Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Adolescent work
- Cultural competency
- Depression and mood disorders
- Anger management
- Mindfulness and yoga
- Holistic counseling
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.
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)
Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, phobias
- Beacon Health
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Brown University Student Health Insurance
- Johnson & Wales University (United Health)
- Neighborhood Health
- Providence College (United Health)
- United Health
- RISD Student Insurance (United Health)
- URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance (United Health)
- Initial sessions: $150/session (90min)
- Continuing sessions: $100/session (40-45min)
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."
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
YogaUsing specific postures, breathing practices, and meditation techniques to ease suffering and release life’s traumas and losses. (learn more)
Education and work 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