Pastor Thomas Tascone is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor for the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is the pastor of Seven Hills Community Church and the program director for 7 Hills Community Care and Counseling. As a veteran of the United States Army (Operation Just Cause) Pastor Tom understands the needs of veterans and their families. He is a graduate of Liberty University where he earned degrees in education and psychology and he continues to complete his doctoral work in theology and pastoral counseling. Pastor Tom has been providing counseling and mediation services to individuals, groups and families for over 20 years.
As a Pastoral Counselor, Pastor Tom has had the opportunity to develop successful Christian and Biblical approaches to crisis intervention and counseling strategies that increase the likelihood of client success. These approaches include solution-based strategies that acknowledge that symptoms are valuable tools that help direct the counselor to the root of the problem(s), a belief that change is possible for everyone, and positive approaches are essential to encourage the client to see possibilities rather than obstacles in the counseling process. While real change does take time, the Christian pathway to counseling acknowledges that not only is change possible, but the Bible states very plainly that life-changing transformational change is the result of a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Pastor Tom’s theoretical approaches to the counseling process include cognitive / behavioral psychology with an emphasis on personality and social theory.
Th.M., M.Ed., B.S.Psy., B.S.Spec.Ed., B.C.P.C. Proverbs 20:5 - Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.