I hold a Master of Science degree in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I also hold a Master of Science degree in Computer Science with over 30 years of software engineering experience. I have counseled clients at Family Time Foundation, The Women’s Home, The Houston Galveston Institute, Covenant House Shelter, Banyan Counseling, and Cypress Creek Hospital, Bloom Counseling & Family Service, National Smart Heathcare Services, Red Oak Psychiatry Associates PA, as well as in private practice. I work with adolescents and adults as individuals, families, couples, and groups. I have helped clients cope with issues related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, relationships, marriage and intimacy, etc.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client(s). We work together to find solutions to the issues and concerns that brought you to therapy. I see my job as listening without bias or judgement, helping you to dig deeper to identify the issues and concerns, working with you to find solutions, and then coaching and advising to make those solutions happen. I strongly believe it is important to focus on learning new ways to find success and happiness in life rather than to dwell on the past. I tend to look forward and focus on solutions. That doesn’t mean that the past doesn’t matter or that you can’t address the hurt and pain of your past – I will listen, and I will HEAR your story and help you process it. Finally, self-esteem and self-image are often at the root of mental health issues; this is an area I often focus on. I believe you are better than you think you are.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
TX LMFT 201530
Great therapist! Very knowledgeable.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Tom for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Tom is wise, caring and thoughtful.
I'm glad he's my therapist - we've been able to navigate a lot of my troubles and he's helped me grow as a person. Other than the tools he's shared with me to improve self-awareness, he's also been a great active listener, giving me the time I need to express myself while also providing excellent feedback and insight into ways in which to observe and adjust my behavior.
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Tom for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Extremely attentive and supportive. Offers relevant, practical advice, while inspiring confidence and never failing to reassure and validate. I was nervous about starting therapy but Tom's demeanor and kindness immediately put me at ease.
Written on Jun 01, 2023 after therapy with Tom for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, coping with life changes, and adhd
Great Counselor, listener, and support as therapist. I recommend Tom.
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Tom for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse
Always listening has my back on issues that will help me succeed in my lifes accomplishments and has plenty of experience
Written on Jan 15, 2023 after therapy with Tom for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and coaching
Great therapist, very attentive and tons of insight. Having someone to listen to me and provide advice on a weekly basis has been invaluable. I definitely recommend Tom.
Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Tom for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd