We are an organization that centers those at the margins by providing psychotherapy and consultation services that are anti-oppressive, collaborative + culturally responsive. Our approach is based on the principle that has allowed our communities to persist;
together, we can get through.
SERVICES WE OFFER
One-on-one relationship between client+therapist
Emotion-Focused. Insight-Oriented. Lasting Change.
Relationship between two or more clients+therapist
Attachments. Communication. Navigating Conflicts.
Individual therapy is one of the few spaces in which you could bring all of you and expect to be seen, held+valued. Whether it is to talk about past hurts or current concerns, individual therapy can be the thing you have been yearning for to help become "unstuck" and experience joy once more. During the free phone consultation, we discuss your reasons for seeking care, my approach to therapy, and what you hope for in a therapist and the therapy process.
Some areas of focus include:
Consensual nonmonogamy exploration+support
Gender affirming procedure assessments
Gender identity exploration+support (binary+nonbinary identities)
Racial+ethnic identity exploration+support
Sexual identity exploration+support
Transitioning to adulthood
We all desire deep and authentic connections and thrive when we are in supportive environments. Sometimes, these connections endure interruptions which make us doubt the health, longevity+purpose of our relationships. Through relationship focused or couple work, we support you in learning ways to improve communication, repair ruptures, and reconnect with loved ones.
Some areas of focus include:
Queer parenting concerns with monogamous+nonmonogamous families
Community learning is one of our core frameworks in consulting. Our trainings, workshops+supervision are developed with you in mind; we co-create learning outcomes based on stated needs and combine our theoretical+practical knowledge with individual or agency background.
What makes our services unique is that our trainings center identity in such a way that all training components (e.g., assessment, goals, workshop materials) are based on cultural context.
Curriculum development with assessment
Identity-based healing circles
Mental health-focused seminars
Individual+small group coaching
Organizational climate assessment
Values-based strategic planning
Efficacy+capacity building to support women of color in higher education
Gender+sexuality 101+advanced topics
Identity dynamics in the workplace+beyond
Intersectional approaches in therapy
LGBTQIA+ affirming study abroad experiences
Mental health of marginalized clients
Mentoring students of color at predominantly white institutions
Navigating organizational changes
Racial+ethnic identities 101+advanced topics
Student activism as a form of leadership
Supporting students during times of stress, distress+crisis
DANIEL K. PHILLIP, PSYD
Culturally responsive. Insight-oriented.
Clinical supervision+peer consultation
Gender affirming procedure assessments
Individual therapy (in-person+online)
Mental health training+workshops
DAVIREE VELÁZQUEZ PHILLIP, MED
Inclusive practices+procedures. Intergroup dialogue facilitator. Organizational change. Values-based strategic planning.
Culturally responsive strategic planning
Group facilitation: Conflict, identity development,
leadership development, power dynamics
Organizational change assessment
Professional development coaching
ABOUT DR. DANIEL K. PHILLIP
(HE, HIM, HIS)
Founder, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Being a psychologist with visible (+invisible) marginalized identities has provided me with personal+professional opportunities that connect me authentically+intimately with clients. It is why my approach to healing emphasizes the sharing of thoughts+emotions and significance of establishing+maintaining healthy relationships with oneself and others. From a practice standpoint, my theoretical approach incorporates cognitive behavioral, emotion-focused, insight-oriented and anti-oppression approaches. When I am not working, I am either getting through a difficult stage in a video game or diving into documentaries.
Saint Peters University (BS - Psychology)
Loyola University Maryland (MS+PsyD - Clinical Psychology)
American Association for Marriage+Family Therapy - CA division (LGBT-affirmative psychotherapist)
DC License: PSY1001171
IL License: 071009817
DAVIREE VELÁZQUEZ PHILLIP
(SHE, HER, HERS)
Higher Education+Organizational Change
As a student with marginalized identities, I recall wishing that those who were making decisions about my undergraduate career were better equipped to serve students like me. Throughout my work in higher education and organizational change management, I have learned that most practitioners have good intentions but lack the knowledge+resources to effect change. My greatest strengths are my ability to facilitate dialogue and conflict resolution, provide workshops on systemic issues while centering communities at the margins, and support organizations through strategic inclusion. As I go about working for societal change, I take time to nourish myself by gardening, reading and spending time with community.
