My name is Antonio Thomas and I am a Philadelphia native who has lived in NYC for over a decade. I moved to NYC to pursue a career in entertainment after graduating from the University of the Arts, where I studied dance. After working in the arts and entertainment industry, I attended Columbia University, where I received a degree in Sociology, followed by a Masters’s degree in Social Work from NYU.
I have clinical experience working with clients who experience trauma, social anxiety, depression and self esteem issues. I have become specialized in treating alcohol, drug abuse and sexual compulsion issues. Through my speciality working with members of the creative and athletic communities, I enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds.
I believe that therapy is a collaboration because each client is the expert of their life; together, my clients will embark on a therapeutic journey tailored specifically to each client’s individual needs. I believe therapy sessions should move at a pace that feels right to the client. I aim to create a healing environment where clients feel supported and vulnerable; cultivating growth in an empathetic, nonjudgmental environment that relies on each client’s strengths. My goal is to help clients find balance and thrive.
I am half Black and half Puerto Rican, and identify as Black. I also identifies as gay, and is sober. Outside of therapy, I am very passionate about dance and fitness. In my spare time I take dance or spin classes. I also enjoy long bike rides while listening to iconic Pop Divas from the 80’s, 90’s 00’s. My self care regimen includes, therapy, group therapy, spirituality, meditation, being active, weightlifting, reading, and physical maintenance including massage, cryotherapy, and chiropractic care.
Ever since I was a child, I have always wanted to live in NYC and I consider myself an honorary New Yorker. I love that the city is the creative capital of the world and that there is inspiration everywhere. I gives back by volunteering with clients in the recovery community.