Thomas Farmer, PsyD



Dr. Farmer is a clinical supervisor for counseling at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and is the director of clinical training for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology program. 

Clinical Interests

As a system-focused treatment provider and educator, Dr. Farmer has a clinical interest in how larger systems impact individuals, and the converse. As a result, he values advocacy and participatory research. As a faculty member in a counseling program, he has been working with students to better understand the "counseling identity."

Healing Philosophy

As a system-focused clinician and instructor, Dr. Farmer hopes to examine complex relationships that can be understood best in a circular fashion, yet addressed only through linear approximations. Solutions that often appear to be simple, may actually be that simple. Yet at the same time, the same solutions may also be paradoxically part of the problem. Through dialectical debate and understanding, Dr. Farmer hopes to instill critical thinking and perspective to take on any issue.

Education & Affiliations
  • PsyD in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois
  • BA in psychology from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

See Dr. Farmer's interview with the Seattle Times on mental health.