Shelby Phillips, CADC, LSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adult

Shelby Phillips, CADC, LSW

Shelby Phillips treats patients starting from 18 years old.

Shelby Phillips, LSW, CADC, wants clients to leave each session feeling heard, understood, and validated. She supports clients as they find areas in need of reflection and helps them reach their therapy goals in a safe, empathetic environment.

Shelby obtained an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois at Chicago and an MSW from Aurora University. She started her career providing substance abuse assessments and counseling and soon began individual, family, and group therapy for a vast range of diagnoses. She has extensive experience with autism, PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, eating disorders, and more. Shelby is also skilled at early intervention therapy for young children and their families.

In therapy, Shelby focuses first on building rapport. She approaches each client with the basic understanding that dysfunctional thoughts or behaviors can be alleviated by focusing on the core thought or belief that causes distress. When working with a couple or family, she works to understand the relationships to determine why the individual has placed themselves in their current role within that relationship or family system. In every situation, Shelby is emphatic to vulnerabilities shared and is flexible to adapt to the needs of each client. Her goal is for each client to reach their fullest potential, and she uses a comprehensive, humanistic approach for clients to become their personal best.

Specialties

  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry

Education & Certifications

  • Master's in Social Work from Aurora University

Locations

Plainfield, IL
15025 S Des Plaines Street, Suite 201
Plainfield, IL 60544-1868
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