About Tom Galtress

Wellness is a journey we choose to travel more than a destination we might arrive at.
Tom Galtress

Hello! I’m Tom.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #90334

I am originally from Southern California and relocated to Butte County in 2018. I have history working in a variety of fields prior to becoming a clinical counselor including Human Resources, radio broadcasting and several years of after school care for children K-Junior High. I’m also a musician and songwriter and consider myself a spiritual person. I began my Masters’s degree in social work in 2012 where I interned, meeting with aging adults, veterans, and individuals with memory issues in a clinical context. I also interned as a junior high counselor for students as an on-campus clinician. Post graduating I was a clinical therapist treating individuals with addiction as well as a clinical manager supervising addiction counselors for over 3 years. I have been treating teens, adults, and couples at Chico Creek Counseling for over 2 years since leaving the addiction counseling center.

I believe that there are times in our lives where the challenges we face can be overwhelming—we may feel despair or hopelessness, or may discover unmanageable behaviors or emotions. Sometimes these challenges have existed for a long time. However, the decision to seek help has been a hard one to choose. To those reading this, I want to validate the courage it takes to consider facing our challenges; it takes incredible bravery and demonstrates humility to allow someone to join the journey. I consider it a great privilege to be included as a journeying partner, and I take much joy in seeing individuals grow in wellness in all areas of their life. It is my goal to help individuals return from unmanageable to manageable, from despairing to hopeful, and from overwhelmed to peace-filled.

My Approach & Values

My ideal client is someone wanting to make changes in their life. I have the most experience and passion in helping individuals change behaviors, including addiction, and finding the resilience to overcome challenges managing unwanted emotions and thoughts. I have the most experience working with young and aging adults, and also enjoy helping couples work through communication challenges.

My experience includes working with adults struggling with a variety of symptoms such as addiction, depression, anxiety, hallucinations/delusions, boundary setting, suicidal thinking, domestic violence, trauma, isolation behaviors, shame, grief, and many other areas. I am taking new clients for individual counseling or couples counseling.

My Expertise

  • Holistic Counseling
  • Feeling “Stuck”
  • Addiction and Compulsion
  • Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety

My Experience

  • 3.5 years at an Addiction center, mostly as Supervising Counselor
  • 5 years at a non-profit focused on caring for kids
  • Worked at Adult Day Healthcare Center with aging people suffering memory issues and PTSD

My Education

  • Masters degree in Social Work

I Work With Individuals and Couples

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Couple's Counseling

Individual discussing her problems with a counselor

Individual Therapy

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My Information

  • I work at the Humboldt Office.
  • I charge $140 per session
  • I see clients over Telehealth.

Getting Started is Easy

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(530) 410-0505

1600 Humboldt Road, Suite 3 Chico, CA 95928

274 Cohasset Road, Suite 100 Chico, CA 95926