Therapists Bios

Isaac Phillips, LCSW
Executive Director

Isaac relocated to Utah from New England in 1995 where he had worked in various administrative positions at two adolescent residential treatment centers prior to obtaining his graduate degree at The University of Utah in 2007. After earning his degree, he worked for 5 years as a therapist and assistant director at Assessment Counseling & Educational Services (ACES), a non-profit agency in Salt Lake City, Utah, licensed to treat domestic violence and substance abuse. Pursuing primary interests, including the psychology of relationships, he focused his clinical practice in the agency working, primarily with individuals struggling with relationships, couples, and domestic violence perpetrators. While at ACES he conducted a clinical trial and controlled research using Mind-Body Bridging to treat men who use violence in relationships, and have been court ordered to treatment. The research will be published in 2013.

Isaac partners with his wife, also a licensed clinical social worker, at Equinox Counseling Services, which opened in the spring of 2011. Isaac serves on the Utah Domestic Violence Council Training and Treatment Committees, currently co-chairs the Salt Lake Area Domestic Violence Coalition, and is an active participant with the Salt Lake Area Domestic Violence Treatment Committee. He is certified in Mind-Body Bridging (Dr. Stanley H. Block, MD, et al), and participates on the Mind-Body Bridging Certification Committee. Equinox Counseling Services currently offers live and web-based certification for Mind-Body Bridging. He resides in Cottonwood Heights, Utah with his wife and children.

Andrea Allen Phillips, LCSW
Clinical Director

Andrea moved from Montana to Utah in 2001, teaching middle school history before attending the University of Utah to pursue her Master of Social Work.  Andrea then worked as a therapist at Primary Children’s Center for Counseling with children and adolescents. There she trained and provided Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to many adolescents and families. 

 In 2010 she transferred her teaching and clinical skills to working with children, adolescents, spouses, and service members of the Utah National Guard.  She spent 12 years providing counseling services, including deployment cycle support, PTSD,  grief and loss, and suicide prevention to all members of the Utah National Guard and their families. 

Andrea specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, parenting, and adjustment issues throughout the lifespan (marriage, divorce, college, relocation, empty-nest). 

Andrea has extensive training in Mind-Body Bridging and has written an adapted version of the model for children. She is certified in DBT and EMDR. 

She is a tireless advocate for children and strong families. She believes that it is her responsibility to continue to grow and learn as a person so that she can bring fresh energy to every client she meets. 

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