Rhonna W. Phillips
Counseling & Therapy Services, LLC

LPC-S and LMFT

 
     
   
     
 

Email: RPhillips@BirminghamCounselor.com
Website: www.BirminghamCounselor.com
Work Cell: (205) 356-9834
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 26387 Birmingham, AL 35260
Physical Address: 1320 Alford Avenue Suite 101 Birmingham, AL 35226

 
     
 

TESTIMONIALS:

 
 

August 30, 2010

Mrs. Rhonna Phillips is well known to me as a gifted, dedicated therapist in our Birmingham office of Alabama Psychiatric Services. I highly respect her clinical competence, tactfulness, interpersonal skills, and high ethical standards. She has special expertise in treating patients with abuse histories. Her patients loved her, trusted her, and got better with her treatment. Her groups were very popular and equally successful. Although officially working with another clinical team, she accepted referrals from others and communicated well about the treatment process. From the care for patients we shared I can affirm to you that she is highly competent, deeply cares about her patients, and is willing to go the extra mile for her patients’ sake.

Mrs. Phillips was liked and respected by patients and staff alike. I regret that she made a decision to leave APS but respect her reasons and wish her much success!

With best wishes,
Godehard Oepen M.D., Ph.D., F.A.P.A.
Alabama Phsyciatric Services
2868 Acton Road Birmingham, AL 35243
Tel.: (205)968-8360 (h)  Fax:968-8373

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry                                                                       
University of Alabama @ Birmingham
                                                                                  
Research Affiliate                                                                                   
McLean Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Apl. Professor of Neurology
Albert-Ludwigs-University
Freiburg i. Brsg./Germany

 
     
 

November 4, 2010

I have had the pleasure of working with Rhonna Phillips for approximately 10 years.She is an extremely competent and hardworking clinician who is dedicated to providing quality care to her patients. She is consistently warm and compassionate with all patients she serves, and has demonstrated excellent skills in working with patients that present with complex issues such as those patients suffering with eating disorders. I recommend her highly, without reservation.

Respectfully yours,
Lane Gould-Hartline, APRN,BC
Director of The Eating Disorder Center of Alabama

 
     
 

November 19, 2010

I am honored to share the valuable experience it was to be supervised by Rhonna Phillips during my stint as an ALC in pursuit of full licensure as an LPC.  Rhonna provided opportunities for me to learn and grow as a therapist every week through case discussions where she challenged me to think beyond the usual approaches and encouraged me to seek out new ideas.  She was incredibly supportive, while also gently pushing me to face my own anxieties and stretch myself as a clinician and a person.  She allowed me to learn ways to combine my own personal style with a solid clinical foundation to become a more confident and competent therapist.  I greatly valued her expert advice and suggestions as well as her support and encouragement to make independent choices and decisions based on my training.  I would recommend her as an LPC supervisor to anyone looking to truly grow and develop through their supervision experience.
 
Sincerely,
Angel K. Jernigan, M.S.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Nationally Certified Counselor

 
     
 

February 1, 2011

Rhonna Phillips' counseling therapy with me consisted of one-on-one therapy and a support group. The Women's Group Experience was a valuable healing experience. She was dedicated to my healing and growth as a person. I will always value my experience. I would highly recommend therapy with Rhonna Phillips.

Melanie H.
Former Client

 
     
 

April 7, 2011

A visit with Rhonna is never a waste of time. I always walked out feeling
better than when I went it. Some days it was just a matter of feeling less
confused, some days I left with a better sense of purpose. More motivated,
ready to tackle whatever I needed to.

The most important thing about Rhonna is that she listens.

She doesn't judge, she doesn't criticize.

Rhonna lets you talk about whatever you need to.

Rhonna will work with you to reach your goals, find your path. She'll even
make a chart if that helps, and sometimes it really did help to have things
on paper.

She's great with suggestions and understands that no matter how much you'd
like to wave a magic wand and make things magically wonderful overnight that
it takes time and that sometimes we can only make tiny little steps in the
right direction, but she's always there for you if you stumble. She's so
helpful and if you lose you way, she'll take your hand and guide you, but
she doesn't push. She helps you stay focused. She doesn't force issues.
If you're not ready to devle into an issue, she waits patiently until you're
ready to discuss.

I so wish that I'd had family like this.

Rhonna is supportive and kind. She has a great sense of humor; cause
sometimes we all need someone to laugh with us, not at us.

Rhonna helps you raise your awareness. Always professional, and always
caring.

She's like a teacher...she shares her knowledge and wisdom and you're a
better person for having known her.

A visit with Rhonna is empowering.

Sunny Glenn
Former Client

 
     
 

May 9, 2011

Rhonna was very easy to talk to. She was a very good listener, and she helped me dissect my negative thoughts and understand where they were coming from. I had several breakthroughs working with her. I learned to face my destructive thoughts and their causes and was then able to work on them. It is a process, and I am still working on things. I can honestly say that I am truly happy for the first time in my life.

