My name is Brandon Thoma and my focus is on your overall well being and feelings of life fulfillment. I believe that the you come first in the therapy process and is most successful when met with unwavering support. It is my goal to help you overcome your obstacles and pursue your goals by working towards a growth and "Excellence" mindset. I will challenge the negative thoughts and behaviors that are holding you back as well as empower you by teaching you the tools needed to tackle issues with confidence so you can succeed in your daily life.
My approach focuses on Person Centered Therapy with other effective techniques from Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and CBT.
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.
I am a LPC originally from St. Louis, MO. I have been practicing mental health for 5 years, currently live in Manhattan, KS, I am married with 3 children, and am a Military Spouse. I received my Masters degree in Counseling from Missouri Baptist University and my Bachelor's in Psychology from Southeast Missouri State.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2015035432
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Brandon has been great to talk too. Helps to start meaningful conversation and get the most out of video sessions
Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Brandon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and adhd
i refer this app every time i get the chance!
Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Brandon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
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.
Written on Jan 07, 2021 after therapy with Brandon for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
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.
Written on Jul 30, 2020 after therapy with Brandon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Great advice and very helpful.
Written on Mar 24, 2020 after therapy with Brandon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, and anger management
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.
Written on Feb 11, 2020 after therapy with Brandon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder