Phillip Brantley joined Mars Hill University in August of 2020 as Director of Counseling Services. Phillip has been working as a mental health professional since 2008. In this time, he has accumulated a wide range of experience in the field of mental health, including six years supporting individuals with autism. Phillip is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). He obtained a Master or Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies in Asheville. While attending Lenoir-Rhyne University, Phillip served as President of the Lambda Rho Upsilon chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), the international honor society of professional counseling. He completed his Practicum and Internship hours counseling college students under the supervision of Dee Dasburg at Brevard College. Prior to joining Mars Hill, Phillip also worked as an Intensive In-Home Team Lead, providing individual and family therapy and clinical supervision. In his free time, Phillip enjoys songwriting and playing guitar, mandolin, and harmonica.