photo by Jen Conway

photo by Jen Conway

About Tom

Tom Gentry is a state and internationally-certified addiction counselor. His career has included roles with some of the world’s finest treatment providers, including Hazelden, Cumberland Heights, and the Crossroads at Antigua Foundation. He has spent more than 20 years working with people and families affected by addiction.

Tom operates a small private practice in West Palm Beach, Florida, helping young men navigate the transition between early stages of abstinence and long-term recovery. He facilitates groups, focusing on relationships, codependency issues, and the transition into manhood. He has a passion for helping men learn to use the tools they accumulate during the process of addiction treatment and create the lives they were always meant to have.

In conjunction with his work in the field of addiction treatment, Tom has maintained a writing career, beginning professionally as a reporter covering high school sports for daily newspapers, including The Kokomo Tribune, in Kokomo, Indiana, and The Palm Beach Post.

Tom, himself, found recovery as a young adult, at age 23. Having had many opportunities to pass this gift on to people he loves, Tom is grateful to be the one to break the cycle of alcoholism in his family, from which it has suffered for generations. He lives in West Palm Beach, with his 13-year old son, Jack.