PHILLIPS Schools' Counseling Departments


Counseling Services

The Counseling Department of PHILLIPS Schools offers a full range of therapeutic services to meet the needs of PHILLIPS students including:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Self-esteem and self-advocacy training 
  • Autism services and social skills training
  • Trauma informed treatment
  • Expressive therapies of art, play, sand and movement
  • Crisis intervention
  • Mindfulness

Family Services

Counseling services are available to families of students to ensure a collaborative approach and services are tailored to their specific needs.  Family Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication and planning with families of PHILLIPS students in order to enhance school success
  • Parent education and training
  • Home visits, behavioral programming and support
  • Referrals and coordination with outside psychological services 
  • Enhance the role of parents and families as child’s first/most important teacher

About Our Staff

The staff of the PHILLIPS School’s Counseling Departments is comprised of licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors and a developmental psychologist* with certifications in the following:

  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma Treatment
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Sand Play Therapy*
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Canine Assisted Therapy*

*Annandale Campus

Common Student Concerns

  • Problem Solving
  • Coping Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma Issues
  • Autism Spectrum Concerns
  • Social skills Self-esteem Issues
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety