Mr. Thomas Wagner, LCSW completed his undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University Mankato in Psychology. He then went on to finish his Master Degree in Social Work from The University of Texas Arlington in 1991 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1993.
Mr. Wagner has been working in the field of child sexual abuse since 1988, where he was employed with the State of Texas in the child protective services area. He worked conducting investigations and engaged in ongoing case work with sexual abuse victims and their families. In 1991 he moved from Dallas, TX to Las Vegas, NV and has since been working with adolescent and adult sexual offenders and their victims. Mr. Wagner attended his first ATSA conference in Ft. Worth, TX in 1991 and has been a Clinical Member of ATSA since 2003. He was also the clinical director for a 12 bed inpatient residential facility for juvenile sexual offenders in Nevada for several years. Since then, he has worked with adolescent and adult sexual offenders on an outpatient basis.
Mr. Wagner has accumulated thousands of hours working directly with victims, offenders and family members helping them come to grips with the trauma of sexual abuse. The overall concentration of his treatment is a cognitive behavioral therapy approach, which helps in working directly with the complex issues involved with trauma. His main focus is to help clients find healthy/effective approaches to their life problems. He also wants his client so they can learn to be mindful of daily lifestyle issues that promote optimum mental health. The overall goal and mission is that no other harm is done and there are no more victims. Mr. Wagner, along with his colleague, Phillip Karpinski, LCSW, recently created an online non-offending parenting program for juvenile and adults who have sex offense related issues.