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Rosa Gomez: A Sign in the Sky

Rosa Gomez: A Sign in the Sky

The first time she had heard about Phillips, she was an undergraduate at CSUN, and had a friend who was considering attending the graduate school for an MFT degree. At the time, she says, it stuck with her as an interesting program, but as she was a sophomore, one...
Heather Williams-Baumgart: Artist as Therapist

Heather Williams-Baumgart: Artist as Therapist

As a stylist, illustrator, and fashion editor for the national magazine Girls Life, Heather has enjoyed the kind of artistic career other creative professionals might covet. Indeed, she began her journey studying painting at Cal Arts, moving on to the Fashion...
The Increasing Need for Trauma-Informed Care

The Increasing Need for Trauma-Informed Care

Victims of childhood abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault – these all have one feature in common. It’s the need for special, trauma-informed care (TIC) from the counselors and therapists who treat them.  What Is Trauma-Informed Care?  Trauma-Informed care is based...
Will There Soon Be a Blood Test to Diagnose Depression?

Will There Soon Be a Blood Test to Diagnose Depression?

Will There Soon Be a Blood Test to Diagnose Depression? For years, doctors have used simple blood tests to rule out reasons why a patient might be struggling with depression or bi-polar disorder. Tests like these could point to problems with the thyroid, with a...