Thomas Watson

Thomas W.

Denver, CO

About Thomas W.

Thomas teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1981
Last sign in: 4 days ago


Thomas, Ph.D., is an affiliate faculty member of Regis U. He was the Episcopal chaplain for the Auraria Campus and taught English for UC Denver. He also trained as a psychotherapist, did postdoctoral work at Cambridge, and was named a Research Fellow at Yale University. He is the author of many scholarly writings, including an acclaimed book on Milton, Perversions, Originals, and Redemptions in Paradise Lost. He is a published author of poetry, fiction, and numerous articles about counseling and coaching. His popular memoir, Baltho, The Dog Who Owned a Man, is about his rescued Afghan Hound, Balthazar, or Baltho, who turned out to act as his co-therapist. His books of poetry, the Necessity of Symbols and Love Threads are well regarded.

Now, for the rest. Thomas is a very approachable human being, a lover of most animals but especially dogs and cats, and an avid gardener, who has always read widely, so he has wide-ranging knowledge of many areas of learning,

Photos and Videos

My puppy Melchior (now 2 yrs. 4 mos.) and his cat Noir (3 yrs.).


Certificate of Post-graduate 2 year Course Completion in Marriage & Family Therapy

Sep 1991 - Jun 1993
Family Therapy Training Center of Colorado (Sponsored by DU Graduate School of Social Work)

postdoc work

Sep 1987 - Mar 1988
Cambridge Univ., Cambridge, England.

Theological & Ministry Study

Sep 1982 - Aug 1983
The (Episcopal) Bishop’s School of Theology, Denver, Colorado

Ph.D., English

Sep 1976 - Aug 1981
University of Louisville

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency
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3 Reviews on Thomas W.

L May 15, 2016
Essay Writing · Online
Thomas is an excellently sharp writer and a wonderful tutor. Thank you very much!
Paul A. May 13, 2016
Poetry · Online
Verified Student
I was really pleased with my first session with Thomas. I signed up with Thomas because I wanted someone to help me develop a poem that I am working on. Thomas offered some very valuable feedback and ideas to strengthen my work. To find someone with so much experience as an educator, someone who has written several books, and someone who is passionate about what they do is really quite a gift. I would encourage anyone who is looking to become a better writer to consider Thomas. I am looking forward to my future sessions with him.
Alan Oct 27, 2015
Essay Writing · In studio
I have taught university courses side by side with Thomas, and I know him to be a thoroughgoing professional. He is meticulous and knowledgeable and always shows understanding and compassion to students of all ages and walks. Tom, as a person is a natural therapist. His lifestyle is healthy, conscientious, and he’s always searching for the best ways to deal with life's trials.

To know Tom is to be counseled by him, even if the counseling is not literal. My friend, Tom, is well trained and seeks the best resources to strengthen his professional teaching and counseling approach. I love dogs, and Tom's love of dogs, his having written a book about a favorite dog, speaks worlds about his humane character. I give Tom Watson the highest possible recommendation for counseling and teaching in any setting.
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