Gary Phillips

Gary Phillips

Professions: Pastoral Counseling, Psychology
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychologist - 071002211
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 11080
Office 1
550 Sunset Ridge Road
Northfield, Illinois 60093 - United States
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I help clients understand and use their feelings in relation to their thought processes; that is, I integrate clients applying changes in thinking and feeling in problem solving behaviors. Additionally, I help clients understand and use their understanding of their meaning and purpose in life. This focus, in turn, is integrated with the initial focus of aiding clients in understanding and using changes in their thoughts and feelings. I especially focus on and work directly with religious and spiritual issues in the lives of clients. Finally, all of this work with clients is set in the understanding and use of overcoming negative, destructive relationships and helping clients discover what a good relationship is and how to achieve such relationships in their day to day living.

Email or Call Gary Phillips at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11080

More Info About My Practice

Clients will receive a free initial telephone consultation in regard to their problems and how I propose to begin the process of helping clients with these problems. This, then, will be followed by an in-office consultation in which a specific plan will be developed for what exactly will happen in the psychotherapy experience. This dual emphasis provides a clear, direct beginning to the therapeutic experience.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am particularly able to help persons who are having problems with religious and spiritual issues. I have been trained extensively in working with persons struggling in this area. In addition to this training, I am trained to work with those problems intertwined with religious/spiritual concerns: depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, confusion about career, vocational choices and emotional pain in understanding one's life and purpose. The integration of training and education I have had in clinical psychology and pastoral counseling provide me a basis for working in these areas; this type of integration is unusual and often missing in the standard training of therapists and counselors.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Residential Treatment or Hospitilization

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Geriatric clients, severely disturbed adolescents, strongly conflicted couples

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Core Process Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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