Dr. Anita Graham-Phillips serves a professor in the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling degree program on Capital Seminary and Graduate School’s Greenbelt campus. She holds a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland, a Doctoral degree in Counselor Education & Supervision from the Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Research at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Graham-Phillips has spent more than a decade integrating faith and mental health in individual and group work with adults confronting a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, and child sexual abuse. Her research interests are at the intersection of ethnicity, spirituality, health disparities, and cultural competency, with a specific focus on the influence of ethnic values on health decision-making. Her research has been published in Public Health Reports, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Outside of academia, Dr. Graham-Phillips works with THREAD Institute, a non-profit organization whose mission is to address mental and physical health disparities through research and community education. She is especially dedicated to increasing the availability of culturally-competent counseling services for both ethnic minorities and highly-religious individuals. In her own faith community, she serves as a licensed minister alongside her husband, Michael Phillips. He is the senior pastor of Kingdom Life Church in Baltimore, MD. They have been married for more than 20 years and have two beautiful children.