Thomas Mathias Schaefer

Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LISAC

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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Thomas Mathias Schaefer

Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LISAC

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

4735 North 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 276-7147
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon At this time I have a waitlist that is out approximately 6 weeks.
Thomas Mathias Schaefer currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

I believe that lasting change is a process and not an event. Whether you interested in establishing sobriety, addressing relapse, or have been sober for a while and want to work on underlying issues, I welcome you. I believe that most often substance use is a symptom of underlying issues and people are self-medicating. If these issues are not addressed a person will relapse. I specialize in co-occurring disorders including Depression, Bi-polar Disorder, Anxiety and Trauma. I have over twenty years of both personal and professional experience in addiction recovery.
Too often substance use is treated with a one size fits all approach. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques including EMDR, CBT and Solution Focus. To me it makes as much sense to attempt to treat addiction without looking at the underlying causes and conditions as it would be to attempt to treat diabetes without looking at diet and lifestyle.
In life we are never finished, we are always training for the next challenge. I invite you to face the challenges that life has, with support and passion. I also work with family members of people experiencing addiction. Now utilizing all electronic medical records for your confidentiality.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Cigna and Evernorth
At this time I am an in network provider for CIGNA and AETNA. This included EAP services. I do provide "super bills" to submit to others.
Email me or call (520) 276-7147 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License: Arizona / LISAC 15088
  • School: Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2010

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Counseling Assiciatioin
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
"Thomas is a highly skilled, organized and effective therapist with a great sense of humor. He works well with addictions and helps folks restore order out of chaos. "

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
"Thomas bring a set of skills that are beneficial to clients helping them overcome adverse circumstances of addiction. I have had the privilege of collaboratively working with Thomas in several settings and have come to appreciate his style of therapy for ..."

Location

4735 North 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 276-7147
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Cities:
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Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Substance Use
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Addiction Assessment
  • Biofeedback
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Substance Abuse Assessment
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 4 May 2022
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Thomas Mathias Schaefer

Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LISAC