Betty W. Phillips, Ph.D., Psychology
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Forest Garden Office



Dr. Phillips Forest Garden Office is a private idyllic retreat set within the natural beauty of the Chatham County countryside. The office is a short drive from Chapel Hill, Pittsboro and neighboring areas such as Southern Village, Fearrington Village and Governors Club. Durham residents can reach Forest Garden from Rts. 15-501 or 54, and Cary residents can reach the area on Route 64 through Pittsboro.


A Place for Self Renewal

Forest Garden was designed to optimize your peace and comfort while receiving personal and confidential professional services in a natural setting. Counseling or life coaching can help you improve the quality of your life when you find yourself facing troublesome life problems or feel stalled in achieving your goals.

A Garden for your Spirit

This office was designed to allow you to find peace and focus on self-renewal within the beauty and calm of this natural setting. Trees, flowers, birds, hummingbirds, butterflies, goldfish in fountainponds, the sounds of nature, a breeze on your face, all will help you step out of the hectic pace to focus on yourself and your needs for the future. Your counseling or coaching can take place out on the side porch, walking through the forest or sitting next to the fireplace in the winter. This office is totally private and the service is confidential.

Many people find themselves longing for a connection to the beauty and solace of nature with a desire to reconnect with the natural pace and rhythm of life. Feeling stuck, bored, stalled, perhaps overwhelmed by change or tragedy, you may need or want to invest in yourself, to take inventory and revitalize yourself to cope with the next stage of your life. Within the sanctuary of Forest Garden, you will find understanding and dedicated professional counseling or life coaching services as you plan for your future.


Forest Garden is located off Jones Ferry Road in Chatham County between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. A street sign marks the turn into the neighborhood, with a landmark being rock pillars on the corner lot.  To reach Forest Garden you would drive on this road , going halfway around a center island with trees, then continuing straight after the island until you reach a gate and large green sign marked 466 on your right. You should drive through the gate and pass the house on your left. Do not stop at the house but continue a little further until you see the Forest Garden office on your left. You can park anywhere in that area.

From Chapel Hill you can exit from Fordham Boulevard/54 on to Jones Ferry Road going south to Pittsboro away from Carrboro. Set your mileage meter for 8.5 miles until you reach the intersection with the neighborhood road. From Durham, take 15/501 south to Chapel Hill, then follow Fordham Boulevard/54 instructions above. if you exit 15/ 501 south toward Pittsboro, follow the directions immediately below.

From the eastern part of Chapel Hill, from Southern Village, Governors Club, or Fearrington Village, travel on 15/501 to Cole Park Plaza/Chatham Crossing. Turn west on Manns Chapel Road (turning right when driving south; turning left when driving north.) Turn right on Poythress Road (1.9 miles from Cole Park), then veer left immediately onto Lamont Norwood Road just beyond the white church on your left. Follow Lamont Norwood Road until it ends at Jones Ferry Road. Turn left and your next left is our road . (5.7 miles from Cole Park.)

From Pittsboro, drive north on 15/501. Take the first left after you cross the Haw River Bridge onto Moore Mountain Road. At the end of Moore Mountain Road, take a left turn onto Hamlets Chapel Road; the name of this road soon changes to Jones Ferry Road. After you drive by the power lines on your right our road will be your first right turn. (7 miles from Route 64 to our road.) 

From Cary and Raleigh, take Route 64 or to the Pittsboro exit for 15/501.

Please copy these directions and bring a copy with you to avoid getting lost on the way.
OFFICE BUILDER/DESIGNER.   Forest Garden was designed and built by my husbahd Robert Phillips who is available for specialty projects.  More information is available on his website  He can be contacted at  or 919-942-6386.

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Betty W Phillips, Ph.D.


Telephone 919-967-1860

Fax 919-929-1457

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