Cultivate Awareness

Inspire hope

Pave the path to freedom

"Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation."
-Viktor E. Frankl   


Dr. Selin Philip, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Welcome to my tele-mental health counseling practice. My name is Selin Philip, and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan and a national certified counselor. With more than ten years of clinical experience in diverse settings, including outpatient community-based mental health clinics, a university counseling center, faith-based counseling clinics, a domestic violence women's shelter, and private practice, I bring a wealth of expertise to my work with clients.

In addition to my clinical roles, I have actively engaged in counselor education, supervision, and research for the last eight years. As an associate professor and the director of the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program at Colorado Christian University's School of Counseling, I've been committed to shaping the next generation of counseling professionals.

My dedication extends beyond academics; I've also conducted workshops and seminars to heighten mental health awareness among churches and minority groups. A central focus of my mission has been equipping pastors and lay leaders to address the mental health needs within their communities using culturally appropriate strategies. Throughout my professional journey, I've explored diverse areas of research, with an emphasis on multicultural counseling, the spiritual and character development of emerging counselors, the empowerment of intra and interpersonal relationships, and effective pedagogy in online counselor education and supervision. This ongoing exploration has led me to contribute to various conferences, presentations, and published works. Additionally, I am an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA); Association of Counselors Education & Supervision (ACES); Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC); and Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) honor society.

On a personal note, my life is deeply anchored in my faith as a follower of Christ. Beyond my professional identity, I find immense joy as a devoted wife and mother to two wonderful daughters. The presence of my beloved teddy bear dog, Spring, adds a touch of warmth to our family. My personal and professional experiences have taught me that mental health is holistic, encompassing the mind, body, and spirit. As a counselor, I am committed to providing compassionate, culturally sensitive, and evidence-based counseling that may help you cultivate awareness, inspire hope, and pave the way for freedom.