Phillip Bass, MDiv, ThM, MA, LCMCH, NCC, Licensed Qualified Supervisor
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.
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.
I am a co-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 individuals and social networks, such as family relationships, are formed by factors that are unique to each person and network. Often when an individual or family encounters unwanted or unexpected change, the patterns of functioning within that network or practiced by the individual become strained. By working together to examine how those patterns function, and through re-telling a person or family’s narrative to incorporate new patterns, I, along with the client(s), can address issues that arise from these changes.
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
Grief and Loss
Spiritual and Religious Concerns