Kim Phillips Psychotherapy
Core Services: Depression, Low Self-esteem, OCD, Abusive Relationships, Fear, Anxiety, Sexuality, Addictions to substances or activities, Anger and stress management, Anxiety, depression, fear, low self-esteem, Bereavement, sudden loss, unresolved grief, Body image, eating problems, obesity, Crisis of faith, spirituality, the meaning of life, Effects - childhood trauma - physical/sexual/emotional abuse, Gay / lesbian / bisexual/ queer / transgendered / transsexual issues, General exploration, personal identity and development, Immigration, dislocation, racism, discrimination, Relationship problems - couple, family, parent-child, Sexuality and sexual problems, Other Issues, Stressful changes in life, work or family
Practice Name: Kim Phillips Psychotherapy
Kim Phillips, MA, MEd, RP
Registered Psychotherapist in Private Practice
I have been working and studying in the psychotherapy and counselling field for the past twelve years. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto, have completed the four-year training program in Psychotherapy at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, and I have done training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (specifically Level 1: Training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory). I am committed to continuing to expand my awareness and skills throughout my career, so I regularly take part in trainings and workshops, as well as peer consultations and discussions, within the field of psychotherapy and counselling. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario, Registration # 003208), and a member of the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Psychotherapists) and adhere to the codes of ethics and standards of practice of both organizations.
My psychotherapy style and approach draws from a number of therapeutic modalities, including Sensorimotor, Gestalt, Relational, Mindfulness-Based, Process-Experiential, Emotion-Focused (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT), Existential, Feminist, and Anti-Oppressive Therapy.
I use a creative, client-centered, relational and experiential approach and have worked with clients on issues including panic, anxiety, depression, trauma, difficult family relationships and histories, chronic or acute shame states, self-esteem, communication and relationship challenges, difficulties with anger, addictive patterns, social phobia, living with illness, difficult relationships with food and one’s body, questions and difficulties around sexuality, and/or around gender, as well as existential concerns of meaning, loss and grief, and connection. Sometimes these concerns are at a level of feeling quite debilitating, making it difficult to function in one’s life, and sometimes the concerns folks bring to therapy are less urgent but also vital and meaningful – such as grappling with life meaning, wondering how to feel more contentment and ease in your relational and emotional lives, or wanting to have more control over life-direction, or to lay to rest self-defeating habits.
I offer individual psychotherapy. I also offer workshops and group therapy from time to time.
Grounded by my mindfulness practice, and informed by my deep respect for my clients’ life experiences and for their courage to engage in this difficult work, therapy with me is practical, poignant, sensitive and direct.
Kim Phillips Psychotherapy
- Depression, Low Self-esteem
- Abusive Relationships
- Fear, Anxiety
- Addictions to substances or activities
- Anger and stress management
- Anxiety, depression, fear, low self-esteem
- Bereavement, sudden loss, unresolved grief
- Body image, eating problems, obesity
- Crisis of faith, spirituality, the meaning of life
- Effects - childhood trauma - physical/sexual/emotional abuse
- Gay / lesbian / bisexual/ queer / transgendered / transsexual issues
- General exploration, personal identity and development
- Immigration, dislocation, racism, discrimination
- Relationship problems - couple, family, parent-child
- Sexuality and sexual problems
- Other Issues
- Stressful changes in life, work or family
- Online Distance Counselling