Tom is a Missouri native who joined the CALO team after 22 years of experience in the mental health field. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Biology and Psychology and his Master of Science degree with a dual emphasis in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Central Missouri State University. His early experience involved working in Community Mental Health with Dual Diagnosis patients suffering with severe mental illness and substance abuse disorders followed by five years of experience with the Missouri Division of Youth Services where he worked as a Youth Specialist and Regional Family Therapist serving 12-21 year old youth and their families. After leaving the Division of Youth Services, Tom joined a private practice in Osage Beach while also developing his own Private Practice which he operated for the past 15 years. The majority of the clients served through his private practice setting were youth within the foster care system and pre and post adoption cases with children often dealing with PTSD, developmental trauma and attachment related concerns.