Phyllis McColister-Cunningham, MS, LMHC, CAP received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Barry University.   Phyllis is a trained EMDR Trauma and Stress Management Therapist, Certified Addictions Professional and is licensed with the State of Florida to provide mental health counseling. She is also a dedicated Christian Counselor and Prayer Ministry Coordinator for the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Phyllis works easily with adults, children and adolescents utilizing various counseling interventions and modalities such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Modification Therapy, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy  and Biblical Counseling.

Phyllis takes great pleasure in presenting public mental health seminars, stress management support groups and interpersonal skills training.  Phyllis is a highly regarded clinician and speaker.

She is married to the love of her life and adores her only daughter’s company.

What leads you to be a counselor?
The counseling ministry is the “calling on my life” and I enjoy working with the Wonderful Counseling as He leads and guide the work.

What do you like best about it?
The most rewarding part of the counseling ministry is witnessing the Holy Spirit changing lives right before my eyes.

How do you recharge on your day off?
You can always find me in quiet time on my patio overlooking a small lake in rear of my townhouse.  I love reading, listening to music and enjoying the Presence of the Holy Spirit.

What are your three favorite things?
Studying the Bible, leading my Prayerline and spending time with my husband.