Dr. Lee Phillips

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Dr. Lee Phillips, Ed.D., LCSW, CSAC, CST is in private practice in Washington, DC where he treats chronic illness and sexual dysfunction. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. He is also a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in Virginia. He is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST). Dr. Phillips has been in private practice for more than a decade, working with couples on sexuality after chronic illness. He lectures on topics including sexuality, chronic pain, anxiety and stress management, caregiving stress, depression in the elderly, mindfulness and cognitive strategies for chronic pain, reclaiming sexuality for couples with chronic illness, ethical decision making, and the assessment of mental disorders. He has published in the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, conducting a research study on LGBTQ-Affirmative Teaching at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Understanding Program Directors Views. He has been a featured expert in Teen Vogue and The Lily Newspaper. He writes for YourTango, Psych Central, and PsychAlive. He holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Behavioral Health from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. In addition, Dr. Phillips is an adjunct professor in the Master of Social Work Program with the School of Social Work at Western New Mexico University. He can be found at www.drleephillips.com.

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Getting Sexy with MS

Dr. Lee Phillips, Sep 13

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease to the central nervous system with the onset generally during adulthood.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease...

Will Sex Make My Pain Worse?

Dr. Lee Phillips, Sep 08

I get this question all the time from my clients. I rarely tell my clients with chronic pain and illness to discontinue sexual activity, because I feel the benefits can outweigh the negatives.

I get this question all the time from my clients.

The History of Chronic Pain and the Link to Psychotherapy

Dr. Lee Phillips, Aug 30

Did you know that chronic pain has been the cause of human suffering from the beginning of time? Sto...

Did you know that chronic pain has been the cause ...

Interventions for Chronic Pain and Illness:Why Psychotherapy? Part 1

Dr. Lee Phillips, Jul 24

Colleagues and other mental health professionals often ask me how I treat chronic pain and illness.

Colleagues and other mental health professionals often ask me how I treat chronic pain and illness.

The Highs and Lows of Sex During a Pandemic

Dr. Lee Phillips, Apr 08 2020

Right now, we are experiencing a stressful time in our lives. The word that comes to my mind and the word that keeps resonating with my clients is uncertainty.

Right now, we are experiencing a stressful time in our lives.