Phil Western, CCAC
As a member of Together We Can’s clinical team, Phil is responsible for clinical assessment and treatment planning on a case by case basis. He utilizes a client-centered approach that employs advocacy and meeting clients where they are at in an effort to bring them to their own awareness of their potential.
Phil comes to Together We Can having spent many years working as a recording engineer and music composer. After changing direction towards education, Phil worked on completing his counselling certification while simultaneously working towards completion of his degree in Counselling Psychology and raising his daughter.
Phil works closely with the population of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver with the Portland Hotel Society, and operates as a liaison between Together We Can and various agencies who refer clients to TWC, providing one on one counselling and reports to case managers.