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. 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 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 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.
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