Bringing Intimacy Back, January 30, 2020

Bringing Intimacy Back with Dr April Brown
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Bringing Intimacy Back
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with Dr April Brown and guest Dr. Melvin Lee Phillips, Jr., Ed.D., LCSW

Bringing Intimacy Back with Dr. April Brown and guest Dr. Melvin Lee Phillips, Jr., Ed.D., LCSW,

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Guest, Dr Lee Phillips

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Dr Lee Phillips
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Guest Occupation: Psychotherapist

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Dr. Melvin Lee Phillips, Jr. is currently employed in a group private practice, Capitol Hill Consortium for Counseling and Consultation in Washington, DC., where he treats chronic illness and sexual dysfunction. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Dr. Phillips has been in private practice for more than a decade, working with couples on sexuality after chronic illness. He has worked in several mental health and substance abuse treatment settings including outpatient community mental health, inpatient treatment, as well as  private practice.

He is a speaker and has lectured on topics including sexuality, chronic pain, preventative services, anxiety and stress management, caregiving stress, depression in the elderly, mindfulness and cognitive strategies for chronic pain, reclaiming sexuality for couples with chronic illness, ethical decision making, and the assessment of mental disorders.

He is the resident psychotherapist on Invisible Not Broken, a chronic illness podcast.

He has published in the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, conducting a research study on LGBTQ-Affirmative Teaching at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Understanding Program Directors Views. He holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Behavioral Health from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ.

In addition, Dr. Phillips holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Norfolk State University and is an adjunct professor in the Master of Social Work Program with the School of Social Work at Western New Mexico University.

He is currently writing his first book, Sex & Love When You Are Sick, which helps couples overcome shame and the sexual limitations caused by illness and gives strategies to create and reclaim a sex life that works. Couples will learn how to acknowledge loss, cope with changes, and build a new relationship with their illness and each other. The book will help develop a “new normal” of partnership. He has been featured as a guest faculty member with Modern Sex Therapy Institutes and with the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute.

Bringing Intimacy Back

Bringing Intimacy Back with Dr April Brown
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Dr April Brown

As we look around in this world today, it seems we are becoming more disconnected from one another, even though we have the technology to connect to more and more people than ever before. Furthermore, the lack of intimacy (in its many forms) is one of the top three reasons why relationships struggle and many times end.

Thus the Bringing Intimacy Back talk show is a show dedicated to inspire, enlighten, and encourage intimate connections. This show provides an engaging atmosphere to discuss and demonstrate ways to enhance intimacy in one’s personal relationships with significant others, families, friends, Higher Power, and oneself. The show will discuss intimate connections in many different forms, such as sex, communication, emotional, physical, health, and spiritual. In fact, research has shown that as we increase our intimate connection with ourselves, our Higher Power, and others.  It will help decrease the conflicts, anxiety, and depression in our lives.


Increasing intimacy for all has become Dr. April’s mission. The mission statement of the show is to provide an atmosphere to discuss and demonstrate ways to increase closeness in one’s personal relationships with significant others, families, friends, Higher Power, and oneself. Therefore, Dr. April started in February 2018 to host her own new Radio/TV Show Bringing Intimacy Back where she and other intimacy experts will provide resources and tips on increasing intimacy in all types of relationships. Audience members will be able to transform their relationships through relationship experts’ insights, useful and practical resources, role-playing, and audience participation. The show’s goal is to show its audience members that intimacy can be alive and real in the relationships we desired.

Bi-Weekly Show
Station 1
12:00 pm PT
12:55 pm PT