As a therapist for the Men’s Program, Owen Phillips believes that his most important responsibility is to build healthy therapeutic relationships with his patients, with the goal of helping them to see that a life in recovery is a life worth living.
He provides individual therapy, facilitates group therapy, and offers psychoeducation focused on 12-step based recovery. He builds trust among his patients to strengthen their willingness to be vulnerable and connect with the other men in the program, an important component of successful treatment and recovery.
Before taking on this role in 2023, Owen was a behavioral health technician at Caron for 10 years, working with adult, young adult, and teen men. He also worked with adjudicated delinquents in a residential facility before coming to Caron.
Having experienced the difficulties that substance use disorder can cause in families and other important relationships, Owen appreciates the work he can do at Caron, helping patients create strong emotional connections that will sustain them in recovery.
He is currently working on a master’s degree in counseling at Kutztown State University, Pennsylvania. He has a bachelor of social work from Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.