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Dr. Philip Townsend

  • Texas
  • Provides confidential online counseling through BetterHelp

About Dr. Philip Townsend's service

Dr. Philip Townsend is a highly experienced clinical psychologist with over 40 years of experience in private practice. He specializes in individual and family psychotherapy, working with clients of all ages and addressing a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, major life changes, parenting styles, academic direction, and personality disorders. Dr. Townsend’s treatment style is focused on identifying an individual’s strengths and developing personalized action plans to help them achieve their personal goals. He draws from various therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, client-centered therapy, and relationship therapy. Dr. Townsend obtained his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston and has a diverse clinical background. He started his career in the U.S. Army, providing psychological services to military personnel at West Point Military Academy and working with American soldiers in Vietnam. He later worked for the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, where he developed psychological services for adolescents. Dr. Townsend then established a successful private practice, while also serving as a consultant for three public school districts, helping to develop programs for special needs populations. Dr. Townsend believes in providing respectful and honest communication, with a focus on enhancing self-esteem through unconditional positive regard. He looks forward to joining individuals on

Areas of Focus and Specialization

Additional areas

Therapeutic approaches

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Years in practice

44 years

NPI number


License Details

TX Psychologist 21868

License: Psychologist


License number: 21868

Expires at 2024-06-30

License: LPC


number: 89309

Expires at 2024-08-31

License: LPCC


number: 12017

Expires at 2024-07-31



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