Mental health professional Thomas Bergvik has considerable experience as a case and program manager and counselor. Over the course of his career, Thomas Bergvik has worked in a variety of capacities in the mental health field, including positions as President and Chief Executive Officer of a 15-bed care facility for individuals with severe developmental disabilities. He currently provides counseling on a part-time basis for individuals, couples, and families at Bergvik Counseling Services in Wallingford, Connecticut. Having passed the National Counselor Examination (NCE) in 2011, Mr. Bergvik is a Nationally Certified Counselor with the NBCC. Mr. Bergvik began his career in social services nearly 40 years ago as a mental health worker at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown. In 1982, he started Wallingford Citizens for Drug Free Youth, a program that was sponsored by a MetLife community awareness initiative and Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" substance abuse awareness program. Wallingford Citizens for Drug Free Youth was designed to gather information on and alert the public about young people's attitudes toward street drugs and their usage patterns. Thomas Bergvik has managed casework and counseled individuals at a number of facilities in Connecticut. At Cornerstone, Inc., in New Haven, Thomas Bergvik managed casework for residents in a 15-bed transitional group home for people with serious mental health issues. As a Case Manager for ABRI/Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport, he gained invaluable experience working with veterans struggling with addiction, helping them learn stress management techniques and transition to independent living. Mr. Bergvik is adept at leading group sessions, maintaining case records with proper documentation protocols, and assisting individuals through a variety of service modalities. In recent years, Thomas Bergvik returned to school to expand his skill set. He earned his Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in 2011 from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Bergvik is also a licensed nursing home administrator.