About Me

From the first breath of life to the last, relationship with others is a living passion. When relating becomes dysfunctional, life is turned inside out and upside down. Through practiced clinical skills, client sensitivity, and compassion born through faith, the therapeutic approach I bring to clients can foster a life-balance of living, loving, and relating once again, or for the first time ever. It can be a difficult task. I am here to help make it easier.

In addition to a normal practice of building healthy relationships and families, I also specialize in working with children and adolescents experiencing trauma and crisis. I also provide Prolonged Exposure Therapy for adults suffering with PTSD resulting from domestic violence, sexual abuse, combat, or first responder situations.
Efficacy of treatment is validated and enhanced in my practice through purposeful utilization of quality assessment tools. These tools help take the guess work out of diagnosis and treatment, and help facilitate a brief therapy approach, reducing therapeutic involvement and investment from months of work to a matter of weeks.

On a personal note, I have been married for 46 years and have two wonderful adult children and two fabulous grandsons! I hold a Master of Church Music degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Psychology Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Palm Beach Atlantic University. I have a pet cat named Soxy, who loves me as much as I love her!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MT2940 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David 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 J.U. on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coaching

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Written by R.Y. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

David is very patient and compassionate. He listens with intent and let you know you're heard. He helps you to become less about trying and just being - which is not easy in this day and age, and something I'm still working on .

Written by C.A. on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

David is literally the best therapist I have ever had. His warmth, kindness and humour immediately put me at ease from the first session. I have an extremely complex condition but David not only believed me, but showed me so much patience and taught me to be kind and communicative to all parts of myself. I honestly couldn't recommend him more. Thank you, David!

Written by L.A. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with David for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mr. Thomas has been my lifeline. He provides the tools and information to work through issues and tough times that I am unable to figure out at that specific moment. I’m able to utilize his feedback and move forward. He is very easy to work with and contact. I would highly recommend Mr. Thomas!

Written by T.I. on May 29, 2022 after therapy with David for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Helpful, patient and kind.

Written by S.H. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with David for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Working with David is a blessing. He helps guild me to the answers I’m looking for while still being a strong support system. I have learned so much about myself working with David. He has truly helped me with the clarity needed for this next chapter of life. Thank you David!

Written by L.A. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've only had 1 session and that went very well.

Written by S.T. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Enjoying our sessions

Written by J.A. on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

It's been helpful and a real relief to speak with David as I try to better understand my thinking and behavior. He's easy to talk to, insightful, compassionate, and honest - exactly what I was looking for and would recommend without hesitation!

Written by H.E. on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

David is my first therapist. He's kind, confident supportive and wise. From the first session he has provided me with actionable strategies that have helped me cope with the issues I'm dealing with.

Written by P.A. on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mr. Thomas is a compassionate, wise and thoughtful man. It is obvious that he invests in his patients

Written by A.L. on Apr 03, 2022 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Spent about 8 weeks working with David on some relationship issues and patterns. I was in a confusing and emotional place. He gently helped me sift through them with a ton of insight and compassion. I reached many “Aha!” moments with his help and was left with some valuable tools to help break my patterns. I highly recommend working with David.

Written by C.H. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Awesome

Written by S.T. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

David is patient and thoughtful and gave my husband and I words to describe some of our feelings and tendencies that we had not previously identified. He also had a lot of evening availability which was important for us as parents of young kids

Written by M.I. on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with David for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

David is a caring intelligent wonderful counselor, highly recommend him!

Written by B.R. on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Mr. Thomas is a gentle and wise soul. The value of his counsel has been invaluable after just a few sessions. My anxiety and depression have been overwhelming, and Mr. Thomas provided me with tools and exercises to allow me to gain my 'right mind' again. He is truly a blessing and I look forward to unlocking more mental and emotional health with his help.

Written by M.A. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mr. Thomas takes time to foster genuine connection and trust, and is really insightful and knowledgeable about how life affects us in different ways. He has really helped provide a sense of calm in my life during such a chaotic time.

Written by A.N. on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Mr. Thomas is exactly what I was looking for in a therapist. He brings a wealth of professional and life experience to the table, as well as a lot of empathy and a listening ear. He has helped me both understand and process my trauma in a loving, caring, and effective manner. I have had a variety of therapy experiences over the years, and this has been by far the best.

Written by T.O. on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

David helped me make sense of so many parts of my life and kindly and calmly talked me through a lot of my issues for a few months while I was at my lowest. Thanks to him I have gotten medical help for my issues and am on the way to a life changing diagnosis. Can’t recommend him and better help enough, life saving.

