Alfred (Al) Thomas

(LPC)
Therapist Alfred (Al) Thomas Photo

About Me

I began my career working with adolescents who were placed outside of their homes due to behavioral concerns in a group home setting. Through working with those young men and women, I began developing skills that allowed me to relate to them and help them begin to change their behavior through changing their way of thinking. I then transitioned to working with adolescents in the community mental health setting. Those young men and women were battling drug addiction with co-morbid internalizing mental health concerns. I was able to work with them in addition to their families to help many of them improve their emotional well-being and begin making better decisions. I’m a firm believer that between the ages of 13-19 when someone is developing into tho they are going to be as a person, having a therapist that can relate to them can help the achieve great things and continue to move in a positive direction.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5746 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Very helpful and good at his job

Written by J.A. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Alfred was very attentive. He let me speak and challenged me to make the best decisions for myself which helped me understand my life situations better than I ever have. Would definitely recommend.

Written by R.H. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I love this guy

Written by R.I. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Al is a real professional. He connects with his clients and has good insight into how to help them. On time to meetings and constantly checks in over the week.

Written by M.I. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Al has been critical in my personal progress. His active listening skills and therapeutic support has helped me break down my issues and tackle them one by one. I’m super grateful to have been paired with such a competent professional.

Written by H.O. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months

Thanks to Al for being a positive presence in our child's life!

Written by F.O. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I absolutely love my therapist! This was the best decision I've made in my adult life.

Written by C.O. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I appreciate how light hearted, he made the experience. It prevented me from dreading talking with him.

Written by A.M. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Al is very easy to talk to and listens so well. I had a tough time previously finding the right therapist, however Al was my first match with teen counseling and I couldn’t be more happy. He gives thought provoking questions and tools to use when in difficult times. He actively listens and occasionally even shares stories of his own to make situations relatable, so that I don’t feel alone.

Written by G.A. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

He’s a cool councilor he listens to me, puts thought into his input and helps give me guidance when I’m unsure.

Written by T.I. on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Al is fantastic- he's a great listener, he's respectful, and has given me a lot of very helpful tools that I'll use for the rest of my life.

Written by F.E. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Al has been an excellent therapist, he has been very understanding of different cultural backgrounds and it has made my time with him much more valuable.

Written by E.L. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Al has helped me get to such a teen counseling space. Little by little we make more progress. He genuinely is concerned with what I’m going through and listens thoroughly. He is quick to reply and checks in between meetings to see how things are and offer tools to make more progress towards a healthy and calm mind.

Written by J.A. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Al has been such an understanding and empathetic therapist. His approach is delicate and helpful in teaching me techniques to shift my mindset for the better. He is so friendly that it is like talking to a friend who just happens to be a professional therapist, which is what made me very comfortable in our sessions. Can’t recommend him more!

Written by E.V. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

When I first started working with Al, my anxiety was at an all time high. Every day activities had become riddled with anxiety for me. But after working with him for a few months I’m feeling like myself again. Al is very attentive and easy to talk to, I highly recommend.

Written by C.O. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Al has been a great addition to my journey in personal growth. He listens carefully and offers actionable advice as well as shares his own perspective/experiences in applicable situations.

Written by K.E. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Al is a great counselor and very understanding and gives great advice on how to overcome my personal issues.

Written by T.I. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very attentive, great listener, very logical and can see the big picture. Well versed in many topics and seem like a really genuine person. I'm thankful to have met some one who cares. I highly recommend AL.

Written by L.U. on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Alfred is an amazing listener and great at tracking the things that are important to me and his patients. He gives me contextual points to how I feel about things in comparison to weeks prior. He's great! Highly recommend.

Written by R.I. on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Al is an amazing man. He's incredibly intelligent and understanding.

Written by R.E. on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I had a hard time connecting with any therapist so much so that I tried to do self therapy for a while, I was just about to just give up and say this is how I have to live my life from now on but as a last resort I met Alfred and I feel safe enough to talk about the things that go on in my head.

Written by D.A. on Feb 14, 2021 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He can simultaneously put you at ease and make you consider some of your thorniest problems in a new light. By far the most skilled therapist I have ever worked with, particularly because he is focused on helping you figure out the tools and strategies that work for you. He's also really keen on workshoppimg solutions that you figure out outside of therapy or with your loved ones, and then helping shape those in ways that are even more helpful. Last but not least- some days you need to vent more than you need solutions, and he's a really solid support when you need someone to listen to you.

Written by C.H. on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Alfred is very warm, friendly, and approachable! A perfect match for someone who wants to be eased in to the therapy process.

Written by K.E. on Nov 05, 2020 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Al has been just the right counselor for me in this season.I have never tried the cognitive behavior approach and learning to address recognizing control my thoughts has been particularly empowering during this pandemic. I am very grateful to his even-keeled demeanor and approach, even when he is dealing with his own challenges as we all are. I would definitely recommend him and hope to continue to work with him again soon.

Written by C.H. on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Alfred had the gift of making me feel like I was speaking with a good friend from the first session. He is an excellent listener and transparent in conversations which helped me trust him quickly and open up. I am very thankful to have found the right counsellor on teen counseling the first time round!

Written by G.H. on Oct 25, 2020 after therapy with Alfred (Al) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

alfred is great, i like him a lot! if i don't answer for a couple days he always follows up, he really seems to care