Here is a capture of what people who have worked with Phil have to say. Since these are placed by clients in chronological order, you may want to use your “find” feature in your browser or follow the color code to see a specific topic. Some examples might be: Coaching, Relationships/Marriage, Decision Making, Anxiety, and Depression.
O.L. on Aug 07, 2018 on issues concerning Depression.
Phil is positive and funny, and very good at explaining the rationale behind techniques to manage emotions. I have come away with a work plan that I can put into place every day, to stop myself slipping, and I feel far more positive about my future. I’m enormously grateful.
J.O. on Aug 01, 2018 on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship/family
Phil is an experienced and competent counselor. If you’re looking for an approach along the lines of Carl Rogers’ unconditional positive regard, Phil is a good choice.
B.E. on Jul 18, 2018 on issues concerning stress, anxiety, decision making, and career Coaching
My time with Phil was hugely beneficial for both my mental health, as well as some of the largest and most difficult life decisions I had struggled immensely with approaching and overcoming. Phil worked with me to develop patient-centered plans based on my values and my priorities and for that, I am forever indebted to him. Following these large decisions and 1 year later, I can confidently say that I have found a new and much more fulfilling life.
C.H. on Jul 02, 2018 on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationships, intimacy-related, eating, and anger
I’ve done talk therapy for many, many years, but doing CBT with Phil has made a big difference in how I handle my anger. He is patient, understands my issues, and has helped my partner and me reduce our fights (we are now doing couples therapy with him). Phil is the only therapist that’s been able to give my partner and me successful tools to draw on.
A.T. on Jun 21, 2018 –Coaching
Phil has been a great listener to me! He offers me invaluable and objective advice to help me navigate my issues / the situation! Many thanks to him!! Highly recommended.
D.A. on Jun 08, 2018 – Coaching
Phil is amazing. I love his diversity and he brings all of that to the table and in the advice he gives. Its a welcomed change and great approach from the more traditional types of counseling. I wouldn’t be hesitant to recommend him to anybody including those in the social services fields.
A.W. on Jun 08, 2018-on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, Relationships/Marriage, and self esteem
Phil is fun and laid back. He’s good at offering advice without being pushy. He listens and doesn’t judge.
T.A. on Jun 07, 2018 – Coaching
Phil is very respectful and understanding. He helped me sort my issues in a short time. Strongly recommend him to anyone who needs help.
D.I. on Jun 06, 2018-on issues concerning Relationships/Marriage
Phil is a very level-headed, down-to-earth, counselor, who has the ability to eliminate the periphery and shine light on the root of the problem, in a very efficient manner. We very much appreciated his sense of humor, and, if the need arises, we will seek his help again.
S.A. on Jun 01, 2018-on issues concerning decision making
Phil is an excellent counselor. Throughout phone conversations, he was quickly able to understand my issues and provide sound and evidence based counseling. He is a very good listener, and his genuine and warm demeanor make him very easy to speak with. Additionally, it is apparent that he has many years of strong experience. He helped me through some important decisions and I am grateful. Highly recommend Phil.
D.E. on May 31, 2018-on issues concerning decision making and anxiety
Mr. D’Agostino has the ability to guide and support clients easily toward healthy living and better choices. He is patient and extremely bright. My anxiety level has significantly lessened. I frequently pick up his book (Naked Thinking–Your essential handbook to effectively tame your emotions, focus your thinking, and make better decisions) and read a chapter or two when I’m struggling with decisions. I highly recommend him to anyone who struggles with anxiety.
S.T. on May 19, 2018-on issues concerning decision making and empowerment
Thank you Phil. What you’ve said is the most empowering thing ANYONE has said to me, in a VERY long time. I am immeasurably grateful to you for providing me with some solid advice, and giving me the strength to go out and find myself, and socialize with like-minded people.
