My counseling style is to build a close relationship with clients to help open hearts that have been hurt. I do this from a holistic style of narrative, interpersonal connection, and embodiment.
These sessions helps us identify any issues or thoughts you may have towards your use of an owner trained service dog. This session will last an hour with each professional and allows us to ensure that everyone is on the same page for future training and goals.
How this fits in with service dog training
Tom understands the importance of a service dog and emotional support dog. He will be using the connection (the bonding) between you and your dog to help you. Tom has gone through our Service dog program with his dog, Maggie. He will meet with you at the facility or in his office.
To grew up in North Seattle, Went to college at Pacific Lutheran University and graduated in 1984. Lived in Anchorage, AK from 1985 till 1993. Lived in the Tacoma area from 1993 to present. Worked in private business from 1984 to 2005. Graduated from Mars Hill Graduate School in 2007 with a Counseling Psychology degree. Worked at Fairfax Psychiatric Hospital working with troubled school aged kids. Worked at Comprehensive Mental Health working with school aged kids and their families. Received my state license as a Mental Health Counselor in 2010. Worked in private practice with school aged kids, men, women, and couples. Currently working at
Lutheran Counseling Network seeing families, men, and women. Volunteer support at Paws-abilities service dog group since August 2015.
This service is can be free of charge. Contact Tom to find out how.
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Terms & Conditions: Sub-Contracted Instructor policies: Full refund on classes if cancelled within 48 hours of start date, no refund once class has started, make up classes are available. Sub-Contractors are responsible for all refunds. Sub-Contractor students will adhere to the Policies of Paws-Abilities Total Dog Center, which follows the American Kennel Club's Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge. Please remember to bring waste disposal bags and pick up after your pup. Above Sub-Contractor and Paws-Abilities LLC is not responsible for any actions of the dogs, it's owners, personal injury or property damage.
In business since 1988, Paws-Abilities
has close to 100 years of combined experience and is the only facility of its kind in the entire country.
We provide excellent dog training courses and classwork. We have been recognized by the Madigan Army Medical Center and Veterans Administration for our work with owner-trained dog services.
We offer FREE consultations. You'll get FREE Wi-Fi while you are at the facility and even FREE coffee and popcorn.