I have a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Accredited Triple P Provider, Certified AutPlay® Therapy Provider, EMDR trained therapist and Theraplay trained therapist. I am also a member of the American Psychological Association and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My experience includes working with families in crisis, working with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, neurodevelopmental disorders, behavioral disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, traumatic stress disorders, and chronic and terminal medical conditions. I provide a variety of therapeutic options, such as sandtray therapy, play therapy, and mindfulness-based services, family-focused therapy, and teletherapy.
I have several years post graduate experience work counseling children and adults, as well as 15 years of experience working specifically within the autistic community. I have served as a case manager, resource coordinator, and client advocate for children and parents. I currently offer therapeutic and educational services at my clinic in Springfield, Missouri and online.
I am well aware of the conflicts that can occur when trying to work therapy and other appointments in around a busy work/school/family schedule. I am committed to providing therapeutic services during evening and weekend hours to help clients avoid as many unnecessary conflicts to gaining mental health care access as possible.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2015005795
ME LCPC CC6855
Tomi is an incredible listener and has helped me validate feelings I didn't even know I had buried! After our sessions I feel much more relaxed and my soul feels lighter.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Tomi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Fantastic. Approached her with problems regarding career problems exhibiting ADHD symptoms and she helped me a lot with understanding what's going on. Very understanding and supportive.
Written on Aug 08, 2023 after therapy with Tomi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Tomi is incredible. She is respectful, thoughtful, and has great wisdom and insight. I love working with her.
Written on Jul 02, 2023 after therapy with Tomi for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Tomi is the first person on here that I've felt that I can open up to. She is kind, understanding, and provides great insight and perspective.
Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Tomi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Tomi has been an excellent therapist and is very supportive. She answers questions in a timely manner and is overall a very nice person. She puts my needs into consideration and communicates efficiently with me. Welcoming is another word I would use to describe her, which has been very helpful. Would rate her an 11/10 if I could
Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Tomi for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
I love Tomi! She provides a lot of thoughtful, insight input to every conversation we have.
Written on Apr 27, 2023 after therapy with Tomi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem