Thomas B. Efird, LCSW-S, BCD, LCDC, EMDR Approved Consultant

(He/Him )

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

About Me

I have been in the mental health field for 22 years in both the military and civilian settings. I specialize in treating unresolved trauma and the related issues, as well as depression, stress and anxiety. I specialize in treating unresolved trauma and the related issues, as well as depression, stress and anxiety. Traumatic issues I have treated include childhood abuse (physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect), sexual assault including military), physical assault, car accidents, grief/loss, combat, first responders/medical professionals, veterans (including moral injury). My experience has taught me that most of the time depression and anxiety are unresolved emotional wounds that haven't been addressed. For over five years as a military provider, I achieved a 98% return to duty rate using EMDR. This includes working with service members and who had experienced a variety of issues including military sexual assault, combat, childhood abuse, anxiety, and depression among many other issues. My success was specific to my training and experience in EMDR.

Education & Experience

Masters of Social Work University of South Carolina 2003

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Guitars4vets

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Moral Injury
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealth