About Phil

Phil offers counselling services to individuals, couples, workplace groups, and families. He also has extensive experience leading workshops and sessions on death, dying, grief and bereavement. After studying at the University of Toronto, Phil received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a founder of the Saskatoon Association for Loss and Grief Education & Support and also Prairie Hospice Society, where he developed the volunteer training program.

Additional areas of counselling expertise include: Anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress management, life changes & transition, career counselling & assessment, coping with infertility, health psychology, work stress, parenting, and relationship issues.

As a Registered Doctoral Psychologist with the Authorized Practice Endorsement (SK College of Psychologists) Phil carries out comprehensive independent psychological assessments and is authorized to make and communicate psychological diagnoses.

Phil was among the first recipients of the Saskatchewan Healthcare Excellence Awards (SHEA) and volunteers extensively in the community. He is the past Chair of the International Work Group on Death, Dying & Bereavement.

I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, […] because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
— R. Rilke