We are pleased to welcome David Tomlinson, LCSW to our clinical staff. Dave has 30 years of experience as a therapist. He is especially skilled in working with children and teens, families, and people who have experienced traumatic events or losses.
He says of his work, ” I have learned that I do not know everything, and I certainly do not know my clients as well as they know themselves. I try to respect my clients as equal partners in finding solutions to the problems they believe are important.
I believe that everyone alive has problems of some kind, but the secret to self confidence is being very clear that we are not our problems, and our problems are not us. My approach encourages more “solution talk” in therapy, and less “problem talk.” Nevertheless, most people want to have their problems heard and understood, so the basis of the therapeutic relationship is unconditional acceptance, empathy and compassion.”
Mr. Tomlinson’s approach to therapy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness techniques.
He will be seeing clients at Psych Choices on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, and eventually on weekends.