Last updated: 1/1/2020

Richard L Phillipps, LICSW, LADC-1, MPH (617) 332-6524
Last Updated: 1/1/2020
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Years of Experience: 35

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


MA - LICSW [1017162]
MA - LADC I [950]

Credentials and Certifications:
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

For over 30 years I've been helping people overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable. I have special expertise in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction, and emotional issues related to physical illness. My dual background in Public Health and Social Work enables me to help people who have both psychological and medical issues. I'm a strong advocate for family, peer and community support when acceptable to my clients.
Mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches are the most powerful tools I use. The most therapeutic thing I have to offer, though, is a genuine willingness to listen to how you see yourself. The years have made me accepting, informal, relaxed and non-judgmental.
My practice is based on long and varied experience. I've run programs, trained therapists and watched many treatment fads come and go. I'm not easy to shock and welcome the opportunity to help. I have some weekend hours. Feel free to call. I'd be happy to consult with you on the phone.
Office and Contact Information
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230 Central Street
Newton, MA 02466  

(617) 332-6524

Contact: Richard L Phillipps

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Emergency Appointments
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Depression Dual Diagnosis Life Transitions Neurological Pain Management Physical Illness/Impairment Psychosomatic Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Also serving:
Anger Management Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Family Issues Forensic Gender Identity Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Learning Disabilities Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Traumatic Brain Injury
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Education Consultation Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Psycho-Educational Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Behavioral Medicine Body Centered Psychotherapy Case Management Coaching Crisis Intervention Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) EMDR Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Forensic Evaluation Gestalt Holistic Humanistic Information and Referral Integrative Medicine Long-Term Nutrition Counseling Parent Guidance Prevention Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support
Methods - focus areas:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
College Students
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness Diabetes Disabled Gifted Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Suicidal
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Hispanic Irish Native American
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $100
Couples: $125
Group: $50
Family: $125

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation

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