Dr. Chani Phillips is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (Lakota). She is a doctoral level Licensed Mental Health Counselor in full time private practice, with 31 years of professional psychology training and clinical experience.
She has a Master's Degree in Health Communication from Stanford University, and a Masters Degree and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Institute.
Dr. Phillips has been a professor at various universities and for years she trained Masters Level Mental Health Counselors and professionals. She has been a cultural-sociological research consultant for the Strong Heart Study, the first longitudinal study of cardiovascular disease in Native Americans. For the past 36 years Dr. Phillips has been an international keynote presenter, and workshop/retreat facilitator in areas of: Women's Empowerment, Healing Cross Generational Trauma, PTSD, Native Wellness, Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships, Community Development, Stress Management, and Cultural and Spiritual Connectedness.
Dr. Phillips’ work is an integration of Native American and multicultural ways, wellness and experiential healing and growth processes. She is committed to her vision of working with individuals, families, native communities, and corporate groups to facilitate their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.