Shane Phillips, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Shane joined AIM in the beginning of 2022. He is an alumni of UNC Chapel Hill, and now resides in western North Carolina. Shane has extensive experience providing clinical services to adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of treatment settings, including collegiate student services, academic medical centers, residential addiction treatment, and primary care. Additionally, he has worked in program administration, taught at the university level, and provided supervision to provisionally licensed counselors.
Shane takes great care to get to know his patients and deeply understand who they are and what they want out of life. His work is rooted in third wave cognitive behavioral therapies and helping people develop tools for acceptance and change. Shane utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) when working with his patients.
Shane starts from the position that people can and do recover from substance use and mental health problems, and that doing so most often involves “the protective wall of human community” (Jung 1961), changing one’s fundamental relationship with one’s symptoms, and reorganizing life around knowing and doing what matters most.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC) — M.S.W.
Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA) — B.A.