About Phillip

“I enjoy counseling, I love what I do.  I particularly enjoy counseling skeptics, those who don’t believe they can benefit from counseling.  Once the counseling relationship begins, once we’re in session, they see almost immediately, that I’m not the average counselor, it’s more like they are talking with a friend.”

                                                                                                                                                  ~ Phillip A. Simmons


 Phillip A. Simmons, M.A., LLPC, CAAC is the founder and lead counselor of Phillip A. Simmons & Associates.  He has been working in the counseling field for the past 10 years.  Phillip earned his Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Wayne State University.  His Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration on Consumer Behavior was awarded to him from the University of Michigan. 

Phillip is one of the most sought after, and highly respected counselors in the Michigan area.  He has worked in outpatient mental health agencies, vocational counseling facilities, university advising and in private practice. He possesses an uncanny ability to put his clients at ease, and has developed a well-regarded reputation for reaching clients other counselors have been unsuccessful with.  His dedication to each client he serves often results in communication from his clients, years after the counseling relationship has ended, thanking him for his positive impact on their lives.  

 He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), University of Michigan African American Alumni Council, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Dads of Michigan.  His passion for counseling has garnered Phillip A. Simmons & Associates such clients as the State of Michigan, Detroit Lions, The National Football League, Detroit Pershing High School Football Program, Wayne County Community College, 32A Judicial District Court, 40th Judicial District Court, 45A Judicial District Court, JEC Counseling, Dads of Michigan, PeerMod Consulting, as well as a host of individuals and families.  

Phillip resides in Detroit, Michigan with his wife Casaundra, and three children Asia, Ian and Sloane.