Debbie Phillips, LCSW


Debbie received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at The University of Wisconsin—Stout. Debbie earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from Radford University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 40 years of clinical experience.
Debbie has worked in a variety of treatment settings, with various populations. Debbie has worked with adults in a jail setting. She also has a great deal of experience treating adolescents.
Debbie utilizes a variety of practice methods, most of which are a variation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Debbie also uses Solution Focused Therapy quite often. She also believes in using a “Strengths Based Approach” to therapy. By assisting the client to identify his/her/their own personal strengths, she can help the client realize that they already have “tools” in their “recovery kit” she can help the individual to move forward through their issues.
Areas of specialty for Debbie are Grief and Loss, Couples Therapy, Adolescents, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Spirituality, as well as issues related to Aging. Debbie also offers Prayer and Spiritual Therapy to those who request it.
Debbie is married to Bill Phillips, who is also a Licensed Therapist at MySpectrum. She enjoys reading, taking long walks and traveling. She also considers herself somewhat of a “History Buff” and loves visiting historical monuments and museums.
Debbie states, “I am so excited to be a member of the MySpectrum team! I hope to meet some of you and begin working with you, soon!”
Call us today to schedule an appointment with Debbie: 804-924-2236, option 1 for new clients. You may also request a teletherapy appointment by filling out the new client form.

Below are some specific areas that this Therapist has identified as being in their clinical skillset to treat. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but is presented to serve as a guide as you learn more about the Therapist and their potential match with you.

  • Attachment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Faith Based (Christian)
  • Grief/Loss
  • School Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Substance Use
  • Solutions Focused Brief
  • CBT
  • Women’s Issues
  • Intellectual Disability
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorders