Arizona Anxiety Specialist

Gerda Phillips, LCSW

I have traveled my own difficult journey.  After 23 years of marriage, I found myself divorced and emotionally drained.  I went through deep depression, shame, and loss. Fortunately, I was sick and tired of being sick and tired and sought help from therapists.  I am incredibly grateful for the therapists in my life who helped me out of my darkness and despair

Now I am a highly-trained professional counselor in Phoenix, AZ.  I love working in the counseling and coaching field to impact others towards their own freedom and transformation into a life worth living. 

I work with adults ages 18 years and older.  My specialty is with anxiety and trauma.  I also work with sports anxiety and sports performance enhancement.

I am re-married to a really great guy who I am so thankful for.  We have 6 children together that are in their 20's.  I am pretty low-key outside of work and enjoy recharging by spending time outdoors bike riding, walking, and an occasional run now and then.

I am passionate about learning all I can about my profession of trauma work as I am EMDR and Brainspotting Certified.  I can often be found reading the latest book on Brainspotting as it is fascinating to me.

Licensure and Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker: LCSW-17018
  • EMDR Certified 
  • Brainspotting Certified
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


  • Masters in Social Work, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Park University