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About Dr. Philips


As a psychiatrist at West Coast Psychiatry, I partner with patients and comprehensively consider lifestyle habits, biology, and psychology, not only to achieve psychological well-being, but to enhance it. Although part of my role may be to suggest medications, I try to use the minimum number of medications at the lowest dose that actually works. Outside of medications, I use various forms of psychotherapy including supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and CBT-I for insomnia/sleep problems.

 I look forward to getting to know you.

Education, Training, and Experience

  • 2022

    • University of Washington Adult Psychiatry Residency

    • Chief resident
    • WWAMI Pro Award, awarded by medical students at University of Washington WWAMI program (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) to those who go above and beyond, and foster excellence, integrity, compassion, and equity/inclusion in their field.

    • Chief Resident Award

  • 2018

    • Outstanding Senior Partner Award, Awarded by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Alumni Association for outstanding work mentoring younger medical students.

  • 2017

    • University of Missouri-Kansas City, accelerated, 6-year BA/MD program, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Medication management


Generalized anxiety

Consultations & second opinions



Bipolar disorder

Supportive therapy

Social anxiety disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder & ERP 

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