Thomas Stall received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology. Thomas completed his Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. He is currently a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Arizona and is actively pursuing his Licensed Clinical Social Worker license.
Thomas’s introduction to the mental health field started in 2009 when he volunteered for a long-term residential treatment program for adolescents and young adults struggling with substance abuse disorders. During this volunteer opportunity, he experienced first hand how a positive peer culture acted as a catalyst to young adults making remarkable changes in their lives and the lives of those around them. Witnessing the transformation that the young adults made during his volunteer experience is what led him to make working in mental health his life-long pursuit.
Since Thomas’s introduction to the mental health field in 2009, he has amassed a wide variety of experiences in the substance abuse and mental health fields. Experience includes: working for local non-profit mental health facilities, working with adolescents diagnosed with eating disorders and substance abuse disorders, working as a court appointed advocate for adults with substance abuse disorders, and most recently working as a therapist for adults and adolescents in a psychiatric hospital. Thomas has taken coursework in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and is continuing to learn about transactional analysis.
Thomas is excited to return to working in a residential treatment setting as he did during his first volunteer experience in 2009 and is eager for the opportunity to be a part of the recovery process for the adolescents and young adults at In Balance Continuum of Care.
In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading, and tending to his cactus garden.