Meet Phil Howard

Welcome! I'm dedicated to providing a safe and compassionate online therapeutic space for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My goal is to help you navigate life's challenges and discover inner peace and strength.

My experience as a therapist is wide-ranging: I have worked in adult rehab, child development, college counseling, women's trauma recovery, and individual online and in-person work with teens, adults, and seniors. I currently work exclusively with adults and seniors in an online setting.

I found my way to therapy living and working across three continents, through careers in the theatre, and in teaching at all levels up to post-graduate professional development. My clinical and life experiences have helped teach me the value of community, and a strong and dynamic sense of self-worth.

I accept a wide range of insurance policies, including Aetna, Cigna Optum, Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente of N. California Medicare Advantage, United Healthcare, Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Nippon, Oxford, and Oscar Health - let me know what insurance you have, and we'll work together to find coverage for you.

Individual Therapy

My individual online therapy sessions offer personalized support to help you work through emotional struggles, trauma, and life transitions. Together, we will uncover your inner resilience and develop coping strategies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from therapy?

My practice thrives on variety and diversity: I seek clients whose lives need change for the better, and who are ready to activate a new member of their personal support system, regardless of their personal circumstances and the specific problems they face.


I offer the benefits of an engaged and non-judgmental listener and problem-solver, whose experience and skill set allow me to offer ways forward when the client feels there may be no way forward. Hope, and the translation of hope into lasting positive change, underlies all of my work.

How long are the therapy sessions?

My online therapy sessions last 50+ minutes.

Contact me

Reach out today and take the first step towards healing and growth.


Phil Howard, Therapist
Carlsbad, California, United States

About Phil Howard

I am committed to promoting mental wellness and empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives. With a strong foundation in therapy and years of experience, I provide a range of online therapeutic services tailored to each client's unique needs.