EDUCATION & TRAINING:
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and am a member of the American Counseling Association. I am also a Licensed Qualified Supervisor. I earned a Master of Counselor Education, Mental Health track, at North Carolina Central University in August of 2013. I also hold a Master of Divinity (2006) and a Master of Theology (2009) from Duke University Divinity School. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I am also an ordained priest in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.
I have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and I employ Gottman Methods Couples Therapy in my work. I have also completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). This method works well for trauma recovery, as well as many other issues clients may be experiencing. When appropriate, I like to include Sand Therapy as a tool to assist client's in working towards their goals. To learn more about my experience, you may review my CV here.
I am a creator of the Nurture/Play/Structure Model of Therapy. At times, we all feel as though our lives are out of balance. Balance brings a sense of peace, enjoyment, and fulfillment to our lives. Whether imbalance is caused by an outside event or an internal struggle, I work with clients to understand what may need adjusting or reframing in order to achieve balance in their lives. This practice is helpful for individuals, couples, and families.
It is my belief that our lives were meant to experience joy. We can only do so when we are our authentic selves. I work with clients to "unlearn" ways in which we have all been trained to perform to the expectations of others.
MDiv, ThM, MA, LCMCH, NCC, Licensed Qualified Supervisor
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:
I offer services to individuals, couples, families, and other social networks.
The following are some of the areas my services include:
LGBTQ + Issues, including Gender Identity
Couples, Families and Relational Issues, including poly and ENM families
Grief and Loss
Spiritual and Religious Concerns, including Religious Trauma
Phillip Bass is a Licensed Qualified Supervisor in North Carolina. He is currently accepting associate level counselors for supervision. Phillip offers individual and dyadic supervision. Supervision is offered in person, as well as online.
If you are an associate level counselor seeking supervision, please be aware that Phillip utilizes a psychodynamic approach to therapy. He is trained in EMDR, and specialize in trauma therapy. Phillip has also completed Level 1 training in Gottman Couples Therapy. In addition, he often uses Sand Tray therapy as a therapeutic tool. Phillip's goal in therapy is to assist clients find a balance between Nurture, Play, and Structure in their lives. You can learn more about a Nurture, Play, Structure approach here.
Phillip is especially interested in supervising those who desire to learn more about working with the LGBTQIA+ community, relationship therapy, and trauma. Please contact Phillip if you are interested in supervision.
Faith Based Services
In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Phillip Bass is also an ordained Priest in the Episcopal Church. He holds a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from Duke Divinity School. Phillip often works with clergy and church groups in both his professional role and in the community. Given the combination of his theological and psychological experience, we offer the following faith based services:
Anxiety Groups (6 or 8 weeks)
Grief Groups (6 or 8 weeks)
LGBTQ+ / Queer Theology Workshops and Trainings
Nurture Play Structure Workshops
Radical Acceptance Workshops (Embracing Non-Performative Christianity)
Vestry Retreats (Communication, Mediation, Team Building, etc.)
Individual and Group Discernment
Pre-marital Assessments and Reports
Others as needed
Phillip offers a sliding scale to clergy who choose to not use insurance for counseling services. Fees for workshops, trainings, and retreats vary by date, size of the group, and location. Many denominations offer clergy support, in the form of an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP). We will be happy to work with your EAP.