John Thomas

John C. Thomas

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor at RHA Health Services Inc

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Location:
17 Church Street, Asheville, North Carolina, United States
HQ Phone:
(828) 232-6844

General Information

Experience

Professor  - Liberty University

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor  - Wyndhurst Counseling Center

Internal Employee Assistance Consultant  - E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

Clinical Director  - LRADAC

Education

Yale

Bachelor of Science  - Missions , Liberty University

Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D. ) degree  - Counseling , University of South Carolina

Master of Arts  - Counseling , Liberty University

Ph.D.  - Organizational Psychology , Capella University

Affiliations

Member  - American Association of Christian Counselors

Member  - American Counseling Association

Member  - Employee Assistant Professionals Association

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JohnC. homas Ph.D. (University of South Carolina) Ph.D. (Capella University) For over 35 years, John has primarily counseled adolescents, adults, premarital and marital couples, and families with a wide-range of problems including sexual disorders, sexual addiction, substance addictions, trauma, grief and loss, phase of life problems, anger, issues associated with suffering, and general mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. John is trained in two widely used and well-researched premarital (PREPARE) and marital (ENRICH) inventories. In addition to private practice, John is a Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University. He holds two earned PhDs in Counselor Education (University of South Carolina) and in Organizational Psychology (Capella University). Additionally, he attained a Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies and received a Master of Arts in Counseling and Bachelor of Science in Missions from Liberty University. Clinically, he is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Christian Sex Therapist (ABCST), and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). Curry professional organizations include: the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Formerly, he has been a member of the Employee Assistant Professionals Association (EAPA) and the Clinical Member of the prestigious American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT). John has a diverse professional background that includes working for E. I. DuPont as an Employee Assistant Counselor, serving as clinical director of the inpatient and outpatient programs of the Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council in Columbia, South Carolina. John and his wife have two adult children and reside in Lynchburg, Virginia. They also claim our pets as family members: a retired Greyhound, Silky Terrier, and Pit Bull. Though John excels in so many areas, he is certainly not without his flaws. This is demonstrated by his tenacious love for the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. Amazing, right?

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JohnC. homas Ph.D. (University of South Carolina) Ph.D. (Capella University) Dr. John Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Prior to his role at Liberty, Dr. Thomas had a diverse professional counseling background that included being an internal Employee Assistance Consultant (EAC) with DuPont in Waynesboro, Virginia for over twelve years. Currently, John contracts with DuPont in Front Royal, Virginia to provide counseling through EAP services. Dr. Thomas has also been in private practice counseling, served as clinical director of the Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council in Columbia, South Carolina, and was formerly an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina where he also supervised master and doctoral counseling students. Dr. Thomas has also directed the counseling and psychology program at Florida Bible College. John holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Counseling and a Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies from the University of South Carolina. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling and Bachelor of Science from Liberty University. Dr. Thomas also holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Capella University. John is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Dr. Thomas is the co-author of a What's Good About Feeling Bad: Finding Purpose and a Path Through Suffering, released by Tyndale. He has also authored many professional publications as well as two curriculum series with Hatherleigh Press. John and his wife, Denise conduct marriage enrichment retreats, and John speaks on mental health and organizational issues in the community. In his "free time," John plays tennis and reads. John, along with his wife, Denise and their two children, Katie (23) and Stephen (18) reside in Lynchburg, Virginia. We are honored to have John as part of Wyndhurst Counseling Center.

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