Taking a Sabbatical :: I will be taking a sabbatical leave from my counseling practice beginning July 12, 2015. During that time, I will occasionally check this website for messages that might be left. Additionally, I will occasionally check my counseling practice phone number (360-440-3743) for messages. I will respond to messages that are left. I intend to take this time off for rest and renewal. I anticipate returning to my practice in one year.
Thank you. Tom
About Tom :: I am grateful to live in the beautiful Northwest. Much of my life has been exploring the landscapes and seascapes of my home. I have skiied, backpacked, hiked most of my life, starting skiing at age 15. My private practice began in Port Townsend in 1988, following a two year period of graduate school which was financially supported by working as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. Graduate school was in Seattle at Antioch University. Once in private practice in Port Townsend, I volunteered and worked part-time in many venues including Port Townsend's domestic violence program, Port Townsend's crisis line, Safe Harbor Recovery Center, Gray Wolf Ranch, Olympic Music Festival, and Jefferson AIDS Services. Currently I am a Board member of Olympic Community Action Programs (OLYCAP) and Jefferson County Hospice Foundation. Past Board experiences included being past president of the Port Townsend Food Coop and as a board member of the Jefferson County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board. In 1996, I took a break from working in Port Townsend and moved to the Gulf of Mexico where I was Individual and Family Program Director of the Family Service Center of Galveston County, Galveston, Texas. I held that position for four years, a rich and rewarding experience.