Dr. Thomas Maples

Dr. Thomas Maples, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist, author, and the founder of The Stockton Therapy Network. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, he has helped many people resolve interpersonal conflict, heal from the emotional distress, and overcome mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and issues that result from personality disorders. He also specializes in helping couples resolve interpersonal conflicts, marital discord, and parent / child relationship conflicts by helping his clients identify the sources of relationship conflict, find areas of growth they can agree to engage, and setting a plan to enact those changes to assure relational growth. As a researcher and writer, Dr. Maples focuses on developmental, analytical, and psychoanalytic methods of psychology. Through his writings, Dr. Tom has helped countless people understand, plan, and implement effective paths to reach optimal psychological, spiritual, and physiological development. "Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams."

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Perspectives in Change…

As I spent a wonderful day with my children, I could not help but wonder… Are we complicating all of this? Namaste, my friends. May blessings find your future as you change the world

Priorities in Action

What valuable words of wisdom these genuinely are. As the old saying goes, do what I say, not as I do! Oops, maybe that is why things are so backward. Action, not words, expresses priorities. As Mother Teresa once said, “if you want to change the world, go home and love your family” (paraphrased). While …

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Guided Meditation: Mindfulness for Beginners

Daily Inspiration In today’s meditation, we focus on the foundation, breathwork. In taking this guided journey, you will learn the fundamentals of breathing, which allows you to shut down the mind and focus on the body’s natural rhythms. I hope that in this practice, you will form a solid foundation for mindful journeys to begin. …

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Old Sultan… The Young, Old, Ugly, and Bold: Wisdom for Today’s Society…

There is a tale from the Grimm Brothers entitled Old Sultan. It tells of the perilous adventures an old dog will undertake to show his owner he can learn new tricks. However, as with any story of psychological merit, one must strike a deal between the dark and light and unite these two opposing forces …

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Love’s Unending Gift

Inspirational Quote Philosophical Food for Thought Love is the cornerstone emotion that encapsulates every other feeling. Whether it be those negative emotional undercurrents such as fear, anger, disgust, sadness, or those more positive dynamic states such as strength, courage, happiness, or bliss, our ability to love encapsulates it all. While this age-old wisdom may sound …

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Dream a Little Dream…

Inspirational Quote Dream, but dream big. We often think of a dream as a drama that plays out in the movie theater of our mind’s eye during our nocturnal slumber. Some have seen meaning behind the symbols of dreams, a group of which I am part. Others view dreams as just bi-products of psychological energy …

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Trust in Dreams…

Inspirational Quote Philosophical Food for Thought? What is real? What is perceived? Is there a difference? Can a universe exist without the mind entering into it? Material reality exists because it was once only a perception in the consciousness that dreamed its essence into the physical realm of being. While its presence is always in …

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On Trust

Inspirational Quote The concept of trust seems lacking in the light of suspiciousness being peddled in a world bent on leering into the lives of others. It’s incredible how many people lack this most basic of personality dynamics. I can’t count how many times I have seen the root of psychological strife grounded in the …

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The Magic of Patience

Use Your Illusions Have you ever seen a meme? What is it?It is reality, something funny to post to your dearest 5K followers, or something of an illusion to catch your attention? Most will not ponder even a question like this as we fllip through the phone, computer devide, or tablet to mainline our daily …

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What I Wish I Would Have Known about Sleep: Rules for Practical Parenting

Scenario Scenario It’s 9 pm, the children’s bedtime, and the oldest just then informs you that he needs to take a bath. Okay, it’s summer break anyways, I think to myself. The conversation between everyone begins at 9:15 pm, and as you are reminding them of the need to go to bed, it continues anyways. …

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Rediscovering Passion

Inspirational Quote A Passion is Born… Having seen my children through a year of home-schooling was no easy task. I found myself strapped for time, tending to the garden of love and duty, yet somehow I made it through, even if by the skin of my teeth. Yet, I think we have all been in …

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