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Founder Ilona Phillips

Ilona Phillips is the founder of Lotus Consulting. After a decade of working at the University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services, other university settings as well as private practice and Ann Arbor DBT Center, Ilona decided to provide services solely at Lotus Consulting.

In addition to general mental health – Ilona specializes in all eating and body image concerns, substance abuse and chemical addictions, compulsive behaviors and anxiety concerns. Prior to relocating to Ann Arbor for her position of Senior Staff clinician and Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drugs at the University of Michigan, Ilona began her clinical and training journey at The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Services as well as treatment centers Talbot Hall and Maryhaven. Ilona’s work includes specialty groups such as DIVISION I athletes.

Working from a multicultural, feminist perspective Ilona pays close attention to client’s intersecting identities when tailoring evidence based approaches of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to each individual. Ilona also incorporates Motivational Interviewing – helping clients desiring change to move toward and through change. She often builds on insight and trauma work including Prolonged Exposure for PTSD. Ilona incorporates principles of 12 Steps when applicable. She enjoys all facets of her work – including clinical services, training, supervision and consultation.

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