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Thomas J. Pier Therapy

8075 W 3rd St, Suite 306
Los Angeles, CA 90048
P: 323-377-4283
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Thomas J. Pier Therapy
Thomas J. Pier, LCSW, OSW-C, CMF

Therapy and Groups for Health, Healing and Life Transitions

With training as a psychotherapist and mindfulness facilitator and more than 22 years of experience providing therapy in healthcare settings, I have honed a person-centered, mindfulness-based approach to therapeutic relationship and coaching. I have specific expertise in supporting those facing serious and chronic illnesses including (but not limited to) cancer, HIV, autoimmune diseases, kidney failure with dialysis and late effects of organ transplantation and cardiac conditions. Additionally, I draw from Narrative Therapy, Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

My therapeutic approaches are aimed at maximizing healthy individual and family coping while openly and authentically approaching myriad, often very difficult thoughts and emotions related to serious illness, advanced disease, end of life, dying and death; and at healing from and growing through life-changing loss such as divorce, termination of foster care placement, job loss, relationship separation and grief and bereavement related to death of a loved one.

DETAILS

Office

Online Therapy Available


Other Credentials
Master-level social work educator, clinical supervisor, psychosocial oncology consultant

Awards
Cancer Support Community-New Mexico, People's Caring Awards 2010

Memberships
National Association of Social Workers, Association of Oncology Social Work

Degrees
  • New Mexico State University
  • UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Licensed by
California

Licensed type
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Accredited by
California Board of Behavior Sciences

Years Practicing
22

Number of Staff
1

Languages Spoken:
English

Gender
Male

Parking
Easy street parking with meters

Insurance(s) Accepted
Super Bill for Out of Network reimbursements

Price range
180.00

Payment Options

Private Payment
Sliding Scale Payment
Price Range: 180.00
Free Phone Consultation

SERVICES

Focus
Individual and family therapy focused on health, healing and life transitions. Mindfulness. Families. End of Life. Foster Care. Cancer, grief, grieving, end of life, dying, advanced disease, advanced illness, advanced cancer, advance care planning, End of Life Option Act, bereavement, loss, chronic pain, chronic illness, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiac illness, dialysis, ESRD, life transitions, foster care, adoption, retirement, coming out and more....... and anything related to change, adjustment, adaptation, decision-making.

Therapy Groups
On Grieving and Joining a Grief Support Group Washington Irving said, "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition & of unspeakable love." Please, if you are grieving the loss of a loved one, come join fellow grievers building and deepening this community of healing, connectedness, insight and renewal. Grieving the loss of a loved may be the heaviest emotion we humans experience. This group focuses on coming to terms with the reality of loss, on working with and through the pain of grieving and on adjusting to life in light of the absence of the deceased, all while finding an enduring relationship with your loved one that allows you to heal and grow and invest in living fully again into the future. Each Grieving Group meets for 8-9 consecutive weeks then takes a 2-3 week break, resuming with another 8-9 week session subsequently. Should you find the group is healing and helping when a group ends, you can sign up for the next group of sessions. When you find that you have done what you needed with the group, the planned ending allows for a facilitated goodbye to the community that inevitably develops in a group. Attending this support group will facilitate expressions of deep sadness, often tears, which can be difficult, however, many experience relief as well, and at the same time they foster a sense of aliveness that allows for a new experiencing of the loss and grieving and, very importantly, new hopes for life and living. Please come join this community of healing, connectedness, insight and renewal.

Orientations
eclectic Humanistic approaches informed by Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Conditions / Issues

Adoptions
Alternative Lifestyles
Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic
Crisis Counseling
Depression
Disabilities
Employment
Family
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Geriatrics
Grief/Loss
Life Transitions
Meditation
Mens Issues
Pain Management
Parenting
Selfesteem/Growth
Spiritual Issues
Stress
Terminally Ill
Transgender

Sessions

Coaching
Psychotherapy/Counseling
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Psycho-Educational Evaluations
Public Speaking

Treatment Modalities

Cognitive/Behavioral (CBT)
Coaching
Eclectic
Experiential Therapy
Family
Humanistic
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Transpersonal

Populations Served

Adult
Co-ed
Family
LGBT
Men
Over 65
Women

Last Update: Fri January 19, 2018 15:13:30