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Dr. Susan Phillips joins The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is announcing that Dr. Susan Phillips, an advanced practice nurse of psychiatry, has joined the center’s medical team of caring practitioners. She began working at the Salem office this month.

Phillips comes to the center with 36 years of nursing experience with 28 years at the advanced practice level. She earned a Doctor of Nursing from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of quality improvement in healthcare. Phillip’s advocacy for population health extends beyond her clinical work to the community, where she works on outreach projects to address housing and food insecurity through a hot meals program and through Habitat for Humanity. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the American Public Health Association.

Phillips recently retired after 21 years of service for the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System. She continues to serve as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University.

Phillips emphasized that she believes “the most effective form of recovery from a mental health condition is patient-directed, based on the unique, individual strengths, experiences, and preferences of each client.”

Phillips and her family were longtime members of the Salem community. It was in Salem that she met and married her husband before moving to the Canton area. She stated, “I am thrilled with the opportunity to, once again, become a member of the Salem community.”

Phillips is now accepting new patients. Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment should call 330-424-9573.

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