Rina Phillips, LCSW-C

Rina Phillips, LGSW

Clinical Degree: Social Work, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Expertise: Parenting; grief and bereavement; domestic violence; anxiety and depression; achieving work/life balance; life transitions; employment difficulties; spiritual and existential conflicts.

Availability:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


Nothing will work unless you do – Maya Angelou

Life can be tedious and overwhelming, especially when we do it with kids, work, and family. Even if we look around and see that “nothing is actually wrong in our lives”, we may still feel sad, lonely, anxious, and overwhelmed. As a mother to three young children, and a working professional, I understand the day to day struggles; being there for everyone in our lives, at times needing support for ourselves too.

I have worked extensively with individuals experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, grief, and trauma. My therapy style is warm, open and non-judgemental, as I welcome all the parts of you to our shared space.

On a personal level, 5 years ago, I experienced PTSD and secondary trauma as a result of working in an intensely difficult and traumatic environment After struggling with panic and anxiety, I sought treatment and now have a much greater sense of how anxiety lives in my body and my mind. I believe this experience has made me a better clinician as I can truly understand what others are going through and offer insight and perspective. I look forward to working with you.

~ Rina

Burnout Prevention for Therapists group

This is a group for mental health professionals to prevent secondary trauma and burnout, by creating a safe space to process the difficult work that we do. The group is time-limited so please contact me for details and start dates.

Rina has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work in NYC, earned a Bachelor’s of Psychology from Stern College, and is licensed to practice psychotherapy in the State of Maryland. Rina has been trained in Solution-Focused Therapy in the United Kingdom, and has undergone specific training in addressing the challenges of parenting, grief and bereavement, and domestic violence. This experience has made Rina a particularly effective provider of psychotherapy services for children and adolescents, mothers, and families. 

What Clients are Saying...

“As a therapist, Rina is an excellent listener and highly caring as she engages me. She has unconditional positive regard and is able to help me reach my therapeutic goals.” — Jim Washington, DC

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