About Thomas Wright
Thomas Wright is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He has an undergraduate degree in Adult Development, Families, and Wellbeing from the University of Guelph and is certified in Concurrent Addictions and Mental Health through the University of Toronto. He received his Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University and completed his internship at MyLife under the supervision of our Clinical Director Mark Nixon, RP #2331.
Thomas is also the Clinical Manager of the Guelph Community Health Center as of 2023. Prior to this role, since 2010, Thomas worked at the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo/Wellington on the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment Team and the Early Psychosis Intervention Team, working with complex addictions, mental health, and psychosis.
Thomas draws from his extensive experience in mental health and two decades of teaching improvisation theatre to help individuals, couples, and families cultivate positive change in their lives. He believes that by exploring the dark spots within us and uncovering our strengths, we can find creative solutions to address our unique challenges.
Thomas helps people find the courage to confront life’s challenges, recognizing that we must first become self-aware before seeking a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. He believes this awareness allows us to live a more fulfilling, meaningful, and purposeful life.
Thomas has a calm, creative, and authentic approach. He embraces his clients’ diversity while helping them heal from past trauma, regain confidence and direction during stressful times, and build more fulfilling connections with the people and activities in their lives.
He has experience working with individuals struggling with depression, loss of motivation, mood changes, anxiety, extreme fears, personality issues, and addictions. He has a particular interest in supporting people with complex histories of mental health and addictions, challenges with managing depression/anxiety, and building and repairing intimate relationships.
When working with couples, he recognizes that the demands of life and having a family can pull us in many directions, making it difficult to maintain an intimate connection, feel desire, or find time for each other. He draws on the core experiences that brought the couple together to rekindle the desire to enjoy and support each other.
Using a trauma and addictions-informed lens, Thomas leverages such evidence-based approaches as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, psychodrama, Gottman’s couples counselling, and Gestalt therapy.
Thomas was born and raised in Guelph, where he lives with his wife and two young children. He is a family man, a passionate friend, and a deep thinker. He is an avid football (soccer) fan and loves live theatre. His capacity and enthusiasm for enduring marathon discussions about the existential thoughts around life, death, and being human are endless. He also enjoys a good laugh about the absurdity and wonder of the human experience.
“I hope you will reach out to meet me and choose not to face your struggles alone. There is always hope; sometimes, it just takes courage to start the conversation.”