Dayna Phillips, M.Ed.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Melissa

Coordinator of Career Development Outreach
Licensed Professional Counselor
Michigan State University (B.S.), DePaul University (M.Ed.)

Email: phillday@gvsu.edu

StrengthsFinder Top 5: Developer, Responsibility, Learner, Strategic, Achiever

Approach to Therapy: My approach integrates a blend of person-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy, helping students draw connections between their thoughts, behaviors, and emotional experiences. I value the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients by creating a safe and nurturing environment in which to collaborate and support each of my clients to feel empowered to make positive changes in pursuit of their personal, academic, and career development goals.

Campus and Community Involvement:

  • Instructor, US-102
  • Career Center, Career Development Team

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Career Development
  • Career Assessment
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Anxiety & Stress Management
  • Adjustment Issues

Self-Care:

  • Running
  • Spending time with my family and friends
  • Trying out new restaurants
  • Traveling
  • Anything creative: painting, sewing, DIY projects

Fun Fact/s:

  • I did gymnastics for 15 years
  • I have dual citizenship with US/Canada