G.I. on May 17, 2018 – Coaching
Phil helped me to better understand and overcome a professional/career issue I needed help with. He was very responsive and always professional and understanding. Thanks to his valuable insights I could work out the issue much faster than I would have expected. I would recommend Phil to anyone!
T.E. on May 12, 2018-on issues concerning decision making and anxiety
Phil was a huge help! I cannot thank him enough for helping me through a very tough season of my life. I highly recommend him.
T.D. on May 09, 2018 – Coaching and anxiety
Phil, I really really appreciate our time together. You’ve have helped me more than you will ever know. I hope our paths cross again at some point in the future. Thanks again!
H.A. on Apr 21, 2018-on issues concerning Relationships/Marriage, self-esteem, and anger
Phil has really helped me overcome some issues and listens to me, offers me a safe space to offload and get good advice. I would highly recommend Phil to anyone.
A.D. on Apr 14, 2018-on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, Relationships/Marriage, and self esteem
Phil is the best. At a time when I felt terrible he took the time just to listen to me which I appreciated so much and it showed me he cares. He knows a lot and he’s so empathetic and understanding too. He asks really great questions that make you think and help you understand things about yourself.
C.H. on Apr 11, 2018-on issues concerning Relationships/Marriage
Phil is straight to the point. He cares and also knows how to not waste time getting down to what the bottom line is for moving forward. He is candid and frank sincere and authentic. I appreciate his approach very much.
K.I. on Mar 21, 2018 – Coaching
Awesome. Helped me from the minute we spoke.
L.A. on Mar 09, 2018-on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem.
I would highly recommend Phil! He helped me to get through some tough family and behavioural [sic] issues I had been struggling with for years. He helped me to set goals for myself and make great progress throughout my therapy!
J.O. on Mar 01, 2018 – Coaching
Very responsive, knowledgeable, and he seems to really care.
B.A. on Jan 18, 2018-on issues concerning Relationships/Marriage, family, and intimacy-related.
Phil has been helping me a lot for the past month. I came to him having big problems with my relationships and family’s traumas. He first made me feel that I’m normal and then helped me to figure out how to get over it. I really appreciate the effort. Phil is a good listener who remembers what you told him and also links the events together in order to figure out the best solution for you.
Thanks Phil for being there always!
G.E. on Jan 17, 2018-on issues concerning Relationships/Marriage, and self esteem.
Extremely responsive and fits my personality style so our sessions are extremely informative and helpful but have also been humorous and insightful. Very happy with him! Thank you!
P.A. on Jan 15, 2018-on issues concerning Relationships/Marriage, and parenting.
Phil was very easy to talk to and helped me through some of the struggles I was facing at the moment. I was comfortable expressing my challenges and telling him personal issues I was dealing with. He listened and helped me work through my problems. I would recommend Phil and would even reach out to him again myself if needed.
M.A. on Jan 12, 2018 – Coaching
In our first session Phil was able to identify so many points that we can work on in addition to that pick up on my strengths and encourage me.
K.A. on Jan 11, 2018 – Coaching
Phil was great I really would like to leave him a good review as he helped me a lot in such a short time.
J.E. on Jan 11, 2018-on issues concerning stress, anxiety, Relationships/Marriage, sleeping, and career.
Phil has read all the books, knows all the theory, has all the techniques… but the very best thing about him is that he is a kind and compassionate human being who genuinely wants the best for those he counsels. He is patient and completely non-judgmental, with a cheerfulness that is infectious even in the darkest hours! I am so very grateful to have been matched with him.
D.A. on Jan 10, 2018-on issues of marriage, family and Relationships/Marriage
Phil was very thorough in our video chat and has been checking in regularly. He seems to genuinely care for our family.
W.E. on Jan 02, 2018-on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and anger.
Phil takes a very practical approach to problem solving. I commend him for focusing on how to change unwanted behavior instead of dwelling on the past issues that may have led to the unwanted behavior.
C.I. on Dec 07, 2017-on issues concerning depression, and self esteem.
