APECS aims to help individuals achieve their goals by finding balance and clarity to improve their mental health.

We have all experienced times of difficulty, feeling overwhelmed, or simply finding ourselves at a crossroads. These situations can leave us feeling uncertain about how to move forward successfully in our lives. We offer a safe and supportive environment where we can explore the challenges that you are facing, while working to regain control of your emotional and mental health.


What to Expect in Therapy

APECS operates from a cognitive behavioral (CBT) and systems perspective. With CBT, we are able to target an individual’s more immediate concerns so that their more immediate feelings of stress can be alleviated. Once these more immediate concerns have been addressed, we can address the factors within an individual’s past, which led to their mental health concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, anger).  Because individuals do not exist in isolation and are often products of their environment, we also aim to treat individuals within the many systems that they operate in, such as family, school, work, and friends. For example, the problems that exist within the family can become the focal point of therapy, rather than the individual, and can then be addressed accordingly.

At APECS, we aim to create a safe, empathic experience, while also being honest and direct.  Therapy can be short-term or long-term, process-based (e.g., talk therapy, processing current or past stressors) or more behavioral (e.g., behavioral activation and activity scheduling, sleep hygiene strategies) – depending on the needs and objectives of the individual.  Our goal is to meet individuals where they are at and develop a therapeutic plan that best suits your lifestyle and personality.


Phillip Dang, Psy.D., ABPP, PCC

Dr. Dang is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, and founder of Aspire Psychological and Executive Coaching Services (APECS).  He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California.  Dr. Dang completed his internship at the APA-Accredited Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan, and an APA-Accredited postdoctoral fellowship at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

In his clinical practice, Dr. Dang specializes in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to adult clients with a wide range of emotional and adjustment issues, such as anxiety, stress, depression, sleep difficulties, and relationship problems. Dr. Dang has a particular interest in men’s issues, such as masculinity and gender roles. Dr. Dang also has extensive experience providing supervision to clinicians as they acquire skills to deliver CBT in their own practice.  In all elements of his work, Dr. Dang aims to provide an environment of authenticity, genuineness, and respect.


For a free 15-20 minute consultation, please send us a message, or give us a call at 401-298-9109. We will reply within 24 hours (not including weekends or holidays).