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Dr. Lee Phillips, Ed.D., LCSW, CST, CSCT is in private practice in Washington, DC where he treats chronic illness and sexual dysfunction. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Dr. Phillips is a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). He is also a Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT) by the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute (ISTI). He completed his sex therapy training at the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute in Washington, DC. He has been in private practice for more than a decade, working with individuals and couples on sexuality after chronic illness. He lectures on topics including sexuality, chronic pain, anxiety and stress management, caregiving stress, depression in the elderly, mindfulness and cognitive strategies for chronic pain, reclaiming sexuality for couples with chronic illness, ethical decision making, the assessment of mental disorders, and exploring sexual communication, freedom, and pleasure for gender minorities with chronic illness, pain, and other disabilities. He has published in the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, conducting a research study on LGBTQ-Affirmative Teaching at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Understanding Program Directors Views. He has been a featured expert in Teen Vogue and The Lily Newspaper. He writes for Psychology Today, YourTango, Psych Central, and PsychAlive. Dr. Phillips is writing his first book, Sex & Love When You Are Sick, which helps couples overcome shame and the sexual limitations caused by illness and gives strategies to create and reclaim a sex life that works. He holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Behavioral Health from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. In addition, he is an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at Western New Mexico University he is an instructor for The Integrative Sex Therapy Institute in Washington, DC. He can be found at

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