Dr. Phillips is a licensed psychologist in DC and MD who earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She earned her MA in Rehabilitation Counseling at George Washington University, Washington, DC, and her BS in Psychology at Howard University, Washington DC. Having engaged in clinical work in DC, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York City, Dr. Phillips has gained a broad perspective on the utility and accessibility of mental health systems. Her clinical experience spans across a range of mental health, school, forensic, and substance abuse settings with diverse populations including clients with psychotic, mood, substance abuse, learning, and personality disorders. She also has extensive experience conducting neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Black Psychologists. Dr. Phillips' teaching philosophy is that learning is a collaborative process in which both the teacher and student inspire each other to learn by integrating theory and research with real life experience. Her research interest is in immigrant mental health and acculturation, particularly community and school-based interventions for immigrant adolescents.