Sandra V. Phillips
Chief Clinical Therapist
CEO, CADCII, ICADC, SAP, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Sandra V. Phillips started her private practice, Transformation Behavioral Health, LLC in 2014 located in Augusta, Georgia. Ms. Phillips provides counseling services to a multicultural and diverse population. Ms. Phillips received her BA degree in psychology from the University of West Georgia, where she fell in love with Humanistic Psychology. She later earned both a M.Ed. and MS in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. Ms. Phillips is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II, International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional, National Certified Counselor, Start Behavioral Health Provider (Military Specific Training) and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. She is honored to be a Star Behavioral Health Provider, who renders counseling services to active military members, veterans, and their families.
Ms. Phillips enjoys working with both youth and adults. The belief that everything begins with a thought has defined her therapy approach with emphasis being placed on transforming by the renewing of the mind. Ms. Phillips offers Faith-Based counseling upon request. She provides individual, couples, group and family counseling on a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHA, Substance Abuse, and PTSD. She is also an experienced presenter, who enjoys the interacting with attendees during trainings. She is an educational provider with the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia and Alcohol, Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia and National Board of Certified Counselor. She has presented in schools, community organizations and corporate offices. She enjoys the interacting with attendees during trainings. Ms. Phillips is committed to assisting others live their best lives.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been practicing in the Augusta area since 2014. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Mercer University in 2006, my master’s degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University in 2009 and studied Cognition and Brain Science at The Georgia Institute of Technology. I have experience treating a wide range of client populations (ages 10+) and presenting problems (including anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, anger management and impulse control, grief/loss, trauma, relationship problems, substance abuse and recovery, and childhood behavioral/developmental issues). My clinical experience includes serving both child/adolescent clients and adults in residential, community based, state hospital, correctional, and traditional outpatient settings.
While my formal training includes specialization in the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques including mindfulness and radical acceptance, my clinical approach is multi-modal and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual client. I believe in helping each individual develop adaptive skills that will allow them to grow and develop towards their goals and values. Specific interventions I use with clients may include behavior modification techniques, relaxation training, exploration of existential topics, communication skills development, expressive writing, and bibliotherapy, among others.
Meeting life’s demands and committing to positive changes can seem overwhelming, but you are not alone! It is my hope that through our collaborative relationship you can find the fulfillment and peace of mind you have been seeking. Schedule an interview today and let’s start working toward a happier, healthier future for you!
A person living with chronic pain once described pain as “a hurricane that moves through and changes your life forever.” Similarly, chronic pain can leave a path of destruction in an individual’s life in the form of damaged relationships, emotional distress and shattered dreams. My passion is helping individuals lead fuller, better lives while managing the pain and stress of daily living. By responding in ways that are flexible and life-enhancing, I believe individuals can stop struggling with chronic pain and start LIVING!
I offer individual treatment for people with chronic pain, anxiety and stress-related disorders and have been doing this for the past 9 years. My methods are based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I work with people age 18 or older.
My educational background includes a MS in Clinical Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology from Augusta University. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia.
Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from University of North Georgia in 2014. Later, she earned her master’s in psychology with a clinical focus from Augusta University in 2016. Sarah obtained her LAPC (Licensed Associate Professional Counselor) in 2017. She completed internships focusing in alcohol and drug dependence, pain management, and acute psychiatric care. She has over 2 years of experience as a psychometrist. Sarah currently receiving supervision with Sandra V. Phillips, LPC, CPCS. She practices an integrative and flexible style that includes aspects of cognitive, behavioral, mindfulness, and other modalities for symptom reduction. Sarah enjoys working with children and adults of all ages, religions, and sexual orientations. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and watching football. Sarah is a valuable asset to our team.
My name is Shakia Fuller. I am a licensed associate professional counselor in the state of Georgia. I received my master’s degree in counseling and psychology from Troy University Augusta, Georgia campus. I have several years of experience working various areas in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including RTC, partial care, outpatient, in-home, and private practice. I enjoy assisting children as well as adults. This simply means that I have experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have more experience working with anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, and trauma/abuse. I also have experience assisting individuals with gender identity issues.
I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where the individual is and tailor the treatment approach to his/her needs while being sensitive to how one's individual cultural identity and lifestyle choices impact his/her experience. I primarily use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy, and solution-focused counseling.
Counseling may be one of the greatest self-care gifts one can give. My philosophy may be summed up with a quote by Loretta Gizartis, "If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouraging, or attempts to understand, extraordinary things begins to happen."
Victoria is a 2013 graduate from Cross Creek High School in Augusta, Georgia. She also graduated from the Georgia Institute of Cosmetology. Victoria earned a certificate of completion from Ashworth College in Medical Billing. Victoria has an innate ability to connect with others. She always greets our clients with a smile. She is committed to timely administrative patient care. Victoria is truly the glue that holds the office together with the spirit of excellence.