InnerWorkings IW

Facilitating Healing and Personal Change in Mind, Body and Spirit

InnerWorkings Professional Services, LLC is the private therapeutic practice of Thomas J. Pals, LPC, NCC.  With over twenty years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Tom is committed to transforming your wellbeing through personalized InnerWork.

Contact Tom by phone or email to begin your InnerWork journey.

Meet Tom

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Tom established his therapeutic practice, InnerWorkings Professional Services, in 2001.  His nearly 20 years experience in psychotherapy as well as prior 14 years of pastoral ministry result in a compassionate and transformational counseling approach to facilitating personal change. His innovative mental health approach, InnerWork treats the brain, not just the mind.Tom brings many years of experience in combining somatic stress removal through Autonomic Healing Activation to restore the body and nervous system using the homeostasis function in the Autonomic Nervous System. For clients whose life experiences have disrupted their perceptions of self, others and situations, Tom's  cognitive behavioral therapy paradigms (InnerWork CBT) transform the mind.

As a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Tom specializes in the holistic treatment of mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADD/ADHD),  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, dysfunctional relationships, and maladaptive behavior problems involving unhealthy urges to experience self-gratification.  Tom has developed a new paradigm for mental health evaluations and treatment within the Colorado judicial system by the Federal Probation Department, Jefferson, Boulder and Adams County Probation Departments and Adams County Problem Solving Courts and Public Defenders Office. Additionally, an informal network of families who have adopted children with trauma related emotional and behavioral issues has referred many children for the AHA treatment.

Until September 2015, Tom served as Director of Research and Assessment at RSA, Inc., a private sector provider of services to individuals with compulsive, abusive, and illegal sexual behaviors.  His groundbreaking work in this position has led to significant improvements in cognitive-behavioral therapy, empathy development in victim-perpetrator clarification, and a non-cognitive method of elimination of deviant sexual interest in children. Tom had served at RSA, Inc in various capacities from 1997.

Prior to working at RSA, Inc. Tom was a professional church leader serving variously as a minister of youth and music, Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor with congregations in Michigan, Minnesota and Colorado. While serving in the Detroit Metro area he held denominational positions as Chairman of the Southeast Michigan Region Board as well as President of the Southeast Region Minister's Council.

Bringing his innovative InnerWork counseling approach abroad, Tom has worked in Cambodia training community leaders with Agape International and AIM4Asia to reduce sexual victimization.  Tom's collaboration with AIM4Asia included training for professional staff in the rehabilitation of trafficked children.

Tom enjoys spending time outdoors in Colorado, climbing 14ers, and hiking with his family.  He is also an accomplished vocalist and avid reader.

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling (Licensure Program), Denver Seminary

Master of Divinity, Bethel Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Arts, Judson College

Professional Affiliations

National Board of Certified Counselors

American Psychotherapy Association Fellow

Thomas J. Pals email  970-302-3379