Gerda Phillips, LCSW

Phoenix Anxiety & Trauma Specialist



When you walk into a room are your palms sweaty?  Does it feels like your heart is pounding out of your chest?

Do you have thoughts of impending doom?  Lack of concentration or racing thoughts?   Do you avoid certain places or situations because it feels too overwhelming?

You are not alone.  We can look at ways to calm anxious nerves, settle heart rate, and learn how to tolerate distress.

Blog: Anxiety and Trauma

Anxiety, Trauma, & Sports Performance



Learn to become comfortable with uncomfortable emotions.  

"Beyond the fear is the freedom."  

I specialize in SPORTS PERFORMANCE, trauma and PTSD, panic attacks, and anxiety.

Treatment Focus


You are my focus.  You can heal, feel energized, and become aware of your inner strengths. 

Some of the Therapy Modalities that I use are EMDR and Brainspotting.

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My commitment is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

Please contact me today by clicking on the request appointment button below.

Sports Therapy Enhancement and Resilience


Expand resilience.

Shave seconds off your running time.

Improve batting average.

Lower golf handicap.

Alleviate performance BLOCK.

Alleviate performance ANXIETY.

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2 Videos on Brainspotting

2nd VIDEO:  Please click on this link: to watch a phenominal video of Mackey Sasser and Brainspotting.

Fields of Fear.  Despite playing in the league for close to a decade, Mackey Sasser's MLB career is defined by one word, "Yips."  Via interviews with Mackey and his sports psychologists, and a look at his treatment, this film examines the mental side of sports.

Therapy for Anxiety & Trauma


Trauma and PTSD

Do you stay busy to avoid pain of the past?  

Do you dwell on scary "what if" scenarios?

Do you have muscle tension, pick at your nails, 

tap your foot constantly? 


Anxiety and Depression

I help people whose anxiety takes over at the worst possible moments.  

Find hope out of the dark tunnel of despair.


Brainspotting and EMDR

Does Brainspotting and EMDR really work?  

Trauma effects our emotions, memory, and physical health.  Your body has an innnate ability to heal itself from past pain.

Schedule your session today!

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2155 West Pinnacle Peak Road, Ste 201, Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Located 2 blocks Northeast of I-17 and 101


Monday thru Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed Sunday

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