Hello and thank you for looking at my profile.
My name is Tom Lyon. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of California since 1998. My personality is generally warm, sensitive, gentle, and caring. My nature is to treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. But with this comes the responsibility to not be afraid to work with you on the seemingly overpowering experiences of your life.
The type of therapy I practice is called Depth Psychotherapy and it refers to helping people work through deep inner processes within themselves that affect them personally and in relationship with others. I help engage the various parts of a person’s self that have been neglected, hurt, undeveloped, unappreciated and hidden away. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you will experience being heard and understood. In collaboration, we will listen deeply to utilize your thoughts, feelings, thoughts, intuitions, and sensations, all of which offer valuable insight into parts of your inner wisdom. Our sessions are where you can explore your struggles as well as your dreams and desires. As painful and confusing experiences are explored in a safe way, you can connect more honestly and compassionately with your struggle, becoming the true person you want to be. I want to hear your story, and about what is bringing you to this therapeutic conversation. While I can facilitate helping you find specific solutions that you may be looking for, I provide therapy with a holistic view to listen and see you and accept everything you wish to discuss, to hear your story. I will tailor our therapeutic time together to develop a beneficial treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
As with many things in life, therapy may be too intense for you, or I may not have the skills to work as effectively with you as I would like, or for some other reasons. Through our interaction, we may come to the conclusion that we would not be able to work together therapeutically to achieve your goals. Hopefully, we will have a better idea about this during our first session. But as the adage says . . . "nothing ventured, nothing gained."
The development of your personality, your own uniqueness, to engage the world in a useful, purposeful, meaningful way in psychotherapy is often a courageous undertaking and I am hopeful that we can develop a trust and rapport to confidently help you grow in a process that unfolds over time. It may be one of the most unique, and at times most difficult, collaborations of your life and together we can explore your hopes and goals, determine the pace of your work, and explore the stories, struggles, and questions you bring into a session.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy
CA LMFT 41480
Tom is an incredibly thoughtful, attentive, and well-read therapist. I always feel he is being sincere and genuine. He has an exceptional ability to offer insight and wisdom about any difficult topic and has helped me greatly. He is kind and compassionate, positive and clever, and overall just a joy to talk to. I highly recommend him.
Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Thomas for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Thomas is wise, skilled, and very caring. I feel safe to be myself and process things in my own time and way. He is patient and believes in my potential even when I am unable to see it myself. I'm so grateful that from his kind and receptive nature, I am empowered and experiencing more wholeness than I have in a long time.
Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Very easy to talk with, and ask questions instead of assuming . I find Tom is on point and a great asset to your business.
Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Thomas has been great and has given me incredibly valuable strategies for dealing with my anxiety. He truly listens and sympathizes and I feel both safe and comfortable talking to him.
Written on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd