Robert W. Phillips
MEd, MA, JD, PLPC, NCC
Robert is a Counselor In Training (CIT) under the supervision of Michael Richardson, EdD, LPC, LCPC. Robert completed his Master of Education degree in Counseling, with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He is board certified as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and is a member of the American Counseling Association.
Prior to pursuing a career in counseling, Robert received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas, and a Master of Arts degree in History from Tulane University. Robert worked for over 20 years as an attorney in the St. Louis area, for many years in private practice focusing on corporate financial litigation. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Missouri Attorney General, focusing on employment discrimination including matters involving the Americans with Disabilities Act and mental health. Robert has been an adjunct professor in business law at several local universities, and also held Missouri teacher certification in several subject areas and taught in the public schools.
Robert specializes in the areas of anxiety, grief/loss, stress management, life transitions and adjustment, career counseling, group counseling, and marital/couple therapy. He also has a special interest in working with religious, spiritual, and ethical issues. Robert has an integrative approach, but for individuals uses especially the therapeutic techniques of person-centered therapy, internal family systems, and narrative therapy. He is experienced working with teens through adults and with groups.