Philip Moorison, PLPC
Philip is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor with a focus on serving adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He earned his Master's Degree in clinical mental health counseling from Grace College, his Bachelor's Degree in business management from William Woods University, and his Associate's Degree in criminal justice from Mineral Area College.
Prior to joining Counseling Associates, Philip worked nearly 30 years as a first responder, both on the front lines and as an assistant director of human resources of a first responder agency. He played an active role in establishing peer support teams, coordinating with community mental health professionals, and worked toward developing relationships with numerous department personnel across the state. Philip has assisted first responders after major traumatic events, often times similar to ones he experienced during his own career. He has been the director of the Missouri Post Critical Incident Seminar since 2019, which provides psychoeducation, peer support, and both individual and group therapy over the course of three days for traumatized first responders and their spouses/significant others.
Philip’s theoretical approach is Individual Psychology, which takes into account a client's past, including childhood, birth order, earliest recollections, and various experiences along life's path and how the experiences shape how they view the world from a unique lens. He also views clients from their current stage of human growth and development. Philip also strives to maintain a biopsychosocial-spiritual view when working with clients.
Philip specializes in trauma-focused therapy and assisting clients who are experiencing grief and loss. He has a special interest in helping first responders and military combat veterans recovering from traumatic experiences both on and off duty. He is a fully-trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician.\
Philip is compassionate about his clients in assisting them to overcome fears, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship conflict, career problems/choices, and personal loss. Philip works with clients of all ages.