Thurmon ThomasLicensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Clinical Director in Hurricane & Delta

First and foremost I am a husband and father – nothing brings me greater joy. I have always had the spirit of an entrepreneur, but after many years owning and operating several small businesses, my wife and I felt that something was missing. Turns out, I wasn’t truly fulfilling one of my key purposes in life – that is, to help other people. That is when I finished a Bachelors degree in Psychology at Dixie State University and then obtained a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University, a COAMFTE approved program.

After completing my education I joined The Center for Couples and Families as a therapist and have since opened several new clinics for the company under the name of Ascend Counseling & Wellness. I have extensive experience with at-risk youth, couples, and adults. I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, addiction, and low self-esteem. I enjoy helping people improve communication and find greater purpose in their lives.

Licensed in Utah & Nevada.

Elisabeth York – Intern Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Chelsea Johnson – Intern Marriage & Family Therapist

My goal as a clinician is to help clients build on their strengths so they can find a path to joy and peace in the face of their challenges. I provide empathetic support as well as evidence-based strategies and insights to assist them in developing comprehensive, measurable plans for reaching their personal and relational goals. I hold a bachelor’s degree in family studies from Utah State University and am currently completing a COAMFTE accredited master’s degree in marriage and family therapy through Northcentral University. I particularly enjoy working with clients on anxiety, depression, marital including sexuality issues, life transitions, spirituality, and parenting. I love witnessing clients become stronger, more confident and aware versions of themselves—equipped to handle their circumstances with integrity and grace. My husband and I have been married for 11 years and are (mostly) enjoying the wild ride of parenting 4 children. We enjoy camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities, but especially eating. We love frequenting the local ethnic restaurants and attempting to replicate our favorite dishes at home. I love the nature and especially people I am surrounded by in southern Utah.