Dr. Anita Phillips is a minister, licensed therapist, and professor who has spent her career integrating faith in clinical work with trauma survivors. Driven by her own childhood struggles in a pastor’s family grappling with mental illness, this versatile and dynamic speaker is bringing mental health to the forefront in the church and community through her national Turn the Light On Movement.
Dr. Phillips holds degrees from the University of Maryland, the Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She is currently the program director for the master of arts in clinical mental health counseling at Lancaster Bible College in Washington D.C.
Dr. Phillips also serves on the Advisory Board for the Boris L. Henson Foundation and the Faith Communities Task Force for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. At home in Baltimore, she ministers alongside her husband, Pastor Michael Phillips, at Kingdom Life Church.