Hello and welcome to the Avadee Counseling website! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed by the state of California in 2001. I have served my community in the mental health field for over 20 years. I’ve had the privilege of working with people of all ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic levels to change and improve their lives. My strengths are instilling hope, offering redirection and clarity while providing a safe and productive environment for you to decide your next step….
My specialty (and joy) is helping people overcome depression and anxiety symptoms. I will work with you to design and use coping skills to help you move forward and live your very best life. I also enjoy and excel in working with families to clarify roles, decrease conflict/confusion and increase family harmony.
I do not practice cookie cutter, one size fits all therapy. My interventions and approach are customized to accommodate your needs and goals for treatment. I don’t have all the answers, but you do and I can help you discover them. I will utilize reality testing, empathy and validation to facilitate change.
Lastly, sometimes we humans just get stuck; in our heads, our hearts, our bodies and we need help and encouragement to move forward; I can be that help. Give me a call; let’s work it out…
Ava D. Phillips, MS, LMFT