Tom has extensive experience working with substance use disorders, gambling addiction, and recovery issues for individuals, couples, and families. Areas of additional expertise and training include anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, spiritual exploration, and relationship struggles. Tom’s approach is to meet you where you are, help you to move toward your goals, and overcome obstacles to achieve maximum growth. Tom is comfortable working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and uses several therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and strength-based techniques.
Tom is committed to providing an empathetic and nonjudgmental space where clients can feel heard and empowered to make healthy and personally meaningful choices all while honoring each individual’s own experience and values. He will work with you to help resolve the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are interfering with your ability to feel satisfied and productive.
Tom’s previous experience includes working as the Lead Clinician in the DC office of Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers for the past 10 years and in the pastoral care department at Lake Forest Hospital in Chicago, IL, and Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Tom was also an adjunct professor and small group instructor for the professional and medical ethics classes for first and second-year students at Georgetown Medical School.
Tom holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. Additional degrees obtained include a Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a Masters of Arts in Bioethics from Trinity International University, and a Masters in Theology in Christian Theology and Ethics from Duke Divinity School.
Tom is originally from Birmingham, AL. He currently lives in Washington, DC with his family and two Golden Doodles, Jingle and Bells. Tom is in long-term recovery from alcohol use disorder and is an active participant in local 12 Step recovery groups. He has been involved with fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society since 2008 through Team-In-Training and is currently involved in a multi-sport club that raises money and volunteers for local causes such as Phoenix Bikes and Special Olympics.