Thomas Michaels, LPC, LCDC

Austin – Texas

Tom Michaels is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor who was educated and trained in New England. Originally from New Haven, CT, Dr. Michaels earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Michael’s College in Vermont, Master of Arts in Psychology from Boston University, and both his Master of Science and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Keene, New Hampshire. He has worked for approximately 20 years in behavioral health as a clinician, administrator, and teacher. He brings specialized training and experience working with gay and lesbian individuals and couples, personal identity development, codependency, interpersonal conflict resolution, addiction with and without chronic relapse, acute and chronic depression with suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, and cognitive assessment. From the start, therapy with Dr. Michaels is collaborative and focuses on what the client desires to accomplish. 

Stress is inevitable, so the incorporation of stress management tools such as mindfulness, self-care, and other methods aimed at responding to change, are central to the work. Using cognitive behavioral and person-centered approaches informed by psychodynamic theory, treatment consists of a series of conversations aimed at learning what is driving the problem and how the client can improve the quality of their life both now and in the future.


Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), CBT, Codependency, DBT, Depression, Divorce, Grief and Loss, Kink Affirmative, LGBTQ, Men’s Issues, Military Population, Mindfulness, Polyamorous Relationships, Process Addictions, PTSD/Trauma, Self-esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Identity Development Single’s Issues, Stress Management

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