- Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, 2000
- M.A., Counseling Psychology, Chapman University, 1991
- B.A., Psychology, California State University, Fullerton, 1988
As an Irish-American male raised in Southern California, Tom never thought about being a psychologist until, at age 20, a car fire resulting in severe burns over 90% of his body surface, and the ordeal of recovery, revealed the benefits of having a safe person and a safe place to share private information. Tom is now a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Washington working at the PLU Counseling Center. he brings an innovative, dynamic, and sort of humorous style of connecting with others in one-to-one counseling, small group workshops, or presentations to large audiences. Tom strives to engage the notions of: from victims to survivors; self-care is not selfish; and our life experience is our wisdom and power.