Phil Sandoval

Phil Sandoval is the host of The Phil Sandoval Show. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and whether it’s navigating your life, your marriage, your family, or your journey with Christ and the Church, Phil will be helping you to find real life solutions you can believe in. Join the conversation by calling 888-914-9149.

About Phil

Phil Sandoval is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of Aurora Counseling Center in Sacramento, CA. Aurora Counseling Center is a non-profit organization that serves people from all walks of life, including the low-income and uninsured population. Phil earned his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco and has worked in clinical settings with persons suffering from all types of emotional and mental illnesses.

Prior to becoming a therapist, Phil worked in the high-tech industry for nearly 30 years as a physical designer engineer. He taught electronics at the college level and has published course material in both electronics and management topics.

Phil served on the American River College Foundation Board and was recognized by the California Community College Association for Occupational Education for his work in developing a student-employee feeder system between colleges and industry. Phil has lived, worked, and traveled in countries around the world gaining an appreciation and respect for different cultures and traditions.

Connect with Phil

Email: phil@ihradio.org

Podcasts

  • The Phil Sandoval Show, August 16, 2017 On today’s show: Dealing with our fears. Phil shares a self-diagnostic exercise. Phil shares a personal story about managing anger and judgement. What is your goal as an atheist? Prayer. Lifting ourselves out of despair. The examples of those who have overcome disabilities. Always have a saint in mind!
  • The Phil Sandoval Show, August 15, 2017 Rebroadcast: Today’s show originally aired on June 30, 2017
  • The Phil Sandoval Show, August 14, 2017 On today’s show: Stop fighting! Communication ceases when the fighting begins. The psychology of hitting rock-bottom. How to deal with chaos. The model of Jesus, St. Joseph, and the Blessed Mother. Rock-bottom: Not the end, but the beginning. The medicinal effects of reading. Lessons from Willa Cather. Jesus shows us how to live – and how to die. The ...
  • The Phil Sandoval Show, August 10, 2017 On today’s show: Looking back: “What was I thinking?!” Analyzing what went wrong in your life and your parenting. Is a crappy job worth the money? Peace in your heart: What it looks like. Caller: My 17-year-old son persists in making poor choices. His drug dealer burglarized my home. Previous caller, continued: What would you advise yourself if ...
  • The Phil Sandoval Show, August 9, 2017 On today’s show: What do you want for your child? What if your child is “only” average? What if your child is a couch-potato? Caller: The #1 thing I want for my child is that they know that God will get them through any difficulty. Stop fighting; model conflict resolution to your kids. Caller: I’m a 7th kid; ...
  • The Phil Sandoval Show, August 8, 2017 On today’s show: Finding the happiness within. The goals of a therapist, and the goal of a parent – they change over time. A goals/relationship exercise. How does one motivate their child for success in life? The differences between child motivation and adult motivation. Caller: I have a 17 and a 21 year old child; they both seem ...
  • The Phil Sandoval Show, August 7, 2017 On today’s show: What would you take back in your life, if you could? What would you do differently? Tempting the Lord with ingratitude. Reflecting on who we are. Bill Murray and getting a new outlook on life. Caller: I had a stroke; I can’t do what I used to do. How do I cope with the anger ...
  • The Phil Sandoval Show, August 4, 2017 On today’s show: Talking about sex, continued: Dr. Peters and the Three C’s. The need to talk about sex. Displacement – “kick-the-dog” syndrome. Would God ask us for more than we can provide? Does our Faith hold us down? Deciding for celibacy. Increase your communication – with your spouse and your kids. The importance of spending time with your ...
  • The Phil Sandoval Show, August 3, 2017 On today’s show: Talking about sex, continued: Levels of pathology. Repression vs. self-control. Suppression. Defense mechanisms, continued. Dr. Edward Peters and the Three “C”s: Celibacy, Chastity and Continence.
  • The Phil Sandoval Show, July 2, 2017 On today’s show: Sex: Why is it so difficult to talk about it? Not the State’s job. Scare-tactics – proven not to work. Teaching skills: Curiosity better than rote memorization skills. Learning to understand ourselves. Sex therapy: It’s never too late to start talking. An example of bad advice from your therapist. Lack of communication. Fundamental insecurities. How to ...