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Dr. Christa Phipps

Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, Owner

Dr. Christa Phipps has been a counselor for 20+ years and works primarily with children as young as age 2.5, adolescents, college-aged students, couples, families, and adult women. She specializes in a variety of issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and behavioral issues with children. However, she specializes in trauma with both children and adults. 

Before starting her own practice, Dr. Phipps worked at Hickory Grove Counseling Center from 2005 to 2023 as a professional counselor. She became the Clinical Supervisor in 2012. She has also worked in inpatient settings, group homes, Intensive In-Home counseling, and other outpatient facilities.

As a counselor, she is humanistic in her thinking, using EMDR techniques to explore and reprocess past memories and negative cognitions. She values listening with a nonjudgmental attitude to change thought patterns that are not working. When working with young children, she uses child-centered play therapy techniques to assist in building self-esteem and EMDR to assist in changing behavior. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

In her free time she loves to spend time with family. She also loves to run and hike trails with her husband and friends.


  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS)

  • Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPTS)

  • Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Consultant for EMDR

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)


  • Ph.D. in Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • M.A. in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • B.S. in Social Work from Texas Christian University


  • Play Therapy Certification from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

To contact Dr. Phipps reach out to her Administrative Assistant, Jodi.

Dr. Christa Phipps
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