Phillip Lowry, LMHC

Phillip Lowry
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients (updated April 3, 2017)

He has established himself in the community as a referral partner that can be trusted and will provide excellent service to the clients that he works with. His professionalism, integrity and high level of competence are reflected in his reputation as a top level therapist.

- Grace Dulude (2017)

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Chat briefly to ensure a good match before a full appointment. (Free)

1 Verify insurances & fees.

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If you are a prospective client, please schedule a phone consult above. For other inquiries, you can email Phillip here.

    About Phillip

  • Mental Health Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher, and First Degree Reiki Practitioner
  • Particular expertise and interest in working with clients from various cultural backgrounds
  • Treats anger problems, depression and other mood disorders, trauma, and anxiety
  • Uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, and yoga in his private practice

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Phillip Lowry is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher, and First Degree Reiki Practitioner, and provides a holistic approach to improving his clients' mental health and overall wellness.

Phillip uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and yoga to help clients struggling with anger management, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma (yoga is optional for clients who are interested). He combines traditional therapeutic counseling with meditation, concentration, and ethical guidelines that are emphasized in yoga practices to help his clients understand their thoughts and feelings, as well as the consequences surrounding them.

Phillip truly believes in the importance of cultural competency within his practice, allowing cultural differences to enhance his relationship with his clients through respect and understanding. Phillip's past work experience includes clinical counseling at a community mental health center, and working as a social worker for the State of RI. 

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

"I realize you may feel shame or guilt in response to experiencing symptoms of a mental health disorder. You may have stereotypes as to what it means to be diagnosed with a disorder and to undergo treatment. I feel it’s important for you to understand you are more than a diagnosis, and your worth is not defined by your diagnosis. I believe sometimes we are simply suffering in response to a challenge presented by life. We can work together to find the path out of your suffering."

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Private Practice, 2007 - Present
Community Mental Health Center, Clinical counselor
State of Rhode Island, Social worker

Rhode Island College, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Mental Health Counseling, 2008
Rhode Island College, MA, Counseling, 1997

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

Adolescent work – Oppositional defiance, conduct disorder
Cultural  competency – Understanding clients from their background and identity, instead of the therapist's background. Sees clients who are frustrated by the power/privilege in institutions, challenges in college or in not getting promoted at work, etc. Has particular experience working with clients in the African, African American, Latino, and Hmong communities.
Depression and mood disorders – Bipolar disorder; sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Trauma – Includes arrest trauma, legal challenges, emotional trauma from relationships; work with couples and families struggling through difficulties; uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, breath work, and mindfulness. (Does not specialize in trauma from sexual assault, robberies, terminal illness.)

OVERALL EXPERTISE AREAS

Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, phobias

clientele

CLIENTELE

Adolescents (13-18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Couples

Languages

LANGUAGES

English


Phil has been a tremendous source of support for me as a therapist. He is wise, informed, passionate and dedicated to his craft. Phil trained under me as a yoga teacher and has since continued his education regarding the benefits of mindfulness and mental health. Phil integrates the whole body, mind and spirit into his practice.
— Coral Brown, LMHC (2017)
I would highly recommend Phillip Lowry to be a Zencare member. He has worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years and has established himself in the community as a referral partner that can be trusted and will provide excellent service to the clients that he works with. His professionalism, integrity and high level of competence are reflected in his reputation as a top level therapist.
— Grace Dulude (2017)