Dr. Thomas Davis

(PhD)

About Me

I am Dr. Tom Davis. I have a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Duke University and am a Licensed Psychologist with 40 years of clinical experience. I practiced in the same medical facility for 35 of those years and treated the entire age range from age 3 to age 94. A major benefit of practicing at the same facility for all that time was that I often treated the same clients from childhood up through adulthood. It was not uncommon for me to have treated three generations of the same family. This gave me a rare and highly valuable vantage point regarding the long-term development of a client as an individual and as a member of their intergenerational family system. It also allowed me to treat adults in individual, couples and family modalities as they developed over the years.

In our therapeutic relationship, I view couples as the experts and me as the professional. The couple’s expertise is the wealth of self-knowledge and personal experiences that they bring to therapy. As the professional, my job is to help couples organize their expertise into an actionable form that they can use to manage their relationship more effectively.

Over my decades of practice, I have honed a treatment approach that I find produces the most efficient and effective method of improvement. During the first session I work with couples to define the problem(s) that need attention. We focus on each partner’s thoughts, behaviors and emotions, in that order, that affect their behavior in the relationship. We then combine this knowledge to create a practical problem-oriented treatment plan to resolve these problem(s). I use homework assignments to make the best use of treatment between sessions. The remaining sessions are spent working through the identified problems and any other issues that may surface. The ultimate goal is for couples to feel secure in their ability to handle current and future problems.

My overriding goal for myself is for couples to end each session with a better understanding of themselves than they had when they began the session. My overriding goals for couples are 1.) to gain mastery of their relationship that in turn enhances each partner’s self-esteem, reduces worry and leads to better harmony; and2.) to have improved skills to deal with normal the ups and downs all relationships must weather.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 39

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #0742 (Expires: 2022-10-01)


Reviews

Written by J.D. on May 12, 2021 after counseling with Thomas for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr Davis is always responsive and makes us see things from a different angle. He has gotten us through some tough times but we love how supportive and encouraging he’s been

Written by K.D. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling with Thomas for 10 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Davis has changed our lives and with the work of myself and my husband our relationship. I highly recommend Dr.Davis to any couple!

Written by J.E. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Great service and provider!

Written by D.A. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We've only had a short time working with Dr. Davis, but he really listens and cares! Love that we are able to communicate between sessions and his communication and response times are on point! Looking forward to continuing our services with him.

Written by N.I. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I am so glad he's my counselor. He is so compassionate!