Thomas Kaufman

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About Me

Hello! My name is Thomas Kaufman, and I am an LPC working out of Madison, WI. For the past 20 years, I have worked with families, couples, adults, and adolescents. Using cognitive-behavioral theory with narrative techniques, I help empower clients to explore areas within their lives that present challenges and inhibit change, and assist them with finding solutions that will work for them. However, I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is a vital component within any program, which means that I believe that any work needs to be collaborative between myself and my clients. I am certified to deliver trauma-focused treatments as well as providing services to help manage stress and anxiety.


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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #5311-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Written by R.U. on Sep 20, 2021 after counseling with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, and self esteem

Mr. Kaufman is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Written by M.I. on Aug 28, 2021 after counseling with Thomas for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thomas is so good at picking up on my aniexty even when talking to him. He will gently remind me that he is not judging me. He also helped me come out of my shell quickly and gained trust with him on session 2. Some of my friends think it’s ironic that I choose a middle aged male as my therapist but I think we work well together!

Written by C.H. on Aug 26, 2021 after counseling with Thomas for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Thomas is always such a good listener, and completely non-judgemental. I feel truly safe sharing my thoughts and feelings with him. He always does an amazing job at reframing situations I bring to him, and his perspective is refreshing. He seems to have a knack for finding just the angle I need to keep myself moving forward. I would highly recommend speaking with Thomas.

Written by M.O. on Jan 29, 2021 after counseling with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

For the first time in 14 years, I’ve found a therapist that I trust, that I am completely comfortable with opening up to, he speaks to me in a way that I understand and makes the healing process really exciting and motivating - I share with my boyfriend what I had learned during my session with Thomas, he has actually helped so much already and I’ve been working with him for about 3 weeks. He supports me and challenges me and lets me talk about anything. I’d give him a hundred stars if I could!!

Written by B.E. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Thomas is an active listener. His counseling is compassionate and to-the-point. He has helped me reach understanding about important matters in my life.