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Welcome to “On the Couch” — a series of Q&A sessions where you get to know the human side of our amazing staff at Well Clinic.

This week we chatted with Sharleen Phillips, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), at Well Clinic in San Francisco.

Sharleen Phillips, LMFT

What is your favorite part about your work?

My favorite part about my work is building relationships with my clients, my co-workers, and my community.


What is your favorite thing about San Francisco?

My favorite thing about San Francisco is the free-spirited, accepting culture.


Where did you grow up?

I grew up on the East Coast.


What was your career before becoming a mental health practitioner?

Before becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist, I dabbled in government, finance, tech, and nonprofit work.


What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie to rewatch is Jurassic Park.


Do you have any pets? Please introduce them to us.

Unfortunately, I have no pets at the moment, but I am an animal-lover!


When are you at your most creative?

I am most creative when I am well-rested and well-hydrated.


Tell us about someone who inspires you … past or present.

I am inspired by my clients – I am privileged to witness their vulnerability and authenticity as they journey through life and attempt to make changes for themselves.


Name one guilty pleasure, past or present.

Pleasure is nothing to feel guilty about!


About the Author



  • I absolutely love Well Clinic! From the beginning, my husband and I felt like we were in a comfortable and safe space.

    Our couple’s therapy bridged gaps in our relationship and helped us understand each other that much more.

    Ivette B

  • Well Clinic is an oasis, especially for busy professionals like me.

    It’s a relaxing and safe space, nothing like the stuffy or drab offices you’d expect when going to a therapist.

    Brianna S

  • Well Clinic’s inviting and professional design makes me feel comfortable and at ease, which probably benefits the work I am doing.

    In fact, it doesn’t really feel like a therapy clinic at all, which I find awesome.

    Jim M


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