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Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Captain & Commander, Retired, Sherriff's Dept. 

Honorary Captain, Salvation Army

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Thom Lolley


Thom (pronounced “Tom”) brings a unique, eclectic dynamic to the counseling relationship. With more than 30 years of experience working directly with crisis management and disaster response, trauma, and recovery, Thom has a passion to serve individuals, couples, and families seeking to overcome past hurts and hang ups, to make sense of their past, and to reengage life with a sense of hope and purpose for the future. He has sought out specialized training to help clients understand the trauma-related origins of personal problem behaviors and to guide them in learning to cope with distressing or unhelpful thoughts and feelings. ​

Life experiences as a husband, father, retired law enforcement officer/commander, and Disabled American Veteran, filtered through a Christian worldview, have informed his unique perspectives on crisis, trauma, and recovery.

Thom is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate under the required State of Texas LPC Board supervision of Sonya Heckler Cheyne, PhD, LPC-S, NCC.



  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)(CACREP accredited)

  • M.A., Human Services Counseling: Life Coach

  • B.A., Criminal Justice

  • Graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration's Management College



  • Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate

  • National Certified Counselor


Professional Memberships

  • American  Counseling Association  (ACA)

  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

  • Certifications and Trainings

  • Beck CBT Essentials

  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI:101)

  • Trauma Informed Care (TXDFPS)

  • Trauma Focused CBT

  • 2-day Trauma Conference: The Body Keeps the Score-Trauma Healing (Van der Kolk)

  • All levels of FEMA/National Incident Management System training for Law Enforcement

  • TX Department of Public Safety Intermediate and Advanced Incident Management System for Command Staff


Crisis/Disaster Response Experience

  •  29-year career with the Dallas Sheriff's Office

  • Response experience: 

    • personal assault, domestic violence

    • abuse/neglect

    • accidental death

    • suicide

    • homicide

    • fatalities


Notable disaster response experience includes:

  • Hurricane Ike (2008) - While the storm was still moving out of the area, Thom (then a Lieutenant with Dallas County Sheriff's Department), led a team of 10 Deputies to augment Orange County TX Sheriff's Office. The team spent two weeks in austere environment providing support and assistance to the SO and community. Thom and members of his team were awarded the Department's "Certificate of Merit".

  • Christmas Tornados 2015 As a Captain with the Dallas Sheriff's Office, in addition to staffing the Emergency Operations Center, Thom visited deputies at security checkpoints and citizens in the affected area to provide support.


Military Service

  • Sergeant- U.S. Army and TX Army National Guard

  • Deployed as part of the Kosovo Campaign

  • Interacted with people still recovering and rebuilding in the aftermath of war, while keeping his team safe, stable, and focused in the face of car bombings, riots, and regular surveillance by Al Qaeda.

  • Led a team to provide support, relief, and assistance to the people of Wichita Falls

  • During preparation for a 3rd deployment, Thom was deemed medically non-deployable and discharged from the Service

Military Honors

  • 2 Overseas Service Medals

  • Army Achievement Medal

  • Army Commendation Medal

  • National Defense Service Medal

  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

  • Kosovo Campaign Medal

  • NATO Medal

  • Captain, Honorary Rank awarded by Salvation Army Incident Commander (Disaster Relief, Wichita Falls, Tx flood, 2007)

Community Services

  • Youth and Children’s ministry

  • Youth sports

  • 4H

  • FFA


Areas of Interest

  • Veterans and service members

  • First responders

  • LEOs

  • Trauma

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

  • Parent training

  • Populations Served

  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Couples

  • Families


Theoretical Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) New Beck

  • Recovery-Oriented CBT (CT-R)

  • Trauma Focused-CBT (TF-CBT)

  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) (TCU/Purvis)

  • EMDR for Couples

  • Families​


Clinical Experience

  • Children & adolescents:

  • At-Risk Youth

  • Youth with mental and behavioral health concerns

  • Families

  • YES Waiver Program

  • Trauma informed care provider​


Non-Clinical Experience

  • Captain & Commander, Retired, Dallas County Sheriff's Department

  • 100% Disabled American Veteran, U. S. Army

  • Crisis management

  • Disaster response

  • First responder

  • Service member

Thank you for your service, Thom!