About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts with four years of non-degree post-graduate training in family therapy theory and practice including two years with Salvador Minuchin, MD a prolific author and founder in the field.  I am a highly trained therapist having much experience in supportively working with individuals and families that are dealing with a wide array of mental health issues and related challenges in children, adolescents and adults including, but not limited to,  learning disabilities, alcohol and substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, challenges in parenting and navigating the special education process. I have qualified as an expert witness and have trained therapists and graduate students in family therapy theory and practice. In recently years I have been focused and committed to supporting families with children who have learning disabilities and/or special needs.  I have completed the Parent Consultant Training class at the Federation for Children with Special Needs and have been committed to extensive volunteer service. I am currently serving on the Massachusetts Special Education Advisory Panel and Massachusetts IEP Improvement Project.  Mr. Stewart was also identified as a stakeholder in the Dyslexia screening legislation having lobbied and supported the soon to be implemented dyslexia screening laws in Massachusetts.  I have also served as a Special Education Parent Advisory Council Chair, a Board Member at the Children’s Dyslexia Center, Church Moderator, Safe Church Committee member, Church Stewardship Team member, coached youth sports at a variety of levels, and, has been an activist and advocate for people with disabilities for over 37 years. I have always been supportive of the LGBT community. I believe the therapeutic process is best when there is a mutually respectful dialogue and relationship. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.  


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...
Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #919 (Expires: 2021-12-31)

LMHC #3452 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by J.I. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Thomas for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tom is definitely the No.1 counselor in my opinion. Tom helped me realize what the real underlying problem was in such a safe and peaceful way. He was very open and kind while listening in a friend-like manner. The sessions weren't a one-way communication as I thought it would be. It's not just about speaking out about your problems and him providing the solution, that is. He really stands next to you at your level to just provide the tools and needed guidance so that you can "walk out the woods". With his help, I am myself again. I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is lost or needs someone to talk to.

Written by K.A. on Jul 12, 2021 after counseling with Thomas for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thomas is an amazing counselor. He always makes me feel welcomed and relaxed. He also makes me feel comfortable being my self around him. He is just an awesome person.

Written by R.E. on Apr 14, 2021 after counseling with Thomas for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Tom's broad range of experience and the way he can apply his learnings to so many situations has been so relieving and helpful. I've had a number of therapists throughout years and while they have all been helpful in some ways and area's I've found that many of them have strengths and weaknesses of area's that become apparent and wishing you had someone else to visit with when some particulars come up. I've yet to find such with Tom.

Tom has a very calm tone and inviting personality that makes him easy to talk to which is paramount when you are looking for help . His knowledge and expertise shine through in his responses. He's timely and explorative without leaving you feeling probed or not understood but rather that when you are discussing things with you he's truly invested and wants to understand exactly how you are experiencing something not just relying on assumption of correctness. His compassion and empathy are invaluable in making you feel supported. While he obviously takes his craft seriously his heart is light and he's good for a laugh and smile as well.

Written by F.A. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

He is very empathetic and a good listener. I felt very confident discussing my problems with him.

Written by H.O. on Mar 25, 2021 after counseling with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and compassion fatigue

Thomas Stewart has been very helpful.

We appreciate his careful understanding of our family dynamics. Also, his appreciation of the difficulties patenting children in the pandemic public school system.

We’re working as a family to stay strong and engage/spend time together in the most positive ways.

Written by A.N. on Mar 22, 2021 after counseling with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I'd 100% recommend Thomas to friends if it didn't mean we then had the same counselor. But a 5 star review for anyone else wondering!