Therapy is obviously such a personal thing, so it is important to find a therapist that is a good fit for you! So, here’s a little information about Dr. Phil’s personal and professional background:

Dr Phil Baquie LPC is a first generation immigrant, originally from Australia. He moved to the United States in 1999.

Prior to his career as a psychotherapist, Dr. Phil was as a professional musician, event speaker, and humanitarian spokesperson working in over thirty countries around the world. He is also a veteran, having served 8 years the United States military in Special Operations Tactical PSYOP and Infantry units.

As a Board Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Mississippi- license # 2006, Dr. Phil holds a Doctor of Psychology from The Graduate Theological Foundation. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University. His postgraduate work is in sex therapy for which he studied at the Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute. Dr. Phil is also the president of the Lafayette Oxford University Mental Health Alliance, which is an association of Mental Health Professionals throughout the region.

Dr. Phil states, “I have experienced grief, joy, failure, and success in life, and my clients tell me I am easy to relate to because I don’t pretend to be someone I am not. I find having so many interesting experiences around the world helps bring a uniqueness to the counseling room. I am fascinated by relationships and the interplay of faith, family, and our environment. When I meet with clients I’m a down to earth straight shooter- not a flowery unicorns and rainbows kind of therapist. At the same time, I’m not afraid to shed a tear or two with clients when journeying through the hard stuff! Ultimately, I am passionate about helping my clients thrive in life and always find myself in awe of the human spirit.”

Dr. Phil is married and has two daughters. In his free time he studies martial arts, plays in a motown band called The Soultones, and enjoys time with his family on the beach!