Thomas (Thom) Wilder

LPC

About me

My name is Thom Wilder. I have over 30 years experience as a pastoral counselor and am currently a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Texas. I specialize in the challenges of clients who deal with chronic illness and chronic pain and am the author of Overcoming Chronic Illness, a workbook designed for both therapy groups and individuals who are facing the challenges of chronic illness of all kinds. I work with both the patients and their caregivers in accepting the difficult realities of their condition and focusing on those factors over which they have the most control. This interest and focus comes from over 20 years spent as the primary caregiver for my wife who suffers from several chronic conditions including Rheumatoid Arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, fibromyalgia and the accompanying chronic pain. This has given me a great empathy and compassion for the over 85 million Americans who suffer from some sort of chronic illness and are trying to live a full and meaningful life in spite of their health situation.

In addition to the chronic illness emphasis, I am also experienced in working with clients facing a myriad of mental health challenges including
-Depression
-Anxiety
-Stress
-Trauma
-Marriage and relationships
-Anger
-Grief
-End of life issues
-Interpersonal communication
-Compassion fatigue
-Chronic pain
-Conflict resolution
-Life choices

My Therapeutic Modalities include:
-Cognitive Behavior Thearapy
-Dialectical Behavior Therapy
-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
-Strength-based Therapy
-Client Centered Therapy
-Solution Focused Therapy
-Mindfulness

I take an integrative approach to health. We are all biological, psychological, social, and I believe spiritual beings. To be totally healthy we must take note of the conditions in all of those areas for each of those domains has an either a positive or negative impact on each of the others. In session I work with clients on all of these areas, not just the psychological domain. I also recognize that the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client will determine the level of benefit for the client. As I tell all my clients, I am paid to be your counselor but I care about you for free. I would love to help you with the challenges you face as well.

Thom Wilder, MA, LPC
Education:
-BS in Sociology, Auburn university, Montgomery Al, 1980
-MA in Professional Counseling, Liberty University, Lynchburg VA, 2016
Licensing – LPC, Texas, Lic. # 77731


Specialties

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

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

Years of Experience: 30

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LPC 77731


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Thomas (Thom) Wilder. 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 Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Thomas (Thom) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and adhd

Thom Wilder is the most intelligent, educated professional therapist I have ever had. After 30 years with other therapists, in patient treatment centers and out patient facilities I had given up on ever finding someone who had the experience and strength to handle my severe CPTSD, Complicated Grief, and BPD. He has listened patiently and never tuned out my devastating past. He is the first therapist to guide me out of the darkness and showed me new ways to think and live. I cannot express my happiness enough on having found him. I'm so glad I found Betterhelp and the wonderful support they provide. "Help is on the way" emails from BetterHelp always give me a sense of peace, support, and safety. I recommend it to everyone with whom I speak.

Written on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Thomas (Thom) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Learned alot and have had alot of mental growth working with him

Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Thomas (Thom) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I was worried at first thinking we wouldn’t be a good match. His professionalism is top notch. Yet, he gives off an air of friendship. He’s very comforting and I’m very thankful for him.

Written on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Thomas (Thom) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very timely response, thoughtful, and engaging. Gives enough room for you to talk while, also responding in a way that exposes you to new ways of thinking.

Written on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Thomas (Thom) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thom is wonderfully, kind, insightful and personable. He doesn’t beat around the bush, but he always take time to listen and ask questions to truly help me understand what I’m feeling. Thom is the bomb.com/awesome!

Written on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Thomas (Thom) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Thom helped me overcome some of the darkest times in my life, from recent traumas to childhood traumas. For the first time I understood that I have PTSD and he was able to effectively work with me. He listens, validates and gives you the tools that work for you. I really didn't know what to expect going into this, but it has literally been the best thing I've done for myself and I am so grateful.

Written on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Thomas (Thom) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

My first experience with a counselor and was great. I was suffering with severe anxiety and he helped me with many techniques to overcome it.
He listens and it’s a smooth conversational type therapy.

Written on May 29, 2021 after therapy with Thomas (Thom) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thom is very insightful and kind. He makes me see my struggles from a different perspective and helps me change my actions

Written on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Thomas (Thom) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have recommended him to a coworker. Very professional. I look forward to our talks.

Written on Apr 24, 2021 after therapy with Thomas (Thom) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Thom is very available and responsive. I was worried about the online/video format not being personal, but it is working out great!

Work with me!