Ilona Phillips has been the Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drugs at the University Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services for the last seven years and began her clinical and training journey in Columbus, Ohio, at The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Services and premier treatment centers, Talbot Hall and Maryhaven.  She works with adolescents and adults and her work has also included specialty groups such as Division I athletes.  Ilona is also the founder of Lotus Consulting, PLLC

Ilona is passionate about empowerment of her clients and their intersecting identities through mindfulness based approaches, which include Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and experiential work.  Ilona also incorporates Motivational Interviewing.  When working with addictions and compulsive behaviors as well as eating and body image concerns, Ilona often builds on trauma and insight work, as well as 12 Steps when applicable.

Ilona enjoys all facets of her work – including clinical services, education, didactic and experiential training and supervision, consultation and advising.