Thomas Childers

LCSW

About Me

My name is Thomas (TJ) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience working with diverse populations in the state of Idaho. I have worked in a variety of settings including acute psychiatric hospitalization, residential substance abuse treatment, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient, and individual therapy. My experience has allowed me the opportunity to work with a multitude of populations with differing psychiatric diagnoses. I have experience working individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, eating disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, LGBTQ+ community, substance abuse, and much more.

My approach is very person-centered and my focused is on the client's needs. I do not believe it is my place to tell people what they need to change, but rather, to help guide them to self-actualization so they can make change within themselves. I implement several therapeutic modalities to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I also make my best attempts at catering to each person's learning style and have an array of resources to meet each clients unique needs.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my partner and two kiddos, hanging out with all the fur children (including my Axolotl), enjoying the outdoors, and even playing video games.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW-41285 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Thomas Childers. 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 O.J. on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very kind and understanding. Gives constructive homework

Written by H.A. on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

I have only been seeing Thomas for a few weeks and it has improved my life so much. He always makes sure we cover what I want to talk about in our sessions. He also sends a lot of helpful worksheets and videos. I would highly recommend him!

Written by A.N. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

TJ has been amazing with me over the past several months! His advice is very helpful and he not only gives great advice, but actually listens to my needs and what I’m here to get help with! He understands that therapy isn’t cheap and helps to get the most out of every session we have together! I’ve always finished every session and felt to be in a better place mentally than previously. I would highly recommend TJ to any of my friends, family or colleagues!

Written by N.I. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have only been seeing him for a few weeks but I am so pleased with my experience so far! He is allowing me to focus on what I feel is most important and is understanding and accepting of everything we have discussed. He also has given me some coping tools to deal with anxiety and depression I deal with on a daily basis. I am so glad I was matched with him.

Written by B.E. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, anger management, career difficulties, grief, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Thomas Childers was extremely helpful and had great insights based on both professional expertise as well his own excellent judgment. We were able to find a way around mental health obstacles that, beforehand, felt insurmountable.

Written by S.I. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Really enjoying my sessions with Thomas. He is very insightful and easy to talk to. His knowledge on anxiety and mental health is very encouraging and after 3 sessions he has already helped me regain some of my confidence! I look forward to continuing to better myself and to gain control of my anxiety.

Written by J.U. on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

He is great! Definitely suggest him for everyone

Written by E.M. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I really appreciate Thomas’s approach of focusing primarily on coming to your own conclusions and answers based on insightful questioning. He listens and guides the conversation with ease and clarity.

Written by R.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have only been working with Thomas for a couple of weeks but so far he’s been absolutely amazing. I know he’s going to help me a lot the more we progress. He’s always on time and informative. It is refreshing!

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