Edward Thomas

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Edward Thomas, LMSW, BCD

Edward joined CAPS in August of 2018. He is from Cleveland, Ohio and comes to MSU with 12 years of active duty service in the U.S. Army and five years as a trauma therapist in the Veteran Affairs (VA) Healthcare system.  Edward has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 2004 and Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work since 2013.  He received certification in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD (CBCT-P).  Hobbies include almost any outdoor sport, and most recently in triathlons. Edward also values spending time relaxing with family and friends.


  • Michigan State University, B.S. Psychology
  • University of Texas at Austin, M.S. Social Work

Professional Interests:

  • Complex, Developmental and Relational Trauma
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Interpersonal/Relational Difficulties
  • Grief and loss
  • Mindfulness
  • Training/Education
  • Nontraditional Students/Veterans