About me

About Me
Thomas Whitt, MA, LMFT is a therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. Thomas has worked 40 years as a School Psychologist and 4 years in private practice as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in NYS. Thomas has enriched the lives of couples and families for over 40 years. He graduated with an advanced certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry in 2017. Beginning in 2016 he worked 3 years as primary mental health therapist with Rochester Regional Health and was licensed to practice Marriage and Family Therapy in New York State in 2019. He opened a part-time private practice in Canandaigua, NY in 2018.
Thomas is a level 3 Gottman Trained Therapist. The Gottman model, developed by Julie and John Gottman over the last 40 years is an internationally recognized evidenced based therapy model for couples. Clients seem to connect well with the approach as it models what couples do in conversations that create barriers to understanding and models what healthy couples do instead. The Gottman model provides practical/real life- based skills for rebuilding communication, restoring intimate connections, and recovering from deep emotional wounds.
Thomas is a different kind of therapist. He is both old and young. calm and excited, hopeful and pragmatic, clinical but real. He does not treat a diagnosis but rather people. He works to know you. Thomas draws from his Christian faith and his life experiences with 12- step programs to provide his clients with the best possible counsel to achieve their desired change. Thomas can help you be your "better person", thrive, and make life and relationships worth while again.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NY LMFT 001558


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Thomas Whitt. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Feb 07, 2024 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Thomas Whitt is very attentive, patient, wise, intuitive, and understanding. His approach is very gentle. Thomas is able to call us out without us feeling shameful or attacked.

Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We feel comfortable and supported by Thomas and look forward to every session! He offers compassionate advice while holding each of us accountable. We enjoy working with him very much.

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