Tom is a Board Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, USA. 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 Board Certified - National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors 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 forensic mental health evaluations and treatment. An informal network of families who have adopted children with trauma related emotional and behavioral issues has referred many children for the AHA treatment. A new area of treatment is the use of Autonomic Healing Activation with stress-related issues as a support for treatment provided by physical therapists.
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.
Master of Arts in Counseling (Licensure Program), Denver Seminary
Master of Divinity, Bethel Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Arts, Judson College
Board Certified Counselor - National Board for Certified Counselors
American Psychotherapy Association Fellow