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Kristi Phillips

Psychologist, PsyD
Anxiety - Depression- Career counseling- Stress management- Work stress-Communication issues-

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Professional statement

Dr. Kristi Phillips received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and completed her residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

At Wayzata Bay Wellness, Dr. Phillips focuses on the unique challenges of those in high-pressure careers, including healthcare, law, finance, consulting, technology, and academia. The intensity of these jobs often leads to stress, exhaustion, burnout, relationship problems, anxiety about performance, as well as limited time and energy for relationships outside of work, often resulting in frustrated partners and/or a shrinking support network.

Message to clients

My focus is with individuals in high-pressure careers who face a unique set of challenges to their mental wellbeing, this may be:

- Long hours at the office, leaving limited time for mentally-restorative activities like hobbies and exercise that can help ward off burnout

- Constant high-stakes decisions, locking the brain into an exhausting fight-or-flight mode

- Adapting to an expensive lifestyle, with high rewards for “sticking it out” making it difficult to simply say no

I realize that no two people are the same and as such tailor my therapy to meet your specific needs. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or any other issue, I will help you recognize underlying problems, fully realize your strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things a different, healthier way.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Wayzata Bay Wellness, Owner/Dr. Kristi K. Phillips/Licensed Psychologist

Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Doctorate Clinical Psychology, 2006
San Francisco State University, Masters Degree/ Education, 1991
Washington State University, BA/ Business Administration, 1988


Minnesota: LP4869 - Arkansas: 9548 - Kansas: 9548 - West Virginia: 9548 - Wisconsin: 9548 - Connecticut: 9548 - Idaho: 9548 - Indiana: 9548 - Washington: 9548 - Northern Mariana Islands: 9548 - Maryland: 04608 - Wyoming: 9548 - Michigan: 9548 - Florida: 9548 - North Dakota: 9548 - Rhode Island: 9548 - South Carolina: 9548




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Kristi Phillips is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Initial session:$300 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

The credit, debit, or HSA card on file will be charged following each session. A statement that can be submitted to your insurance company will be created for you on the first day of each month, and will be available from the secure client portal.

Health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible spending accounts (FSA) may be used to pay for therapy. Please feel free to use either of these as your means of payment.