Karen Phillips, PhD

License Type: PsychologistLicense #: PSY11251License Issued: August 1, 1989Graduate School: California School of Professional PsychologyLocation: Santa RosaPhone: (707) 303-3260

About Karen Phillips, PhD

At your first visit, we will focus on identifying the issues that bring you to therapy at this time and the goals you have for therapy. Together, we will begin to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. I think you will find that I am a thoughtful listener, caring, and empathic.

I have more than 30 years experience as a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults of all ages, adolescents, couples, families, and groups.  My training and experience includes many theoretical approaches and methods of treatment (psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral (CBT), humanistic, existential, brainspotting, crisis intervention, coaching), all of which I draw on as needed on your path of healing, growing, and reaching your goals in therapy.

I treat patients dealing with issues of personal growth and development, grief and loss, trauma, identity and meaning, psycho-spiritual struggles, death and dying, improving coping strategies, and enhancing performance, as well as a broad range of psychological disorders.


  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Parenting
  • Divorce
  • Step/Blended Family
  • Adoption
  • Depression
  • Anxiety, panic
  • Phobias
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Brainspotting
  • Gay/Lesbian Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Threatening Illness
  • Issues of Personal Identity or Meaning
  • Stress Management
  • Women’s Issues