DePaul University (BA - Psychology)
Loyola University Chicago (MEd - Higher Education Administration)
THINGS TO KNOW - THERAPY
I THINK I'M READY TO TALK TO SOMEONE. WHERE SHOULD I START?
You could reach out to us via our contact form. Feel free to share as many details as you wish about how we can support you.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SUBMIT THE FORM?
Once you complete the contact form, you will receive a phone call from me (Dr. Daniel K. Phillip) requesting additional information. You will be asked for your insurance information to verify coverage of services, reason for seeking care, and your availability to meet. During this conversation, you will learn about my therapy approach and we will discuss whether or not we think working together will be a good fit. After this conversation, we agree to a date and time that is mutually convenient to meet in person.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE FOR THERAPY SERVICES?
I accept all BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois (BCBSIL) PPO plans, Lyra, Northwestern University Student Health Insurance Plan (NU-SHIP) and UnitedHealthCare (UHC). For all other plans, I am considered out of network. However, please get in touch if you have questions about services but do not have any of the aforementioned plans. For clients wanting to utilize their out of network benefits, I will provide you with invoices that you could submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Here are some questions you should ask your insurance provider:
Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
Is there pre-authorization required? If so, what information do I need for this? Is there a specific form that needs to be completed?
What amount will I be reimbursed for the following services with a licensed clinical psychologist?
CPT Code 90791 (initial assessment)
CPT Code 90837 (individual psychotherapy)
CPT Code 90847 (couple or family session)
Is there a deductible I need to meet each year before I can begin receiving reimbursement for sessions?
Is there a session limit per year?
Do I have to pay a coinsurance amount?
Do I have Telehealth benefits?
I'VE NEVER DONE THERAPY BEFORE; WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
In the first two meetings, I will ask questions about who you are, your life experiences, and your reasons for seeking care. I will ask you questions about how you have been feeling (e.g., have you had difficulty with sleep lately? Do you feel like you're missing connections with others?) and at the end of this process, we co-create a treatment plan, which is a way of holding each other accountable while working together. It is really important that during those first two sessions, you also ask me questions because you are making sense of who I am and determining if we are a good match. Some folks have asked me questions about my identities, my motivation for becoming a psychologist, and what it is like being a therapist.
After those first sessions, we continue meeting to gain insight into your experiences and to determine how to make changes based on your personal circumstances. Remember, this is a space where you will be seen, held+valued so no topic is off the table.
DO YOU OFFER ONLINE THERAPY?
Yes I do! However, even if it may be more convenient, there are some clients who will not be appropriate for teletherapy services. Be sure to ask any questions you may have about this service during our telephone consultation.
THINGS TO KNOW - CONSULTATION
WHAT KIND OF INDIVIDUALS+GROUPS DO YOU WORK WITH?
Everyone. Our experiences range from one-on-one work to groups of 300+ and have included associations, hospitals, mental health practices, non-profit organizations, student-led organizations+universities.
HOW DO I KNOW IF TOGETHER+THROUGH IS RIGHT FOR MY GROUP?
Once you complete the contact form, you will receive a phone call from Dr. Daniel K. Phillip or Daviree Velázquez Phillip requesting additional information such as training needs, timeline for proposed project, and number of training attendees. During this call, we also share our training philosophy, discuss a date and time that is mutually convenient to further map out the consultation project (if needed), and assess our working relationship. We are able to host this meeting in-person or via Zoom.
WHAT FRAMEWORKS INFORM YOUR TRAINING+CONSULTING WORK?
Given our professional and lived experiences, our approach is multilayered but primarily informed by anti-oppression, decolonialism, intersectionality, and trauma-informed perspectives+practices.
DO I GET TO WORK WITH BOTH DAVIREE+DANIEL?
Yes! We do training and consulting together. However, based on your needs, it may be best to work with just one of us.
HOW DO I CONTINUE WORKING WITH TOGETHER+THROUGH?
After our trainings, we offer a 30-minute check in with all of our clients (at no additional cost!) In that conversation, we can discuss follow-up or additional sessions to address ongoing needs.
WEBINAR DATE: OCTOBER 25, 2020
Description: A 90-minute interactive webinar on tools to strengthen relationships between two campus entities that are often tasked with supporting marginalized students. The multidisciplinary panel consists of practitioners with various clinical and higher education experiences. For a copy of the webinar, please contact us here.
Still have questions? Send us a message and a member of our team will be happy to connect with you.