Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology Concentration
Master of Arts, Professional Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Track
Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern, Texas License #81365
My name is Thomas Malone and I am recent graduate of the Texas State University Professional Counseling Program. There, the culmination of in-class instruction, professional guidance, internship opportunities, real world experiences, and on-going self-discovery prepared me to be the burgeoning counseling I am today. I fervently believe we are experts in our own lives and we possess the skills and knowledge of what it takes to be our healthiest, most authentic selves. My role as a budding counselor is to join you on your journey toward self-actualization, and help you tap into your innate potential in this endeavor.
As a person-centered counselor, I provide a safe, genuine, and nonjudgmental space where we will initially build a therapeutic working relationship. As we continue to strengthen the therapeutic bond, we will work through any difficulties or challenges you may be experiencing and will explore any opportunities for growth that may arise. I am passionate about my work with children and adolescents and strive to be of service by supplying them with unconditional positive regard and individualized support. In my work with youth, I utilize child-centered play therapy skills and interventions. Through play, youth are able to play out and essentially communicate those issues they need help working through. With adolescents, I employ creative therapeutic techniques, housed within a nondirective framework, which simultaneously allows the teen to take the lead in the change process and myself to travel steadfastly with the teen during their journey. For adults, I employ talk therapy and provide the same warmth, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard, which characterize my work with youth and adolescents.
Additionally, I am passionate about the issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community in central Texas. Being a part of this marginalized community has taught me how to use the resources I have been equipped with to be a voice and advocate for this population. I have been fortunate enough to work with LGBTQ+ youth, adolescents, and adults on a multitude of issues, including: working through difficulties related to gender dysphoria, working through the process of coming out as a trans-feminine or trans-masculine individual, working through the incongruence of prescribed gender roles and what one feels internally, and exploring one’s sexuality.
I will work tirelessly to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all. No matter where you are on your personal journey, I will meet you there and join with you. Together, we will build a collaborative and therapeutic relationship where you will have the space to work through and explore those issues that are relevant in your life.