Tom Wellington is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Pennsylvania who earned a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling Education with a concentration in Rehabilitation from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (EUP). In addition, he completed a Post-Baccalaureate degree in Ecosystemic Family Therapy from the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Institute.
Tom has completed additional trainings in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Polyvagal Theory, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Clinical Relational Frame Theory (RFT), and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP).
He is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) with extensive experience working with individuals, children, and families. His specializations include: working with recurrent anxiety & depression/mood disorders, relationship/marriage difficulties, co-parenting & single parenting concerns, Return To Work (RTW), and other mental health issues.
My Treatment approach: What you want your life to stand for?
Over the past several years, science has increasingly been in a position to contribute perspectives and interventions more aimed at helping people fully engage in the life they want as opposed to just symptom reduction. More importantly, there seems to be encouraging scientific information about useful interventions to help alleviate pain and suffering. It is my goal to help bridge the gap in current research trends to clinical application within the context of therapy.
What has been conveyed to me, by patients in participating in treatment, is a realization that time doesn't heal all wounds. Moreover, that "knowing" what the causes were/are doesn't change the pain and suffering they experience in their life. In order to turn towards and change what you want in your life it requires turning towards the pain and suffering first. Turning towards this in a way that makes space with care, attention, and consideration for yourself. I place a high emphasis on self-care. And learning to look after yourself and those around you in a unique way that you may haven't experienced before.
ask yourself, what shows up and gets in the way?
In therapy, a goal is being able to learn how our mind works. This is an essential focus of treatment, the use of language and how it influences our choices and behaviors. Learning to select for and move towards meaningful thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behaviors with consideration for ourselves and those around us.