Phil Hartwick believes that all people have been shaped and molded by their past experiences, both good and bad. Often, people feel drawn to focus on the bad experiences, often leading to pain and struggles of many kinds. To many, pain and struggle feels permanent. Many excuse these struggles as “just part of life”. However, Phil believes that when using the right lens to view the world, all people can overcome the seemingly permanent obstacles in their life. He understands that just as individuals and families are impacted negatively, they can learn to reverse these effects in order to live a more positive, complete, and fulfilling life. Phil works with all people in a way that shows them warmth, dignity, and respect. He feels that people who have others “in their corner” are able to more quickly identify and remedy the negative patterns in their lives which affect their relationships, self- worth, and overall wellness.
At Foundations Counseling, Phil Hartwick works with a variety of clients who seek services, including:
- Adolescent and Teens – ADD/ADHD, anxiety, bullying, cutting and self-injury, depression, eating disorders, effects of divorce, loss of a parent or loved one, school issues, self-esteem, sports performance issues
- Individual Counseling – abandonment issues, anger management, anxiety, bipolar disorder, codependency, depression, life coaching, issues of race and multiculturalism, self-esteem, sexual abuse, stress, substance abuse recovery, trauma, abuse, and PTSD
- Life Changes and Transitions – career changes/career counseling, disability issues, grief and loss, life coaching, spirituality
- Family Relationships – adoptive and foster parenting, addictions and codependency, blended families, child and adolescent issues, couples and marital counseling, divorce recovery, infertility concerns, multigenerational families, parenting challenges, pre-marital counseling, second marriages, sexual issues, violence or abusive patterns
Phil earned his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College, located in Winona Lake, Indiana. Prior to pursuing his master's degree, Phil earned two bachelor degrees, in Psychology and Criminal Justice. He currently works alongside several professors, assisting in the facilitation of online courses for graduate level students.
Phil began his career in the mental health profession by working with children and teens in a residential treatment facility. Additionally, he has experience working with teens in a school setting. Phil has also had the privilege to counsel adults, college students, couples, and families in Colorado, Indiana, and Michigan.