Tom Romanus is a board certified licensed professional therapist (LPC) with over 24 years of experience applying and advancing his psychotherapeutic counseling skills. Tom graduated with his master’s degree from Temple University in counseling psychology and specializes in supporting individuals, couples and professionals experiencing a range of life’s difficult challenges. His breadth of treatment expertise ranges from depression, anxiety, unhealthy worrying, trauma, relationship conflicts, communication struggles, intimacy concerns, family conflict and addictive tendencies. Tom has specific expertise helping to provide trauma informed care for those that are seeking to alleviate trauma related distress and other unhealthy emotional pain. Tom is formally trained in EMDR therapy to support positive and lasting healing from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences, anxiety, depression or anxiety/panic disorders.
INDIVIDUALS SEEKING SUPPORT
I enjoy helping individuals find the clarity, focus and change in life. Life at times can pull us off our path and into a place of uncertainty, instability or insecurity. People may experience moments of increased emotional distress, anxiety, depression, worry, relationship conflict, complicated work environments, unhealthy tendencies or just an overall feeling that life is a bit out of balance and our path forward less clear. Experiencing one or more of these challenges can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, lonely, out of energy, stuck and in distress. Restoring and achieving resilience with our emotional and mental health is one of life’s most important goals. Helping you identify and resolve challenging life circumstances, emotional barriers, unhealthy tendencies that have made it difficult to function and achieve your potential is where I feel I may best be able to support you. Our work together will be highly collaborative and focus on all aspects of who you are as a whole person and not a singular presenting issue. We will work together to establish a positive sense of feeling grounded and clarify your path forward with focus and purpose. I believe in creating lasting positive change and once again feeling connected back to life and all that life has to offer. It is my hope to be able to partner with and support you as you find that much needed place and time to rest, recover, and once again begin to embrace all of your potential.
COUPLES, FINDING YOUR WAY BACK TO EACH OTHER
It’s normal for couples to have conflicts and recovery often follows, but sometimes your relationship may take a different direction. Frequent relationship conflicts experienced in that quite painful silence or high energy exchanges is often a symptom of more important concerns and relationship issues. As a couple, you may be experiencing feelings of stress, fatigue, futility or marital dissatisfaction. If you have been finding yourself receiving or giving unhealthy levels of criticism, having feelings of contempt, defensiveness or stonewalling, these are all clear signs that it may be a good time to reach out for support.
Helping you and your partner recover from relationship withdrawal or shut down, loss of friendship between the two of you, feelings of broken lines communication and understanding, loss of healthy intimacy, the pain of infidelity, challenges with coparenting or dealing with difficult children and/or aging parents is where I feel I may be most helpful. Helping you find the courage, determination and resilience to face these challenges is why I am here for you. I understand the inherent complexities couples face and will work with both of you to support the healing and restoration of your relationship. We will work collaboratively together to rebuild a strong sense of trust and commitment, friendship, reconnection with each other and most importantly helping both of you work towards embracing and supporting each other with unconditional love.
Tom is also uniquely qualified to support and address the clinical needs of high functioning professional clients. Prior to becoming a licensed clinician, Tom held numerous pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical business positions working with and supporting senior executives and many successful professionals in the U.S. and in many countries throughout the world for over two decades. Tom successfully integrates decades of commercial use of his psychotherapeutic skills, where he was directly responsible for providing internal business consultant support to Sr. level V and C-suite executives, project and product management support of major pharmaceutical and medical based companies. Tom is very familiar with effectively supporting and working with business leaders, physician sole practitioners, physicians leading large scale complex practices, pharmaceutical research and development thought leaders and health ministers implementing country level health care programs.
I am intimately aware of the day-to-day stressors, challenges, expectations and inwardly focused pressures that can at times create significant distressing and destructive forces in one’s professional, personal and ultimately, family life. With this unique experiential understanding of high-performance professional clientele combined with my clinical skills I work collaboratively with you to create a very tailored approach that addresses your unique needs and circumstances. Together we will work to restore a meaningful level of healthy life balance, a grounded sense of purpose and direction.
I know the decision to reach out for support at this important juncture in your life was not easy, solving those things that trouble you, or simply impede you from becoming what you know you can be, is a very encouraging sign that you are ready for lasting and positive change. Being let into someone’s life is an honor and a privilege, and I look forward to collaborating with you to reach your goals.
My clinical approach has been to follow a life based holistic approach, seeing the client as an individual whole person within the context of their environment and their personal journey. I work to ensure that each and every client feels safe, supported, and empowered throughout their treatment/life development journey. My therapeutic focus is client centric and treatment modalities support achieving the best overall clinical and life-based outcomes for those experiencing symptoms of chronic stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar, impulse control, substance use/abuse and other life challenges. I work across a spectrum of modalities such as CBT, EMDR, SFBT, Mindfulness, DBT and ACT modalities as needed
EDUCATIONAL/ PERSONAL INTEREST
I hold a Master’s (M.Ed.) in Counseling Psychology from Temple University, PA. I am also a published clinician, “Professional Psychology - Notification Day Perceptions of unplaced internship applicants and their academic training directors (1997): Recommendations for improving future internship selection processes, Professional Psychology: Research and Practices, 28, 387-392” and I hold a patent in oral health care products (Patent #5,188,133).
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