Thomas Childers

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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.


  • 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


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


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!