My name is Brandon Thoma and I am a LPC originally from St. Louis, MO. I have been practicing mental health for 5 years and currently live in Manhattan, KS. I received my Masters degree in Counseling from Missouri Baptist University and my Bachelor's in Psychology from Southeast Missouri State.
My approach focuses on Person Centered Therapy with other effective techniques from Positive Psychology, mindfulness, and CBT. I focus on the overall well being and feelings of life fulfillment of the client. I believe that the client comes first in the therapy process and is most successful when they are met with unwavering support. It is my goal to help my clients overcome their obstacles and pursue their goals by working towards a growth and "Excellence" mindset. I will challenge the negative thoughts and behaviors that are holding you back. Additionally, I will empower you by teaching the tools needed to tackle issues with confidence so you can succeed in your daily life.
I primarily work with adults and teenagers who struggle with depression, anxiety, and relationships. However, I also have experience with other severe mental illnesses, substance abuse, and trauma.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #2015035432 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
Brandon has been my therapist for a little over a year now. My life from the outside in looks about the same however my reaction to life and the things that happen in it are so much healthier. Brandon has helped me work through anger after dealing with sexual harassment at a job. He helps me understand my responsibility in my marriage and has helped me set boundaries while learning to communicate more effectively. He helps with my parenting issues. One of the biggest areas of relief is with my anxiety. I would have panic attacks regularly that I honestly thought were asthma attacks or heart attacks. I have learned to ground myself and take care of me even when I experience a panic attack. My life still has stress and high and low points but I would be completely miserable had I continued to try and go it alone. I’m so grateful for Brandon’s expertise, help and guidance and for the BH platform.
I have always had my doubt about therapy, but after a few session with Brandon I have taken those doubts back. Having Brandon as my counselor has really helped and improve my mood/changes. I feel like he understands me and the advices he offers made me realize I can do something better! I have dodged a lot of arguments with his help. I am so glad and relieved to have found a really amazing therapist who I can feel comfortable with! He is great at being patient with the things I’m not ready to talk about and doesn’t push me off when the time is up. I will recommend Brandon to anyone who is in a similar situation as me or anyone who needs counseling. I am confident I will succeed on being a better me with Brandon’s help.
Great advice and very helpful.
I thought my counselor was a robot for the first few minutes, but I was very wrong. Brandon is extremely supportive, this was my first attempt at seeking any kind of help and I am very grateful for this app. He does a great job at talking me through situations I'm still thinking about and encourages me to help others. My anxiety is definitely changing for the better.
Brandon is supportive and insightful. He seems to really understand me but also provides other valuable perspectives. Thank you!