Sylvia Thomas

LISW, LICSW

About Me

A compassionate and caring Masters level, licensed independent social worker-supv. Veteran of Regular U.S. Army and Air Force. Retired from the VA Healthcare System. My treatment approach for Individual Therapy & Counseling begins with motivational interviewing, client-centered, strengths-based and changes with behaviors and/or branches out to what works in collaboration with the Client. Some evidenced based therapies used are Cognitive Behavior, Dialectical Behavior, Humanistic, Existential, Narrative Therapy, and others as indicated. I believe I can be an asset to I respect the Clients priorities and have the desire to understand their needs. I offer flexible hours and regular virtual contact. Specializing in Military, Veterans, Mental Health [Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Anger, Grief/Loss], Work Life Balance, Aging, Co-dependency, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Adverse Childhood Experiences and other Trauma, Substance Use/Co-occurring disorders. My sessions are relaxed, positive, and sometimes can be fun!
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Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #I.1901865-SUPV (Expires: 2023-10-23)

LICSW #DP00944251 (Expires: 2023-04-01)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sylvia 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 A.P. on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Although I've only had a few sessions with Sylvia, I feel like being heard so sincerely. She take the time to actually read my entries and responses and provides relevant and useful resources that I can carry with me outside our sessions. I would definitely recommend booking sessions with Sylvia!

Written by M.A. on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Sylvia is engaging and knowledgeable. She offers real solutions and advice in a friendly manner. She has been a godsend for me

Written by A.R. on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem

She’s “steady “

Written by K.R. on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, eating disorders, and coaching

Strongly recommend. I've already sung her praises to multiple people. If you need help, let her help you!

Written by E.L. on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I want to continue to work with her because she helps me to understand things.

Written by D.O. on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

She is an amazing person who listens and understands those who come to her for help.

Written by A.M. on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

You’re awesome!

Written by C.R. on Jul 03, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sylvia is a knowledgeable therapist who focuses on the truth and reality of a situation.

Written by M.I. on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I’ve had about 3 session in and i have to say i would def recommend Ms Sylvia Thomas to anyone who needs advice or help in various areas in life. She is empathetic, compassionate and goal oriented in what she does. She make sure that your purpose is fulfilled and gives you the support you need. #goals

Written by J.E. on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Sylvia is incredible. She’s patient, understanding, and has never made me feel uncomfortable.

Written by J.A. on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Best person. To allow yourself to open up to.

Written by K.R. on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ms. Thomas has been awesome I feel like I can relate to her and she relates to me. She is very easy to talk to. I feel like I can relax and let my guard down and let this issues that are in my life flow out easy

Written by Y.O. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I’ve only been with Sylvia for about 2 weeks now but she has definitely made me feel so much better than my previous therapist ever did in the 5 months that I saw her. Sylvia listens and gives me really good feedback. Can’t wait to see how much I grow from working with her.

Written by D.E. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 1 month on issues concerning addictions

She is great.

Written by J.E. on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's been very helpful and attentive having had two sessions with her and would definitely recommend her to others

Written by M.A. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I hit the counselor jackpot when I selected Sylvia! She cares about me and really wants to help me.

Written by K.A. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

“Be kind to yourself” thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I felt so free to be honest about my progress with therapy.I feel so ready to tackle my own dreams and goals with Ms Thomas ’ help.

Written by K.E. on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I have only been seeing Sylvia for a few weeks now and I’m so grateful to have found her. She’s already helped me so much. I appreciate how real she is and that even through we talk about a lot of serious things we still manage to crack a few jokes and laugh together. If you enjoy a very personable therapist Sylvia is IT.

Written by M.O. on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Sylvia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sylvia is very responsive to my queries and is working on coming up with solutions that can be helpful to me.

Work with me!