I am a practicing psychologist who grew up in North Bay. I worked at The North Bay Psychiatric Hospital for 5 years and Hands Children’s Mental Centre as a supervisor and clinical manager for 9 years. I have been in private practice for a total of 30 years and have done so on a full-time basis for over 20 years.
My studies took me to Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Western Ontario and York University. Through my studies, expertise was developed in the following:
After graduating with a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Counselling Psychology from York University, I returned home to North Bay to work with adults at the regional psychiatric hospital for 5 years. I then moved on to perform the duties of Clinical Supervisor at North Bay’s Children’s Mental Health Centre, working with children and families as well as associated community resources such as schools. A part-time practice evolved into a full-time practice in 1995.
Helping People Change Themselves
At LifeWorks, we believe in using a holistic approach to help people with their psychological functioning. We believe in the innate worth of each individual and tailor our services to meet the needs of each individual and their unique situations. We have never changed anyone throughout the entirety of my career. However, we do help people change themselves, and make a difference in their lives, the lives of others important to them, and their community.
A Message from Dr Phillips
As leader of the LifeWorks team, I approach my work with passion; as a husband and father of five children I believe in a holistic approach to my own life and the lives of others. In all the work I do, I try to integrate the psychological with spirit, nutrition, lifestyle, physical functioning, personal values, etc.
It is a privilege to serve the communities and people of Ontario.