Phil is originally from Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army Paratroopers serving with the 6th Special Forces Group and 18 months in combat with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. After service, Phil joined the New York City Police Department where he began his career in Law Enforcement. After retirement, he dedicated his life to working with substance abusers both in jails and private agencies. Philip graduated from St. James the Elder Seminary with his combined MA/PhD in Christian Clinical Counseling in 2012. His treatment modalities include reality based therapy, anger management, and addressing co-occurring disorders as they relate to PTSD.