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Cornell Davis III, MSW, LSW (he/him/his) is a social worker and clinician that desires to facilitate the healing of individuals, families, and communities. Prior to coming to the Phoenix Center, he was the director of a multi-campus program that served children and families across several counties and brings over a decade of experience in behavioral and public health, child welfare, and community mental health. He has worked within residential and K-12 settings, outpatient facilities, and with vulnerable populations that experienced interpersonal and community violence, resource deprivation, abandonment, and intergenerational trauma. In his current role as the board chair of NASW-PA, he is honored to represent social workers by enhancing the value of the profession and advocating for the well-being of individuals and society. His central drive —and joy— is to help people thrive through a values-oriented and intuitive stance that promotes introspection, wellness, and the resolution of distress, pain, and adverse life events.

“I fully embrace the opportunity to be a part of your journey towards healing and personal fulfillment and regularly help people deal with: abuse, life transitions, grief and loss, behavioral issues, school performance, and functioning, anxiety, depression, family conflict, couples issues, self-esteem, and even employment-related concerns. Also, based on your comfort level and choosing, spirituality may also be utilized as a potential resource for creating positive change in our work together. I am always learning and integrating new approaches into my work – currently, I am pursuing advanced training and supervision in EMDR and psychodrama which we can utilize in sessions when appropriate.”

Using a systems approach, Cornell is skilled at helping people explore underlying and deeply rooted issues that give rise to stress and dysregulation while applying a compassionate, straightforward, and humorous touch. Catalyzing the process with narrative and attachment-based therapies, he also incorporates a multicultural and intersectional approach to; increase psychosocial-emotional functioning, repair damaged relationships, promote healthier behaviors, addresses the impact of racial trauma, and build new connections— a new story. Each individual is invited to be an active participant in gaining mastery over the events that have negatively impacted them, and to then incorporate this into a more whole and integrated self.

The issues you have encountered do not have to fully define or dictate the path of your life— I fully embrace the opportunity to be a part of your journey towards healing and personal fulfillment. I am honored to be a part of your next steps.

Cornell’s typical fee is $150 for individual therapy (53 min); he is able to work on a sliding scale if needed. Although he only works on a self-pay basis, he is able to provide documentation for clients to submit for out-of-network reimbursement from their insurance provider.