Thomas Carroll, Licensed Professional Counselor
Life is a journey that begins from birth. Every day is another step in that journey where we experience opportunities to build ourselves into the person we want to be. Like all journeys, there can be obstacles and challenges; we can experience fear, excitement, joy, surprise, happiness, sadness, anger, disappointment, grief, and confusion. It is these experiences that build us into who we want to be and can guide us to where we want to go. In my practice, I support people of all walks of life as they explore themselves on their journey. We can explore changes throughout life span, challenges with school, dating/marriage, parenting, births, moves, retirement, adoption/foster care, experiences of bullying and discrimination, and every other challenge experienced on your journey. We can also work to alleviate symptoms from mental health challenges, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.
I believe that every individual is unique and believe in using a person-centered approach to therapy to tailor my technique to meet each and every individual’s needs. I work with children, families, and adults to support them in discovering their best selves on their journey and incorporate Cognitive Behavioral techniques, EMDR, talk therapy, art and play techniques, as well as behavior modification in my practice. All of this is done using a person-centered and trauma focused approach.
I studied and received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology at Carroll University, and I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in child and adolescent mental health at Marquette University. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an evidence-based trauma therapy. I am also trained as an Adoption Competent Therapist and have a special interest in working with children and families with adoption. Additionally, I have experience working with schools and the child welfare system. I personally enjoy the outdoors, hiking and camping and enjoying nature, and also incorporate this into my practice as I believe connecting to the outdoors can provide enjoyment and healing.
I currently do therapy with children, adolescents, and adults with individual, family, and group therapy, and I assist with seeing people in our EAP (Employee Assistance Program). I am also the Anti-Violence Program Coordinator and run one of our Alternatives to Aggression programs. Additionally, I assist with working with FACE-Kids and run groups in schools in Dane County. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), EMDR trained, and Adoption Competent.
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