Thomas Schmierer (pronounced shmeer) is a licensed marriage and family therapist and faithful Catholic who helps individuals, couples, and families in pain to experience deep personal and relational healing by using the top faith and evidence-based treatments so that they can live out their unique vocations to love with ever greater peace, holiness, and joy. His private practice, Healing and Peace, offers the following services: Catholic life, relationship, & family coaching worldwide via Skype/phone; therapy in several US states via Skype/phone, & therapy locally at his Carlsbad, CA office. Thomas’s popular podcast and blog have a unified mission of being your Catholic guides through the trials of life. Readers/listeners can stay informed of future posts and episodes by signing up for his email newsletter at HealingAndPeace.com/blog. In addition to his education as a therapist, Thomas graduated summa cum laude from Holy Apostles College & Seminary where he received an M.A. in Moral Theology. His work as a therapist is informed by his education in the psychological thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is a knowledgeable student of Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and was the founder and first president of Ocean Counties Theology of the Body Evangelization Resources (OC-TOBER), an organization whose mission includes “assisting the Church by improving parishioner perception and understanding of Church teachings on human sexuality.”
Episode | July 26th, 2019 | 48 mins 45 secs
abortion, california, career, catholic, christian, dating, friendship, gender ideology, marriage, masculinity, porn, prayer, same sex attraction, self improvement, sex, single life, therapy
Is being an adult optional? Do you (or someone you know) only “adult” when necessary? Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Thomas Schmierer joins Trending with Timmere Geagea to discuss. Also discussed: sexual identity, how toxic relationships can impact your life, how to answer your unmet emotional needs, how singles can benefit from counseling and prepare for future relationships, and how to develop better friendships.
Episode | July 24th, 2019 | 48 mins 4 secs
abortion, california, career, catholic, christian, contraception, dating, friendship, gender ideology, marriage, masculinity, same sex attraction, self improvement, sex, single life, stds, therapy
“How do you stay attracted to your spouse?” “What is the best “preventative medicine” for keeping a marriage healthy?” Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Thomas Schmierer joins Trending with Timmerie Geagea to answer these questions. Discussed on this episode: marriage, relationships, unwanted same sex attraction, therapy, behavioral issues, adolescent development and more this week.
Episode | May 3rd, 2019 | 48 mins 45 secs
abortion, california, catholic, christian, feminism, friendship, gender ideology, homosexuality, intimacy, lgbtq, masculinity, porn, prayer, pro-life, relationships, sacraments, self improvement, sex, spiritual warfare, stds, transgender
The supposed 5 misconceptions about gender don’t even make sense. What do you make of the gender “identity” confusion? Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Thomas Schmierer joins Trending with Timmerie Geagea to discuss the importance of affirmation for children and sexuality. Married couples won’t want to miss this episode! Thomas and Timmerie will dive into the issue of dissatisfaction within marriage and how to begin healing the wound or prevent the problem.
Episode | May 1st, 2019 | 48 mins 2 secs
abortion, annulments, california, catholic, christian, dating, friendship, porn, pro-life, relationships, self improvement, sex
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Thomas Schmierer joins Trending with Timmerie Geagea to better navigate dating, divorce, annulments, overcoming porn & phone addiction, and addressing the aimlessness of life and the need for vocation. Also discussed is pro-abortion presidential candidate Joe Biden. Join Thomas & Timmerie as they dive into a mini therapy session behind the how tos of dating.