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Melvin Lee Phillips, Jr.

Melvin Lee Phillips, Jr., Ed.D., LCSW, CSAC, CST, CSCT 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) and an ISTI Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT). 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.

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