Tom Dozier is a behaviorist who has researched and provided treatment for misophonia for the past 10 years. During that time he has worked with over 1,000 misophonia patients and families. He is author of Understanding and Overcoming Misophonia and 9 journal articles. Tom founded the non-profit Misophonia Institute in 2016 to promote misophonia awareness and research. He developed Relaxation and Counterconditioning Therapy as a behavioral treatment for misophonia for all ages, including very young children, and provides this treatment by telehealth (internet video chat).
Tom was first introduced to misophonia by a parent seeking coaching help with her daughter with misophonia. Tom had never heard of misophonia, but since the girl had the same strong reaction to auditory, visual, and olfactory triggers, he understood that misophonia could not simply be caused by an auditory neurological defect. He also recognized that this is the condition that his daughter had struggled with as a teenager. Because he was semi-retired, he had the time and so decided to apply the research in behavior science to this unknown disorder. For the past 10 years, Tom has investigated misophonia by talking to many people, conducting research, and investigating possible treatments. Tom developed a treatment called Relaxation and Counterconditioning Therapy (RCT), which is beneficial for many. For more information on misophonia, see misophonia.org. For information on Tom, see misophoniatreatment.com.