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Alfred (Al) Thomas, LPC, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I'm Al, Licensed Professional Counselor located in South Carolina. I know it is not easy to take those initial steps to reach out to someone to address things that have been going on in your life, so I commend on doing so. I appreciate your ability to be self-aware and realize that seeking out a professional could be beneficial. I'm here to meet you where you are and discover what you would like to accomplish while you and I work together.

I pride myself on building strong relationships with everyone I work with. I see this as a partnership. A partnership which must start with you and I building strong rapport. I believe the relationship between you and I is the most important part of the process. If I show an ability to be open, honest and transparent, you will be more receptive of my recommendations and feel far more comfortable opening up about the things that brought you here.

My approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This is having an understanding of how our thoughts, emotions and behavior are all linked. Even though most times we are not aware of our thoughts because they happen automatically. We are only aware of how we respond and how we feel emotionally. We will definitely explore this in greater detail in the future.

I also utilize Motivation Interviewing and elements of Clinical Hypnotherapy in addition to CBT to help address the emotional subconscious parts of us that are impacted by our life experiences as we navigated life from childhood.

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. I'm an open book. I'm excited to have this opportunity and I'm looking forward to hearing back from you! Talk to you soon.

Al

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Commitment Issues, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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Phone
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License information

SC LPC 5746

VT LCMHC 068.0135848

Reviews

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In my short time with Al, he has been nothing less than supportive and encouraging to the changes i'd like to make in my life. Any advice provided to date has not fallen on deaf ears and has been making a positive impact in my daily life activities.

Written on May 10, 2024 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Al is understanding, compassionate and caring!

Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Al has saved my life LITERALLY! I look forward to our sessions.

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

He’s awesome

Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I worked with Alfred in 2019-2020 first and found him to be exceptionally helpful. He left a great Amon t of space for me to explore my own understanding of myself which is how I best respond to help. He is available when I need him to be, and I’ve been in a much better place since having his support and help.

Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

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Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd