Thomas Stanger, Ph.D.

A man with two dogs in his arms.
When Dr. Stanger isn’t working with clients, he is “going to the dogs.”

Professional Positions

  • 2017- Private Practice, Virginia
    • Individual and couples, adolescents and adults
  • 2001-2015 Director, University Counseling Center
    • University of Texas, Permian Basin
    • Northern Michigan University
  • 1993-2001 Staff psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services, Appalachian State University
    • Clinical Services Director
    • Individual, couples, and group therapy
    • Clinical supervisor – Master’s and Doctoral interns and staff
    • Leader, group therapy program
    • Developed Understand Self and Others program and Marathon [Therapeutic Weekend] group therapy
    •  Crisis intervention
    •  Trainer/Teacher, clinical apprentices
    •  Database creator and developer, clinical services
    •  Consultation and outreach: students, staff and faculty
  • 1987-1993 University of Florida, master’s and doctoral program
  • 1985-1987 VisionQuest – wilderness rehabilitation program
  • 1980-1984 U.S. Peace Corps, Africa (Botswana) 

Community Service

  • Moderator, Dissociative Disorders [trauma therapists] Listserv
  • Past President, North Carolina Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • American Red Cross, consultant 
  • Crisis Community Intervention Team, Alachua County Crisis Center
    • Leader, Chronically Suicidal/Borderline Personality Disorder group

Other Stuff

  • Languages: Setswana, Swahili
  • Sports: All American (Racquetball); High Country 9-ball champion (pool); Botswana national champion team MVP (basketball); Botswana national champion team coach (girls’ volleyball)