About

Charles D. Thomas

Charles is a Limited Licensed Psychologist, 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 over 20 years.  Michigan law, however, requires that Limited Licensed Psychologists practice under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist regardless of their level of experience.  Charles receives supervision from David Gregg, Ph.D. for his psychology license.

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.

You can reach Charles at 269-718-3366. His secure tele-therapy link is here.

Anastasia Stalias-Tibbs

Anastasia is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor and a therapist at Deerfield Counseling. Here is her message to potential clients:

Dear Reader,

I warmly welcome you into this space. I am grateful for the opportunity to share a bit about myself and my practice with you. We can begin by first acknowledging the time and effort you are already giving to your health: by doing the work of finding a counselor to contact. This part can be really difficult. Time and circumstance, information overload, perhaps previous negative experiences, and the human tendency to lean away from the unknown, all serve as barriers to keep us down in our old patterns. However, in taking this preliminary step, whether it is for the first time or tenth time, regardless of the outcome, the work toward health is already beginning for you.

Anastasia Stalias-Tibbs

It may be surprising that I have used the word “work.” It is not used lightly. Therapy is work. It must be purposeful. It must be inclusive of the time between sessions as you put into practice what you learn. It can end up not feeling like work at all. It can bring clarity. It can bring joy. It can be healing and transformational.

One word you will never hear: “fix.” You are not broken. Even when it feels otherwise, you are a whole, complete person. This holistic lens is fundamental in our work together. This simply means, you will be seen in your entirety. Together, we will explore the issues you bring to our session, and we will develop a strong treatment plan to guide us in moving forward. To support the whole of you and your mental health, where appropriate, I may ask about lifestyle habits, nutrition, exercise, sleep, community, and your own belief systems of spiritual or religious natures. This is what it means to practice in a holistic way.   

Clinically, I have training in Trauma-Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Couples & Family Therapy, crisis work, treatment of depression and anxiety, child development, and health coaching. I use additional grounding practices such as breath work, movement, and meditation to create awareness of the body.

I have special interests in working with women who want to improve their health and happiness in the home and workplace; women who want to have a better understanding of themselves; mothers and fathers navigating the world of postpartum; and caregivers and parents needing support in raising children under 12.

If a small part of what you have read here resonates with you, please call. Talking over the phone is the next step. This will allow us to hear each others’ voice, and to get a sense if we can be a right fit. If so, we will schedule our first appointment. If not, I can support you in navigating your next step. I will always meet you where you are at in your journey. I thank you for taking the time to read, and wish you great things as you continue moving toward health. 

                                                            

Be well,

Anastasia

You can reach Anastasia at 269-888-3206.