Phillip M. Riddick, MSW, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer/Clinical Director
Let me first and foremost congratulate you on taking the first step to changing the direction of some things going on in your life. Seeking therapy is no easy process and finding the right therapist is an even harder one, so it should not be taken lightly. You taking this step is a huge one that will reap positive rewards for you and/or your family. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it!
After serving in the United States Marines Corps, I graduated with my Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees from Norfolk State University, obtained licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, and completed trainings in Trauma Informed Care, suicide intervention skills, and Love and Logic Parenting among others. I have had more than 10 years of experience as a foster care social worker, mentor, intensive in home counselor, medical social worker for an inpatient psychiatric facility, outpatient therapist, clinical consultant, and clinical director for inpatient and community based agencies. Through those experiences, I have done a great deal of work with adolescents and young adults struggling with changes in life, those with chronic mental illnesses (to include depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, and psychosis), military families, those with anxiety/adjustment disorders, families (traditional, blended, single family, and co-parenting), and couples.
I approach therapy the same way I do everything in life- with charisma, energy, an open mind, positivity, and FUN! I understand that each person is an individual and tailor my therapeutic approach to that individual while incorporating Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques. I have training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Brainspotting, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Prepare/Enrich for couples. I believe that each individual and family has the ability to overcome whatever obstacles they face, and will work to help you unlock that potential while increasing self-esteem, empowerment, and connectedness.