Dr. Shaun Phillips, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johnson State College, a Master of Science from Trinity College, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Northcentral University. Dr. Phillips was awarded the Vermont Therapist of the Year in 2005 and has also been a Neurological Psychology professor at Johnson State College for the past 10 years.
He is trained in a wide variety of mental health and substance abuse disorders including complex lifestyle changes, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and all substance abuse/dependence disorders. He has a wide range of experience in psychopharmacological medications, neurology, and genetic mechanisms and predispositions of mental illness and addictions.
Dr. Phillips has an avid interest in spirituality and Buddhist practices of awareness and contemplation of one’s life, which is perhaps more important than ever in today’s fast paced and challenging world. The mind and its relationship to the physical body is scientifically recognized as a continuum, and imbalances to one correlates to compromises in the other. By treating the mind and body as an integrated organism, behavioral modifications occur more quickly and tend to be longer lasting than is seen by traditional therapies. Current research has shown that taking a holistic and eclectic approach is optimal in changing an individual’s life and lifestyle.