About

Deerfield Counseling is the private practice of Charles D. Thomas.  Charles is a Limited Licensed Psychologist, Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  Charles has been a Limited Licensed Psychologist in the state of Michigan for more than 21 years.  Michigan law, however, requires that Limited Licensed Psychologists practice under the supervision of a fully Licensed Psychologist regardless of their level of experience.  Charles receives supervision from Ronald Crafton, Ed.D. for both his psychology and professional counselor licenses.

Charles D. Thomas

During his career, Charles has provided psychotherapy for children, adults, and families in a variety of environments including college, clinic and hospital settings.  He has also worked as a mental health program administrator.  Charles specializes in working with men, couples, and people struggling with grief or trauma.  He has speciality training in EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

In his clinical work, Charles has been greatly influenced by the client centered therapy of Carl Rogers, the insights and no nonsense approach of cognitive therapist Albert Ellis as well as the existential therapist, Irvin Yalom. As an eclectic therapist, Charles draws from the work of these seminal figures in psychotherapy as well as others to craft a unique approach that fits each of his clients.

In addition to being a therapist, Charles is also a freelance writer.  If you are interested, you can read some of the articles he’s written on mental health topics here. Charles also records a podcast called the Deerfield Counseling Podcast. You can stream it on Spotify or download it via Apple Podcasts or Google Play.

Teletherapy is available but only for established clients. You can use the link below to access a HIPAA secure session with Charles. If the dot below is green, Charles is online.