Thomás (he/him/they/them) worked in health or social services as administrative staff before deciding to become a counselor. He received a Master’s Degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.
“The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center was one of my top choices for my clinical internship but ended up at William Temple House. Later on, while searching for a new job opportunity I came across a position here and was excited to be offered the job. When I’m not working I like to spend my free time with my family and our dog. I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking, snowshoeing and gardening. My clinical approach is collaborative and draws from a variety of philosophies and modalities. I ultimately believe that you the client know yourself better than I can and I want to respect you as the expert in your life. I’m here to help guide and support you along the way. I work with adults, couples, polyamorous relationships and families. I especially appreciate working with people in their 20s and older adults. I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community. I am particularly dedicated to providing transgender affirming healthcare. I also serve the Latino community and value working with immigrants and second-generation folks. The main modality I use is Emotion-Focused Therapy for Individuals and Couples, I also use Narrative therapy and Gottman Couples Therapy. I like to draw from DBT and CBT when it comes to skills work. I use a trauma-informed approach and consider my theoretical orientation to be grounded in tenets of multiculturalism, feminism and social justice. I speak English and Spanish fluently and offer services in both. I am paneled with Aetna, Cigna, Kaiser, Optum Health/ United Behavioral Health, Providence Health Plan, PacificSource, Regence Bluecross Blueshield/HMA.”