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

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience working with adults and adolescents.  I specialize in trauma-informed brain and body focused psychological treatment.  In addition to traditional talk psychotherapy, I use Brainspotting* as a particular method to help patients heal from trauma, improve performance, and expand health and creativity.

I treat patients dealing with issues of

  • personal growth and development
  • grief and loss
  • trauma and childhood family dysfunction
  • dissociative phenomena, parts, and insiders
  • death and dying
  • destructive cycles in relationships
  • self-criticism and negative core self-beliefs
  • depression and anxiety
  • identity and meaning
  • psycho-spiritual struggles
  • enhancing performance

*How can Brainspotting help you?  “Where you look affects how you feel.” (David Grand, Ph.D., Brainspotting Founder and Developer).  For more information, visit the Brainspotting website at www.brainspotting.com.


  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Depression
  • Anxiety, panic
  • Phobias
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Complex Trauma
  • Dissociative Identity Phenomena
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems)
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Coaching
  • CISM (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Management)
  • Gay/Lesbian Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Threatening Illness
  • Issues of Personal Identity or Meaning
  • Stress Management
  • Women’s Issues