Philip Kolba, MA
|Professions: Clinical Social Work, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy|
|License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision|
|Primary Credential: LPC|
Billing and Insurance
Fees: Free 30 minute consultation.
My standard rate is $150 per hour.
I offer discounts if you book 10 or more sessions at once.
I am willing to discuss a sliding scale for those experiencing financial hardships.
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Are you shocked, horrified, and saddened by the idea of a Trump presidency? I'm here to help you process this nightmare and develop strategies for coping with the practical and emotional implications.
I'm available for counseling and personal consulting to manage crises, assess personal and professional functioning, clarify goals, and strengthen social and emotional skills. I specialize in solutions-focused online relationship counseling. Online counseling allows me to be accessible whenever and wherever it?s convenient for you, and you can continue to see me wherever your life takes you.
I provide individual, couple, and alternative relationship counseling to LGBTQ and hetero clients. Clients explore issues that impact their professional and personal relationships?including communication, power dynamics, and intimacy?as well issues that affect their individual functioning?anxiety, grief, depression, narcissism, and trauma.
My counseling style is trauma-informed, solutions-focused therapy. The methodologies I use include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavior therapy (DBT), and emotion-focused therapy (EFT). My role throughout is to nonjudgmentally help you reach your goals as effectively as possible through effective research-based psychological strategies.
I offer a free initial consultation so contact me to see if I am a good fit for you.
Email or Call Philip Kolba, MA at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 34143
More Info About My Practice
I have a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Lewis & Clark College and a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Toronto.
I also contribute to the field through research, psychometric tool development, consulting, and peer-review. I have provided psychological consultation for several mental healthcare startups. My previous research was on the development of innovative measurements for fine motor skills, and my current research is on treating tinnitus using a mobile app. I also review for the journal, Ecopsychology.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
The issues I specialize on include:
- Relationship types: monogamy, polyamory
- Sexuality: hetero and LGBTQ+
- Learning skills for developing successful relationships
- Resolving relationship issues: Communication, Conflict resolution, Intimacy and sex, Alternative sexual expressions, Relationship milestones (engagement, marriage, children), Rekindling passions, Family dynamics, Influence of personal histories, Finding the right partner, Feelings of loneliness, Trust, Infidelity.
- The effects of mental health on individual and relationship functioning: Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment disorder, Trauma, Narcissistic personality disorder, Asperger's disorder.
My Role as a Therapist
You are an expert on yourself, I am an expert on psychology and mental health. Counseling involves using both of our expertise to come up with strategies to address problems and improve your functioning.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
I typically do not diagnose except as required for insurance reimbursement. "Mental health disorders" are descriptions of psychological experiences that differ from some idealized average person's category which nobody falls into. Everyone experiences benefits and challenges from their physical, mental, socio-economic characteristics, or their identify, family, culture, geography, or structural societal factors. If there is an issue in your life that you struggle with, I will strive to help you resolve it. I don't need to label something a "disorder" unless it causes harm to you or others.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Expatriates, LGBTQ+, veterans, Asperger's, teens
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