Mike Thomas

Master’s Level Clinical Intern

Life, relationships, and our internal/emotional worlds are complex.  It can be helpful to seek therapeutic support amidst the unknowns and hard questions that come up.

My therapeutic work is founded on a collaborative and relationship-focused approach. I view therapy as a flexible partnership that adapts to the unique needs, desires, and circumstances each individual brings. This is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach. My work draws upon methods from a number of therapeutic sources, including psychodynamic and relational therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, spiritual practice, and existential therapy. I’m heavily influenced by therapist Carl Rogers’ idea of co-construction, which considers the client to be an active co-participant in the shaping of therapy. Thus, I strive to nurture a therapeutic relationship that will allow us to explore the goals and concerns that are unique to you, as well as help you navigate interpersonal matters relating to relationships both past and present.  I strive to help individuals get to the root of what prevents them from connecting deeply to their emotions, to one another, and to all parts of the self.

On a more personal note, I’ve worked as a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) within behavioral health for the last several years. This work has provided me with the opportunity to provide support and build relationship with a number of individuals experiencing mental health issues. My love of music extends beyond the professional setting, and I often play the piano, listen to music, and write songs in my spare time. I love swimming in the Puget Sound and living in Tacoma with my husband. 

As a Master’s Level Intern at Northwest Counsel, I am in the position to offer affordable counseling rates to help meet the needs of our community. I offer a below sliding scale rate to those who may have difficulty affording counseling, with sliding rates at or below $60 per session. This is our way of helping make sure that more people can gain access to quality mental health care. I look forward to working with you!

 

 

EDUCATION:

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, 2021 graduate candidate

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