Ashley E.
Former Client

 
     
 

August 8, 2011

Mrs. Rhonna Phillips was assigned to my clinical team in 2003 while I was employed at Alabama Psychiatric Services (A.P.S). She is a pleasant, knowledgeable, and compassionate person. I was actually able to witness the benefits of Rhonna's excellent therapy skills by observing the progress made by the many patients that she and I shared.  I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of counseling.
 
Dr. Barbara Turner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, CNS  

 
     
 

July 12, 2012

Rhonna was very easy to talk with and honest with me.  After telling her I was ok with it, cause its how I talk, she even went as far as to swear a little.  I am more comfortable around a person who swears cause I don't feel as if they are better than me.  I was able to work through some "mommy left me" issues, which has been helpful in my current life.  I will return to Birmingham and resume my counseling with her, as I know it was helping. (Currently I’m away for work).  Upon more personal counseling I will include my wife and family.  The help has made a difference in my life and I know with continued help I will be a better person.

Todd P.

 
     
 

July 23, 2012

I came to see Rhonna right after I got separated from my now ex-wife.  We started our sessions shortly before the divorce was final.  That period of time was the single hardest time of my entire life.  I'd never been through something as personally demoralizing as a divorce. Things looked grim, my days were darkened and I saw no light at the end of any tunnel, in any direction.

Rhonna provided me with a light.  She provided me with guidance and support.  She did it with patience, understanding, humor and - when it called for it - a little butt kicking.  She saw me through the worst of the end of my almost 8 year marriage.  She helped me understand not why it happened (I had a good idea as to why my wife no longer loved me) but how I could make it through the seemingly barren landscape that my world appeared to be.  She showed me that I have worth, to my self and to other people.  She showed me that I still have love and a life to share with others, be they friends or lovers.  She was there for me for the scant few attempts at dating as I started to get my feet under me again.

She held my hand as I walked through that barren landscape, as I saw the world begin to take shape around me once more.  She stayed with me until one day, I looked down and realized she wasn't holding my hand...that I was able to walk and function on my own.

If it hadn't been for my sessions with Rhonna, I wouldn't have made it across that landscape a better, more whole and healthy person.  If asked, she'd point at me and say that I was responsible for my recovery and current state of happiness.  And yes, I'll admit that I had to do my share.

But Rhonna got me there.  She showed me the way.  She showed me how to be a happy person again; how to trust again.  Another testimonial hit it right on the nose:  you are a better person for having known her.  That statement can't be more accurate.

I can't thank her enough.

Jonathan D.
Former Client

 
     
 

September 18, 2015

“The process of contacting, scheduling and being evaluated by Rhonna was efficient and helpful.  The rules related to confidentiality and her procedures were clearly explained.  I felt understood and cared about in the very first session.  I benefitted from therapy with Rhonna and intend to return.  I’ve recommended her to others”.

K. anonymous G.

 
     
 

October 03, 2015

I felt "heard, understood, cared about, respected and in the hands of competence. I recommend Rhonna to others all the time”.

Anonymous

 
     
 

November 19, 2015

I benefitted from therapy because "I learned the valuable lesson that ultimately I am in control”.

Anonymous

 
     
 

February 17, 2016

I benefitted from therapy.  Rhonna was "really helpful”.

Anonymous

 
     
 

July 13, 2016

“During the first appt she asked a lot of questions I never would have thought of which was pretty cool.  She got a lot of information without sounding demanding or demeaning.  Rhonna was the first person in a long time who heard and understood my needs.  She called me out respectfully when I needed it and comforted me when I needed that also.  I benefitted more from her therapy than any other therapist I had seen.  She spoke to me on my level, laughed and made me feel very comfortable in sharing things that I would not have shared with another person.  Because I knew she was genuine and caring I was willing to join her Sexual Abuse Group.  There she helped me overcome so much.  She is such an amazing person and therapist.”  

S.J.M.

 
     
 

October 11, 2016

“The initial contact was timely and informative.  The ability to complete forms in advance was very helpful.  The only thing negative was the usual nervousness of a first visit.  Yet I did feel heard, understood, cared about, and respected.  I benefitted greatly and appreciate all Rhonna did.”

Arlene H.

 
     
 

November 21, 2016

“The initial appointment was stressful but Rhonna made it easier to deal with the issues I knew I had.  The benefit was, I got a clearer perspective.  I stopped attacking my spouse and started understanding him better.  Rhonna is a wonderful person and terrific at her job.  She helped get our marriage back on track when we were at the point to give up.”

K. H.

 
     
 

July 11, 2017

“The initial assessment with Rhonna was pertinent for her to understand my problem.  I felt understood.. respected.. and in the hands of a competent professional.  The therapy work I did with Rhonna helped me feel a lot more confident.”

Susannah B.

 
     
 

July 17, 2017

“Our initial contact was timely and accommodating.  Rhonna made the treatment process, the plan, and the rules about confidentiality and payments all perfectly clear and I loved that.  My daughter absolutely benefitted from counseling with her.  I wouldn’t have Rhonna change a thing about her procedures or services.  I would recommend Rhonna to other families.”

S. R. B.

 
     
 

July 19, 2017

Rhonna has helped me be able to see everything in my life (including myself) so much more clearly.  With this clarity I have been able to change my life, whereas before I couldn’t even identify what feelings I was having or why.

Alissa L.