About me

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!

Tom


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LMFT 41480


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Thomas Lyon. 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 on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

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 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

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 Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, 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.

Work with me!