Dr. Phillips earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and graduated Magna Cume Laude from West Virginia University, where she worked with adolescents and adults with substance use disorders at the West Virginia University School of Medicine Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry.
She earned her Master of Arts and her Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia (APA-Accredited), where she completed practicum experiences at the Marshall University Psychology Clinic working with university students and the Marshall University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics conducting assessment and treatment of children and adolescents.
Additionally, while at Marshall University, Dr. Phillips gained experience working with the West Virginia Children’s Rural Health Project providing psychological services in rural schools and the Head Start Program providing consultation in Head Start preschool classrooms. Dr. Phillips completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Devereux Foundation (APA-Accredited) in Malvern, Pennsylvania working with adolescents residing in a residential treatment facility with disruptive behavior disorders, developmental disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Phillips completed her post-doctoral training at the Child NeuroBehavioral Center for Health and Wellness in Augusta, Georgia, where she received an additional eighteen months of training in clinical and neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents for learning disorders, developmental disorders, ADHD, behavioral disorders, and emotional problems as well as further training in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral problems in children and adolescents.
After completing her training at the Child NeuroBehavioral Center for Health and Wellness, Dr. Phillips worked in private practice in Northeast Columbia for three and a half years working with children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, child behavioral problems, adjustment issues, and adolescent issues. She also provided assessments for ADHD, learning difficulties, developmental problems, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and emotional difficulties. She also completed independent medical evaluations for Workman’s Compensation cases.
Dr. Phillips has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working with depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment issues, child and teen behavioral problems, children and teens of parents with substance use disorders, and trauma in children and teens. She uses a cognitive-behavioral approach with some principles from behavioral parent training, but her approach is easily adapted to fit client needs. Additionally, she has skills in building rapport with adolescent clients and assisting them in increasing motivation and goal-setting. Her assessment experience includes evaluations for ADHD, developmental concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorder, emotional problems, and academic difficulties.
Dr. Phillips is a native of West Virginia and the Appalachian south. She moved to the Midlands in 2014 with her husband, Dr. Wesley Phillips, who is a dentist. She lives in Lexington, SC with her husband and daughter. She enjoys cooking, reading fiction, and traveling.