Rich Thomas, MA, LPC, NCC   

Rich is a nationally certified and licensed professional counselor in Colorado with over a decade of experience working in various settings. These include community mental health, outpatient and inpatient facilities, crisis intervention, and private practice. Throughout my career, Rich has worked with diverse populations, including adults and teenagers, with various mental health and substance abuse concerns. In 2022, Rich opened his private practice, specializing in treating adults with trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders. Rich’s secondary clinical focus is working with men to focus on their specific issues and reduce the stigma for men to seek out counseling. As a male therapist, Rich understands the challenges for men in seeking help, and is here to help reduce these barriers and advocate for men to engage in counseling without shame or fear.

Throughout Rich’s clinical experiences, he has had the opportunity to work with individuals who have undergone traumatic experiences. Seeing their struggles and the impact that trauma can have on their lives, he discovered his passion for helping them overcome their trauma and move forward. As a result, Rich specializes in EMDR therapy and enjoys assisting in conducting EMDR training sessions and consultations to help others learn this powerful therapeutic approach. He is passionate about teaching other clinicians how EMDR can help them feel more competent and effective in their professional abilities.

About Rich:
Rich grew up in Chicago and later moved to Houston. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Houston and subsequently completed my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University to become a licensed professional counselor. In 2019, he was offered an excellent opportunity to transfer to psychiatric hospitals in Denver, which had always been a dream of his as having wanted to live closer to the mountains. His most significant self-care outlet is connecting with nature, and  he is passionate about spending time outdoors through activities such as hiking, camping, mountain biking, and rock climbing.

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Rich Thomas