Thomas Shoffner

(LPC)
Therapist Thomas Shoffner Photo

About Me

I am a Marriage and Family Counselor that is presently licensed in Mississippi and Pennsylvania. I have roughly 7 years of experience in the mental health field that ranges from inpatient to community mental health to private practice. This has allowed me to work with a variety of situations that individuals face in their daily lives.

My counseling style tends to be geared towards welcoming and making clients feel at ease. This way, you feel comfortable and therapy does not come across as being a scary unknown. Counseling modalities that I utilize include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Gestalt, Person-Centered, and a few others. Recently, I finished a class on implementing the use of Family Systems Trauma (FST) by Dr. Scott Sells and am presently working towards certification in FST.

My ultimate goal is to help you reach a healthier version of yourself and not feel guilty for what you are facing.

I look forward to helping you along your therapy journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC010713 (Expires: 2023-02-28)

LPC #2448 (Expires: 2022-07-23)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Thomas Shoffner; very knowledgeable on a challenging topic, love the options available with Better Help and calming personality of my counselor.

Written by T.R. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thomas has been immensely helpful just in listening and seeking to understand. Therapists I have worked with in the past cut me off mid-thought or don’t ask clarifying questions before assuming the status of a situation. Thomas has been the poppy. He consistently asks clarifying questions and helps me see situations from alternative viewpoints to find more effective behaviors. I wasn’t sure if virtual therapy would work for me but so far, it has been nice to type my thoughts out when I have them instead of having to wait a whole week to cram them into a one hour session. Thomas is thoughtful, responsive, and respectful. I’m glad I made this choice to use BetterHelp.

Written by K.R. on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Thomas is very helpful to offer multiple perspectives and thoughts about a situation. He’s very respectful and makes me question and think more deeply about “the why” behind my emotions.

Written by H.A. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Thomas Shoffner is the reason why I still have a BetterHelp subscription. I had no idea what to expect with the platform since I had never done counseling or therapy before. Thomas has been absolutely wonderful in helping me work through everything that has been weighing on my mind, providing actionable guidance and awesome resources every step of the way. He keeps our sessions light in mood while also asking tough questions, making them extremely productive and low-pressure and stress-relieving all at the same time. I could not recommend him more!

Written by M.O. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Thomas is great. He gets back very quickly and makes me feel heard and offers REAL solutions to what’s going on. Highly recommend!

Written by P.O. on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Thomas is a wonderful therapist! He not only listens but truly understands where I am coming from and provides the most helpful resources accordingly.

Written by A.M. on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Tom has helped me clear my head with ease.

Written by V.E. on Jul 11, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thomas is the best counselor ever!!! I cannot say enough amazing things about him!!! What a true blessing he is to my extremely difficult journey! He brings so much joy and help!! So grateful!

Written by S.A. on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

I feel like I've gotten a lot of help from Thomas after only 2 sessions. He is very easy to talk to and frames things in a way that's easy to relate to. I'm really looking forward to continuing to work with him.

Written by S.H. on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Thomas is a great therapist. He listens intently and understands what I’m trying to say. He makes useful remarks on ways to help me and regularly checks in during the week. I am so pleased to have found him, and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for help dealing with depression and anxiety. Thank you so much Thomas, you don’t know how much you’ve helped me in the few weeks I’ve used BetterHelp. I’m looking forward to working with you more in the coming weeks.

Written by J.O. on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Thomas has been a blessing. At a time that counseling was desperately needed in my personal life, he has not disappointed. I love how down to earth and honest that he is. I have not had experience with counseling before now, and I am grateful to have found Thomas.

Written by P.R. on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thomas Shaffer has been great. He has really asked the right questions and has responded with good ideas and answers. I also like that he would send me worksheets that also helped me work through things.

Written by M.O. on May 01, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and grief

I'm very happy I found Thomas, the couple weeks I've been talking to him, I can tell this was the right decision for me and my mental health

Written by N.I. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

He’s wonderful.

Written by R.O. on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Thomas is extremely kind and caring. He listens and offers support and tools to help you work through anxiety. He is checking in with me to make sure I'm doing ok and not feeling alone and down. This has helped me during the lowest point in my life when my husband left me for another woman without any warning or explanation. My heart and soul was crushed to the breaking point. I was having panic attacks, couldn't eat, couldn't sleep and was bearly able to muster the strength to go to work every day as a nurse at the start of the pandemic. I reached out for help for the first time in my life. Thomas was and is great at helping me cope and start to feel good again. He is personable and sincere.

Written by D.R. on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thomas was an amazing counselor. I felt heard, understood, and encouraged after each time we spoke. He really made me feel comfortable and helped me process how i was feeling.

Written by D.K. on Feb 07, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Knows his stuff. Challenges you mentally. Asks tough things to make you think

Written by R.A. on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

He gives me a perspective of looking at the things.

He is definitely a good listener and a wonderful therapist.

Written by M.I. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Super relatable and down to earth. Took the time to not only listen to what I have going on, but also time to talk through options to improve my situation

Written by J.O. on Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

In the short time I have worked with Thomas he has been a tremendous help in coping with my stress, anxiety, and the loss of a loved one. Thomas is easy to talk to and very compassionate, he has been great to work with and I look forward to continuing to talk with him

Written by A.N. on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Thomas makes us laugh and feel comfortable during sessions. He also is quick to respond to us. I would highly recommend him to anyone

Written by J.O. on Nov 27, 2020 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

He's been a big help in my recovery, and he trys to be available whenever he can

Written by S.A. on Nov 14, 2020 after therapy with Thomas for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Thomas I’d the best counselor I have ever had. He’s very understanding and responds so quickly!

Written by N.O. on Nov 06, 2020 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Great counselor! Checks in regularly and so easy to talk to!

Written by M.A. on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I knew I liked Thomas within the first 10 minutes of our first video call. I haven't been working with him for long, but I feel like he is a great match for me and that I got really lucky in being paired with him on the first try.

Written by J.O. on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Thomas is very understanding and accommodating. He actively listens and give's thoughtful objectives to consider

Written by K.E. on Oct 10, 2020 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I'm not super comfortable with therapy, and I've tried in-person before and it felt it wasn't a good fit. I tried BetterHelp after researching it off and on for a few months and I am much more comfortable doing it this way. I was paired with a very supportive, understanding therapist named Thomas. He has been very patient letting me open up at my own pace. I like using the chat feature because speaking live makes me feel pressured to have the right answer and being able to type it out lets me think it over before sending. I highly recommend Thomas, he's very caring and makes it easy to get started.

Written by B.E. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Thomas is insightful and diligent in caring for his clients, highly recommended.