Written by O.M. on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse

Mr David is someone who's kind and gives a lot of his time to listen to you. He goes beyond the limited time session sometimes to listen to you which is something I like. I can't say a lot since I only had 3sessions with him so far. But, I'd say It's been a positive experience mostly

Written by M.A. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and adhd

Outstanding!

Written by L.E. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve had many terrible and uncomfortable experiences in the past that made me skeptic all and scared of getting help from a therapist again but David made it so easy to look forward to our next appointment. Even though it was just through text so far, he’s made me feel heard, respected, and supported. I’m reassured through conversation with him that I have the strength in me to progress and the results I got only after the first and second meeting gave me the confidence to start re-aligning my values and vision for my life again. I’m not where I want to be yet but I feel that I finally have a path and guide to move forward and build healthier habits and beliefs within myself.

Written by S.A. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger management, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and addictions

This far, David has been very supportive and adapted to my busy schedule and time difference challenge. I’m glad he was appointed to me. He goes out of his way to check on me when I am not actively working on myself. It makes all the difference- better than a face to face therapy session

Written by C.R. on Nov 06, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Better help matched me with a therapist that is perfectly qualified to help me with the issues I had to face. He is wise and calm and reassuring. Highly highly recommend his graceful wisdom to guide you through whatever struggles you’re facing.

Written by K.E. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

David is such a light. I love my weekly sessions with him.
I haven't had a therapist since I was a pretty young kid, and was nervous but he makes me feel safe and I love opening up to him.
I always look forward to our time together, whether it's discussing issues in my life or just being happy and having someone to chat with, David is always there to support me.

Written by M.I. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

David is amazing. He listens and is extremely respectful and kind even if telling you something that is clearly difficult to think or talk about. I could write an entire essay on how much David has helped me in just 2 sessions - but I’ll be succinct and just say that David helped me realize what value I have - and I had lost the ability to see that. David helped me to fix that on our very first session. He is an amazing therapist, but more importantly he is a kind and amazing person.

Written by Y.S. on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Of all the therapist I’ve had from the past, David has been the best and well suited for me. In a short span of time, he helped me create changes that will help me all through out my life. He is the best!

Written by E.M. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

David really holds a safe space for me to talk through my issues. He has a great sense of calm and strength that I really appreciate. I was really skeptical about starting therapy, but I am so glad I did. I would 100% recommend David!

Written by S.E. on Sep 26, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

David is a amazing and just with only a few little
Tricks has really helped me with my angry in a lot
Of ways I couldn’t have before

Written by C.I. on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I feel no judgment at all and can count on him to give me unbiased opinions and advice. I gained alot of knowledge even after the first session. I look forward to more!

Written by L.E. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Although I was apprehensive to start this adventure with a therapist, it has proven to be nothing but helpful! David is very intuitive, and can easily find missing links that need focused on so that you can better understand where you should start. He listens, he communicates, and he makes me think! (One of my pet peeves in life and I love it!) I recommend David for anyone who likes to be a critical thinker, analytic, and self improver. He most definitely will help you get on the right track!

Written by Z.A. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

David is extremely professional, kind and easy to talk to. Always makes me feel comfortable and is extremely knowledgable

Written by R.A. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

I feel so comfortable with David he’s so supportive and a perfect listener actually and he made me realize things I never thought before it’s like he opened up lightbulbs in my mind that was closed for a very long time

Written by P.H. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Really lovely and helpful man, understands complex issues and comes towards helping with a positive and upbeat mindset

Written by D.E. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

David has a good understanding even though we only spoke for 1 hour. David offered plenty of advice and how to proceed going forward

Written by R.A. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

My time with David was excellent. I felt held, supported and challenged in the safest and warmest way. I worked through some pretty toughs things and I couldn’t have done it without his expertise. I truly recommend David, if you’re lucky to work with him then I’m genuinely excited and happy for you. Thank you David.

Written by P. . on May 08, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Awesome person!

Written by I.S. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

He's great! So far vey happy with him

Written by M.A. on Apr 18, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I feel that David is very helpful to me. I am grateful for people like him and what they do.

Written by N.O. on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks

David is very easy to talk to, and he offers wonderful insights about any issues I am facing.
The advice and wisdom he gives me during our sessions helps me all throughout the week. He is very personable and has a great sense of humor. I also appreciate the Biblical perspective that he gives me about different things I am working on. I feel very blessed to have been paired with him!

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