Phyllis Koch, LCSW
The focus of my work with clients in therapy is to join with them in a respectful relationship within which we can work together to better understand what is blocking their personal growth and causing pain, and facilitate changes to achieve healthy development.
I believe that the need to develop “the self”, to be true to oneself, respect and reconnect to oneself is at the center of many clients’ issues. I work to help clients get unstuck and back on track with themselves so they can be more emotionally supportive to themselves, their partners, and their families. In parent work, this includes helping parents better understand “the self” of the child and the child’s temperament in order to develop effective parenting strategies.
My clinical specialties include working with parents and children (ages 2-12), temperament-based parenting, special needs, adoption and problem behaviors. I also work with individual adults dealing with depression, anxiety, life stage issues and with couples.
I received my Masters degree in Social work from the University of Chicago and have 2 years post-Masters clinical training from Loyola University. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers, The Academy of Certified Social Workers, and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.