Ed Thomas, MBA, MS, LPCC
Ed is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and draws upon years of clinical experience for each client and works within the frameworks of cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and other branches of therapy as needed to meet the client’s needs and help them achieve their goals. He also has many years of experience working with all types of substance use disorders and other problems related to addictions of any kind. He has worked in both outpatient clinics and inpatient hospital settings.
Many clients have little or no social support in their lives and often need just one person to be their non-judgmental listener. Active listening both by the therapist and when learned and practiced by the client in their personal life can often bring significant personal improvements. Ed believes each person is entitled to supportive relationships in their life as well as fulfilling work and enjoyable hobbies and personal interests.
His approach to individual counseling is a collaboration with the client to help them clarify their own unique goals, help the client build their own treatment plan, and to help clients develop goals that are meaningful to themselves. Someone once said, “The past doesn’t have to predict your future, you can write new chapters to your life. How you finish your life can start right now.”
Areas of expertise include substance abuse, gambling addiction, PTSD, BiPolar/schizophrenia, Anger, Anxiety/depression
Modalities: CBT, Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed, Motivational Interviewing, Spiritually-oriented psychotherapy, Solution-focused therapy, Non-religious Therapy, Telehealth, DBT, Cognitive processing therapy for trauma
M.S., Mental Health Counseling, University of Phoenix
M.B.A., Loyola University of Chicago
B.A., Business Management (and Psychology study), Loyola University of Chicago