Thomas J. Preininger, LCSW, MDiv

Social Worker / Spiritual Director

Tom has worked in the field of counseling for over
23 years. He holds a master’s degree in clinical social work, as well as a Master of Divinity degree. He is also an ordained Catholic priest and worked for 11 years as the Executive Director of the Hill Country Christian Counseling Center, Inc. in Kerrville, Texas.

Tom’s counseling reflects a deep respect for marriages and families. He sees families as the foundation stones of society: The health of families will determine the health of the society. He provides pre-marital counseling and has extensive experience helping couples work through their marital issues, such as communication, boundaries, feelings, needs, growth, and violence). Tom has worked with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, posttraumatic stress, and substance abuse; and with adults who suffered childhood sexual abuse. He is trained in EMDR therapy for trauma recovery. He also provides spiritual direction and often brings spirituality into the therapy process for those who desire to use the Bible, prayer, and other spiritual practices in the course of their treatment.