Phil is incredibly responsive and helpful. He reached out to me within 12 hours of being assigned to me as a counselor. Within 5 days, we have already been through two sessions and made progress. I really appreciate all his help and his knowledge in different psychological treatment theories that he kindly shared with me.
R.O. on Nov 28, 2017 – Coaching
I thank you for this wonderful man who has helped me a great deal. Thank you so much, Phil- I will not forget you. God bless you, my friend.
L.A. on Nov 07, 2017 – Coaching
Phil is great! I have benefited greatly from his care!
D.A. on Oct 30, 2017-on issues concerning Relationships/Marriage.
Phil has been a great mediator for my husband and I. He’s a good listener and very clear with his thoughts and words. So far I any very happy with his services and my money had been well spent. I highly recommend him.
N.O. on Oct 26, 2017-on issues concerning Relationships/Marriage.
Phil is very down to earth, shows humor, and very understanding. He is easy to speak with, non-judgmental, listens, and offers his views.
C.A. on Oct 23, 2017-on issues concerning Relationships/Marriage.
Phil is wonderful!
X.A. on Oct 03, 2017-on issues concerning Relationships/Marriage.
Phil is very level headed and easy to talk to. He’ll talk about his family, about his own challenges, and you can just tell he’s a genuine and authentic person. He’s patient and willing to just listen if needed. He always pauses afterwards and makes sure you are heard. His responses show me that he’s really hearing what I’m saying and not just nodding his head. He’s very good at coming up with practical solutions. He’s also astute and he’s good at reading you, even over the phone. I was very impressed in just the short time that I spent with him. He responds quickly to questions and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a practical and straight forward counselor.
T.Y. on Sep 29, 2017 – Coaching
Phil is fantastic, he helped me get through some things that had been bothering me for a long time. He is great at helping challenge preconceptions I have and didn’t even realize it and look at things in novel ways. Would recommend him for anyone trying to get a better handle on life’s ups and downs!
E.M. on Sep 29, 2017 on issues concerning Relationships/Marriage, self esteem, and anger.
Counseling with Dr. Phil is a breath of fresh air. He gets right down to teaching skills, which has been very beneficial for me. He has an extensive background and offers insights and suggestions that I have never had other therapist offer, and they work! He’s also funny and enjoyable to talk to.
C.E. on Sep 27, 2017 on Relationships/Marriage
We Appreciate Phil’s time in helping us, he has been of great benefit to us and I would recommend his therapy to others.
K.I. on Sep 26, 2017 – Coaching
I believe that Phil is very well educated when it comes to helping people cope/manage their emotions and behavior. He provides the steps and initiatives that need to be taken in order for the individual to slowly start breaking down the barrier that is holding them hostage/captive. He can also provide great scientific and psychological facts in order for the person to gain a clearer understanding of the current dilemma they are facing.
M.A. on Sep 15, 2017-on issues concerning Relationships/Marriage, and family.
Phil is an insightful counselor. He listens carefully, analyzes the situation and gives substantive suggestions. He asks good questions and helps the client to self discover of course. I would recommend him highly. He also cares a lot.
C.H. on Jul 28, 2017 – Coaching
Phil was a great help when I was in a pretty dark place. I really appreciated his direct manner, honesty and suggestions for positive steps to take to change things for the better. A really good experience all round.
M.O. on Jul 01, 2017-on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and Relationships/Marriage.
Phil is an extremely experienced and professional counsellor who is a subject matter expert in his field. The author of a successful book ‘naked thinking’, he can relate to situations and tap into people’s thinking patterns and emotional energies and offer great advice in terms of controlling outward behavioral patterns and also insight into the thinking process of his patients. Highly recommend him.
P.A. on Jun 15, 2017-on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, Relationships/Marriage, and family.
I felt Dr. Phil understood what I needed quickly and got right to the point. He gave me tools and suggested readings that were very helpful and assignments that kept me focused on the goal.