I am Dr. Tom Davis. I have a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Duke University and am a Licensed Psychologist with 40 years of clinical experience. I practiced in the same medical facility for 35 of those years and treated the entire age range from age 3 to age 94. A major benefit of practicing at the same facility for all that time was that I often treated the same clients from childhood up through adulthood. It was not uncommon for me to have treated three generations of the same family. This gave me the rare and highly valuable vantage point to follow a child from preadolescence into adolescence and beyond both as an individual and as a member of their intergenerational family system. This vantage point was enhanced as I treated adolescents in individual, family-of-origin and intergenerational modalities.
As adolescents struggle to form their own independent identity, they do so by pushing against their identity within the family system and by embracing their identity within their peer group. I find it very useful to treat adolescents with their parents and, when necessary, with siblings so that highly charged family issues are dealt with directly. At the same time I see adolescents individually to help make their peer relationships as productive and as safe as possible. I use the individual sessions to treat their emotional issues.
My therapy approach is problem-focused, concrete and goal oriented. In the first session, I start with the parents and adolescent together to identify the main problems then see the parents by themselves and the adolescent by themselves to identify issues on each side. At the end of the session, we all get back together and lay out a specific course of treatment with specific behavioral goals. Subsequent sessions include a combination of individual and family therapy depending on which combination is the most productive at the time.
I conducted psychological testing on thousands of adolescents to assess for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, personality development, depression and anxiety. If your child has had testing, I am able to understand the test results and to provide guidance based on those results.
My overriding goal for myself is for the adolescent/family to end each session with a better understanding of themselves than they had when they began the session. My overriding goals for the child are 1.) to gain improved mastery over their lives that in turn, enhances their self-esteem, reduces worry and leads to more positive feelings; and 2.) to have improved skills to deal with the ups and downs of daily living.
After each session, I send follow up notes which summarize what was covered/learned that day, what homework assignments were generated nad what our future direction should include.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Family Problems , Impulsivity , Jealousy , Phobias Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
Psychologist #0742 (Expires: 2022-10-01)
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Calm, professional,al and caring...
I loved each of our sessions and felt really understood and taken care of you kindly and lovingly by him.
I have been working with Doctor Davis for over a year now.
He listens to me without judgement and he listens in a way that I feel genuinely heard and understood.
My perspective of self and my capacity as a person has greatly improved.
I have built for myself a strong and sturdy frame which carries me through life’s hardships as well as day to day monotony. Though I built this frame myself, Dr. Davis helped me find the nails to build it with.
To him and for him I am grateful.
Amazing therapist, always helpful and always around.
I’ve never had a better therapist and supportive person in my life. This platform allows for combinations of people to interact with therapists that they would normally have no access to.
I was really struggling this time last year. I am still working on a handful of things but Dr. Davis has helped me navigate the worst of it. Don't know what I would do without him!
Dr. Davis is amazing!
Dr. Davis is the best therapist I have ever worked with. He is an excellent listener, but also provides clarity to situations. He offers helpful strategies to address the issues at hand. He does not avoid tough questions. He has helped me through relationship issues, the passing of my mother, and personal issues with anger. He does it all with a calm, relaxed, thoughtful manner. I could not recommend him more to other potential clients.
Dr Davis, is extremely professional and has helped my son through a very hard time in his life. As a parent, I recommend him 100% to anyone who has a struggling teen with depression and anxiety.
We have only started working together, but he’s helped me to realize a few things not previously considered, which I believe will help me be successful in addressing my issues. He’s a good listener and will ask clarifying questions to fully understand my experience, which is crucial when one is dealing with emotional topics. I feel very comfortable with his guidance.
Dr Davis is always responsive and makes us see things from a different angle. He has gotten us through some tough times but we love how supportive and encouraging he’s been
Dr. Davis is a wonderful counselor and therapist! As an experienced professional with both an academic mind and practical perspective he was a perfect match, and an invaluable resource during an intense transitional period in my life. I would and do recommend Dr. Davis and teencounseling.com to anyone looking for a helping hand.
Dr. Davis is great! He's very encouraging and his help with getting through a difficult situation with a family member has been invaluable.
We've only had a short time working with Dr. Davis, but he really listens and cares! Love that we are able to communicate between sessions and his communication and response times are on point! Looking forward to continuing our services with him.
Dr Davis has a ton of experience and is compassionate. His candor is appreciated. Easy to talk to and gives great feedback that is easy to absorb and understand.
I am so glad he's my counselor. He is so compassionate!