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Minister , psychotherapist

Thomas Allen Downes, American minister, psychotherapist. Ordained to ministry, 1984; primary certified in rational-emotive therapy and counseling; certified shamanic counselor; certified hypnotherapist National Guild Hypnotists; certified substance abuse counselor, New York. Recipient Presidential Sports award President's Council on Physical Fitness, 1991, 93.


Downes, Thomas Allen was born on December 29, 1946 in New York City. Son of Thomas and Louiise (Graygor) Downes.


Bachelor, John Jay College, 1970. Postgraduate, Institute for Sociotherapy, 1978. Degree in ministry spiritual counseling, The New Seminary, 1984.

Master of Spiritual Therapy, The New Seminary, 1984. Postgraduate, New School Social Research, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, National Christian University, 1992.


Teacher junior high school Christ the King School, Long Island, 1971-1972. Senior addiction therapist New York Downtown Hospital-Beekman-Trinity, New York City, since 1972. Psychotherapist Human Development and Counseling Center, 1977-1980.

Instructor health science State University of New York, Brockport, 1979. Dean of continuing education The New Seminary, New York City, since 1988. Chief speaker National Save-A-Life League, 1985-1988.

Conductor workshops in holistic health techniques New York Urban Coalaition, 1980, 82, 83. Chief Tai Chi Chuan instructor Door-Center for Alternatives, New York City, 1972-1980. Member faculty American Interfaith University.

Chaplain New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York City, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City.


  • Ordained to ministry, 1984. Primary certified in rational-emotive therapy and counseling. Certified shamanic counselor.

    Certified hypnotherapist National Guild Hypnotists. Certified substance abuse counselor, New York.


Member American Counseling Association, Association Interfaith Ministries (vice president 1988-1994, president since 1994), Foundation Shamanic Studies (counselor since 1987), New York Skeptic Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Tai Chi Chuan.


Thomas Downes

Louiise (Graygor) Downes