About Tom Ahlrichs
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Tom
I get that you are ready to make positive changes in your life and I am here to help you make that happen. I am passionate about helping people and clients regularly share their gratitude for how I have helped them make meaningful changes in their lives. Part of this is because I make therapy fun, interesting, and challenging in a very positive manner that helps people make long-lasting changes. I strive to make therapy enjoyable for people because we tend to learn and change best in moving toward what feels good to us. My ability to connect with and understand people helps me get to the heart of the matter and give supportive guidance to help you find a better place in your life and within yourself. As your therapist, I will strive to provide a safe environment that includes equality and cooperation as we move together towards your own personal healing and growth.
No single person is immune to the struggles of life (and I’ve had a share of my own). I find that getting through and transforming this struggle is what truly makes a person. I will be by your side, to listen to your own unique story with understanding and empathy. In our journey, I will help you gain a better understanding of your own life experiences and the influence on thinking and responses to life’s difficulties. During our time together I will encourage and reinforce healthy conclusions and behavior while encouraging new possibilities for present and future challenges.

I have 22 years of experience and draw upon various treatment models based on your needs and what fits you best. Models of particular interest included Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Adaptive Re-Orientation Therapy (ART), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I feel privileged to work with everyone who walks through my door. I look forward to working with you toward connection, understanding, growth, and personal healing.

Hobbies: Outside of the office I enjoy various outdoor activities including mountain biking, road biking, paddle boarding, cross-country skiing, fly fishing, and camping. Most recently I have enjoyed learning new skills as I turn a passenger van into a camper van.

 

Services Provided:

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss

Contact Tom
 

(208) 803-5339
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Testimonial
"I have been in counseling with Tom for 8 months, and I hope to work with him for a long time. Therapy with him has helped me through so many hard times and, additionally, has built me up to become a better person along the way. He always gives me the credit for the improvement, but I could not have conquered the things I have without him. He is not judgmental and has excellent listening skills. Tom always knows what is going on in my personal life that may affect our sessions and this gives him the leverage to really maximize our time together. He also has the personal wisdom for super effective coaching. I can’t thank Tom enough. "
— N.M.