Tom King
Credentials Master of Social Work (MSW)
Registered Social Worker (RSW)
Advanced Training in Relationship Therapies
Advanced Training in Trauma Therapy
EMDR Practitioner
Contact Phone: (403) 264-5667
thomasking [at] shaw [dot] ca
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Connection. Compassion. Experience.

Tom King has been providing counseling and psychotherapy services for over 20 years. He is passionately committed to assisting people as they negotiate life's difficulties and struggles. After spending many years in the health care system, Tom opened his own private counseling practice in 1991. Over the years, and with advanced training, he has developed expertise in the areas of marriage and family therapy, the treatment of trauma, and treatment of personal struggles including depression and anxiety. Additionally, Tom has taught at the University of Calgary, has provided consultation and training to Alberta businesses, and has acted as a consultant and mentor to other mental health professionals. Tom holds a Masters Degree in Social Work with a clinical specialization. He is voracious in his appetite for continuing and ongoing training, including areas such as spirituality, new therapeutic approaches, and remaining current with current research and best practices.

Tom focuses a great deal of energy on understanding problems from the point of view of the client, and in honoring their attempts at resolving issues themselves. His hope is that his influence will move the client forward in a new direction that is hopeful and productive.

Tom respects greatly the efforts of clients to find resolutions to their problems, and the great courage and humility it requires to seek therapy. Clients report often that they feel that respect, along with the understanding and supportive calmness Tom brings to each session. While compassionate, Tom also believes strongly that clients need direct and honest feedback, and often a gentle push to move beyond their stuckness.

Tom's effort are always focused and serious, but often conducted with the advantage of humor and grace. He is open to spiritual perspectives, alternate viewpoints and options, and traditional approaches.