Theresa Thomas, LSW
My Counseling Approach: The importance of therapy is to have a safe space to really explore your thoughts and identify your behaviors. My aim is to provide a safe, supportive non- judgmental space so that you can unpack and explore various areas of your life. I believe people are capable of reaching their own potential in a non-judgmental environment. I use an eclectic blend of theoretical approaches to therapy including psychoanalytic, Humanistic, DBT, Acceptance and Commitment therapy within a strength-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed lens. I believe that having a trauma informed and intersectional lens is very integral to the work and knowing how trauma presents in different areas of one’s life. I also understand the importance of how race, disability, sexuality, and gender intersect in a person’s life and incorporate this in my approach.
Education: Master of Social Work, Hunter College
Experience: My earliest experience in the mental health field began in social media marketing for a South Asian mental health organization. I began to learn more about the importance of mental health and sparked an interest that led to my career as a therapist. I have experience working in school-based and mental health settings helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and more. Through my work thus far, I have recognized the love I have for helping people and seeing life through their lens.