Tom Cheney, M.A.

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Compassion Changes Lives--Grow The Good In Yourself And Others

Together we will explore the power of mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude to create the life you desire.

About Tom Cheney, LMFT:

From a very young age, I have been fascinated by the ways in which people respond to the large and small crises of the human condition. Though this passion has been nearly life-long, I spent the first decade of my professional life in the high-tech industry. My interest in therapy never waned, however; and in midlife I entered and graduated from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at John F. Kennedy University.

Healing Trauma

My very first clients impressed upon me the importance of being able to safely and effectively address painful life experiences. This led to my seeking training in trauma therapies including Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and most recently Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Among my most rewarding professional experiences has been leading therapy groups for sexually abused pre-teen and teen-aged girls. I have been privileged to witness these brave young women achieve often profound relief from the pain and shame that had previously held them.

Empowering Parents

My work with parents and children involved in the child protective and juvenile justice systems led me to obtain training in parenting and behavior management therapies. Again, I have been privileged to witness peace, respect and love replace conflict and distress.

Combining Scientific And Spiritual Traditions

I have also been drawn to the newest "acceptance-based" behavioral therapies, to gratitude practices arising from the new school of positive psychology, and to scientific adaptations of the mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation traditions. My clients have found these practices powerful, affirming, and strength-based. I view my clients and myself as being in the same "boat" and use in my own life the practices I offer others.

I look forward to sharing these practices with you.


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San Jose CA