Viola Thomas, LCSW is a certified Clinical Social Worker with 10+ years of experience working with Adults & Couples. Viola’s treatment approach incorporates trauma-informed care, schema exploration, attachment theory and mindfulness tools to help clients make sense of and learn from their lived experiences. Additionally, being of African descent, Viola can counsel clients with nuanced discussions that factor in the cultural, societal and personal influences that shape her clients’ lived experience. Viola also specializes in serving the following marginalized populations to include Women of Color, LGBTQ+, reformed offenders reintegrating to civilian life, and neurodivergent adults.
Potential clients might find themselves having trouble cultivating peace of mind, engaging in toxic patterned behaviors, unable to form or maintain healthy intimate relationships, trouble navigating racially charged environments, work/life imbalance, and experiencing burnout. Life is hard, understandably so, and here at DemystiPHI, Viola prioritizes treatment from a client-centered approach that cultivates a therapeutic space to explore and process the negative influences that hinder them from living more fulfilled lives.
Viola strives to facilitate personal growth, mental clarity and spiritual wholeness in her clients, and is a firm believer in the effectiveness of treating via a holistic approach. Firstly, clients will be guided to evaluate their patterned behaviors in the mental, physical and spiritual areas of their lives to better understand how their limiting beliefs hinder their quality of life. These patterned behaviors can lead to issues such as anxiety, depression, codependency, family of origin issues, parenting skill challenges, trauma responses, anger outbursts, executive dysfunction and intimacy concerns to name a few. Viola will create a neutral environment for self-examination where a non-judgmental exploration of one’s lived experience can occur. Then the collaborative work begins to reframe the life narrative and develop concrete solutions.
Now, let’s DemystiPHI this thing called life together!
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 10 years
DemystiPHI, CEO/Founder, 2020 - Present
University of Michigan, Master's in Social Work, 2011
Emory University, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, 2007