Alfred (Al) Thomas

LPC

About Me

I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) located in South Carolina. I have been in the helping profession since 2007 when I completed my graduate degree. During that time I have gained experience working in many different settings with individuals across the lifespan. I’ve always taken great pleasure in building strong relationships with everyone that has allowed me to accompany them on their journey to improve in their emotional well-being. I believe the relationship between a client and therapist is the most important part of the process. That’s why I meet each and every client where they are at and we work at a pace that is most comfortable for them. I do not believe there is a “one size fits all” way of helping people b/c we are all individuals. Being open, honest and transparent has allowed me to help many people in all different age groups and that is what I will continue to do as a therapist. I’m an evidence based therapist with a strength based approach that is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5746 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Alfred (Al) Thomas. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by F.O. 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

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

Written by S.U. 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

He’s awesome

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

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 by A.N. 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

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Written by T.H. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I feel comfortable expressing my feelings with my therapist.

Written by G.R. on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I met Al a few months ago and I like working with him a lot. We’re stilling getting to know one another, but I already feel very comfortable opening up to him about just about anything. He’s diplomatic, never judges and I believe, genuinely wants to help his patients. I look forward to more self-progression with Al in the future!

Written by B.E. on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I don't even know where to start. Al is an amazing counselor, and his ability to connect with his patients as a friend is very rare. Al helped me through some really hard times and has always been flexible and understanding.

I can't thank him enough for his help.

Written by G.A. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Not only an excellent therapist, but also just a great guy. A real pleasure to converse with, he is attentive and thoughtful. You can tell that he has a breadth of knowledge at his disposal on a wide range of issues, but he is also very sociable and down-to-earth, so it was easy to develop that human connection even within the first session.

Written by L.E. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Very knowledgeable and patient

Written by T.I. on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Al is great! He really listens to me, understands my concerns, and has helped me develop the tools I need to stay positive, keep depression at bay, and deal with any other issues. I'd recommend him to anyone!

Written by D.A. on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

He is awesome and extremely patient and kind. Always look forward to speaking with him

Written by N.I. on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I am very happy with where I am now, compared to where I was before starting with Al. Not only is he attentive, but he is a great communicator. He's also intuitive and understands what I am sometimes unable to properly describe. I'm ever thankful for his help so far, and am grateful to have his help moving forward!

Written by C.O. on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

AL has been great, and helped me develop into a better person that can handle like more successfully!

Written by J.A. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Very helpful and good at his job

Written by J.A. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Alfred was very attentive. He let me speak and challenged me to make the best decisions for myself which helped me understand my life situations better than I ever have. Would definitely recommend.

Written by R.H. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I love this guy

Written by R.I. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Al is a real professional. He connects with his clients and has good insight into how to help them. On time to meetings and constantly checks in over the week.

Written by M.I. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Al has been critical in my personal progress. His active listening skills and therapeutic support has helped me break down my issues and tackle them one by one. I’m super grateful to have been paired with such a competent professional.

Written by C.O. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I appreciate how light hearted, he made the experience. It prevented me from dreading talking with him.

Written by A.M. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Al is very easy to talk to and listens so well. I had a tough time previously finding the right therapist, however Al was my first match with BetterHelp and I couldn’t be more happy. He gives thought provoking questions and tools to use when in difficult times. He actively listens and occasionally even shares stories of his own to make situations relatable, so that I don’t feel alone.

Written by G.A. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

He’s a cool councilor he listens to me, puts thought into his input and helps give me guidance when I’m unsure.

Written by F.E. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Al has been an excellent therapist, he has been very understanding of different cultural backgrounds and it has made my time with him much more valuable.

Written by E.L. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Al has helped me get to such a better help space. Little by little we make more progress. He genuinely is concerned with what I’m going through and listens thoroughly. He is quick to reply and checks in between meetings to see how things are and offer tools to make more progress towards a healthy and calm mind.

Written by J.A. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Al has been such an understanding and empathetic therapist. His approach is delicate and helpful in teaching me techniques to shift my mindset for the better. He is so friendly that it is like talking to a friend who just happens to be a professional therapist, which is what made me very comfortable in our sessions. Can’t recommend him more!

Written by E.V. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

When I first started working with Al, my anxiety was at an all time high. Every day activities had become riddled with anxiety for me. But after working with him for a few months I’m feeling like myself again. Al is very attentive and easy to talk to, I highly recommend.

Written by K.E. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Al is a great counselor and very understanding and gives great advice on how to overcome my personal issues.

Written by T.I. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very attentive, great listener, very logical and can see the big picture. Well versed in many topics and seem like a really genuine person. I'm thankful to have met some one who cares. I highly recommend AL.

Written by L.U. on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Alfred is an amazing listener and great at tracking the things that are important to me and his patients. He gives me contextual points to how I feel about things in comparison to weeks prior. He's great! Highly recommend.

Written by R.I. on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Al is an amazing man. He's incredibly intelligent and understanding.

Written by R.E. on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I had a hard time connecting with any therapist so much so that I tried to do self therapy for a while, I was just about to just give up and say this is how I have to live my life from now on but as a last resort I met Alfred and I feel safe enough to talk about the things that go on in my head.

Written by D.A. on Feb 14, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He can simultaneously put you at ease and make you consider some of your thorniest problems in a new light. By far the most skilled therapist I have ever worked with, particularly because he is focused on helping you figure out the tools and strategies that work for you. He's also really keen on workshoppimg solutions that you figure out outside of therapy or with your loved ones, and then helping shape those in ways that are even more helpful. Last but not least- some days you need to vent more than you need solutions, and he's a really solid support when you need someone to listen to you.

Written by C.H. on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Alfred is very warm, friendly, and approachable! A perfect match for someone who wants to be eased in to the therapy process.

Written by K.E. on Nov 05, 2020 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Al has been just the right counselor for me in this season.I have never tried the cognitive behavior approach and learning to address recognizing control my thoughts has been particularly empowering during this pandemic. I am very grateful to his even-keeled demeanor and approach, even when he is dealing with his own challenges as we all are. I would definitely recommend him and hope to continue to work with him again soon.

Written by C.H. on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Alfred had the gift of making me feel like I was speaking with a good friend from the first session. He is an excellent listener and transparent in conversations which helped me trust him quickly and open up. I am very thankful to have found the right counsellor on betterhelp the first time round!

Written by G.H. on Oct 25, 2020 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

alfred is great, i like him a lot! if i don't answer for a couple days he always follows up, he really seems to care

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