Phipps Family Therapy
We offer dynamic mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults. Treatment is designed to meet the individual needs of each client and aims to explore and process underlying factors contributing to emotional, behavioral, and cognitive struggles that negatively affect interpersonal relationships, school/work performance, leisure activities, and one’s overall happiness and well-being.
Trevor Phipps, LISW
Trevor is a licensed independent social worker who combines psychodynamic theory, object relations theory, and attachment theory to explore how personality structure and psychological defenses affect Clients’ ability to relate to others. By utilizing the transference present during the session between the client and therapist, appropriate interventions (sensitive to specific psychological defenses) are used to communicate with the Client’s “true self” and process the thoughts, feelings, and sensitivities contributing to each client’s unique emotional pain. Trevor treats personality disorders, mood disorders, thought disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma.
Trevor enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Columbia College and received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. Trevor is a certified mediator, is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, trained in play therapy, and is certified in conducting preschool-aged attachment assessments. A non-judgmental approach from a place of understanding and acceptance assists children and their families in addressing the realistic dynamics of their family system and move them towards achieving their family goals.
Anna Phipps, Office Manager
Anna has enjoyed working in the mental health and human services field for several years. This included providing care and assistance for individuals with mental and/or developmental disabilities. Anna enjoyed working alongside her clients to assist them in reaching their personal goals and objectives to achieve a higher level of independence.
Anna has received an Associate of Arts Degree with a major in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Psychology and Human Services and minor in Sociology.
While providing services at Phipps Family Therapy, Anna is attending the University of Iowa's School of Social Work to obtain her Master's degree in Social Work (MSW). Anna plans to serve populations and communities in need of services upon completion of her degree.
Anna's areas of interest and focus include client-centered, trauma-informed practice as well as substance abuse and addiction interventions.