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."

Dr. Thomas Maples: Crossroads

To New Beginnings…

Inspirational Quote Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. Meister Eckhart Philosophical Food For Thought At the beginning of each new day, we say goodbye to what was yesterday. Even if a degree of stress was at the helm, does it have to be the prescription for today’s overwhelm? A Choice is present. …

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The Beauty Within: Honoring a Psychology of Arriving…

Inspirational Quote It is the beauty within us that makes it possible for us to recognize the beauty around us. The question is not what you look at but what you see. ― Henry David Thoreau Philosophical Food For Thought Our mind’s eye filters the perceived reality we create. I should have (fill in the blank), …

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The Myth Within: Why Engage in Private Myth-Making?

Inspirational Quote Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell

The Broken Winged Dream… A Bird of Ascent

Inspirational Quotes When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Langston Hughes

The Phoenix Rising

Inspirational Quote It’s best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes. Anne Baxter

The Rising Phoenix: Ascent and Childhood Delight

Inspirational Quote It’s best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes. Anne Baxter A Depth Psychology Perspective Synchronicity is a psychological perspective on two independent events functioning as a whole to elicit the movement of one towards its natural aim. It …

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A Dream of Celestial Ascent: Fortnite and the Earthquake

Inspirational Quote To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France A Depth Psychology Perspective Thank you for stopping by. I am grateful to have you here today. Being a practitioner of psychoanalytic persuasion, my family loves to talk about their dreams. My son …

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Who Look’s Inside… Awakes

Inspirational Quote Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung Philosophy for the Day Words have the power to heal or to harm. These words changed the course of my life some two decades ago when I first read their power. Who turns to the …

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Fatherhood: To Open the World for Dreams

Inspirational Quote Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly. Langston Hughes Food For Thought The world of depth psychology knows the power of the paradox. The symbols that drive our life journey forward are powerful representations of the world soul, as it plays its enantiodromia in …

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To Be a Good Father: The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus

How can we as fathers successfully channel our children’s natural source of energy towards productive means? I believe that is the vocation any parent worth their weight will undertake to ask, as we strive to create for the next generation a world myth more suited for the nuances of life we now see unfolding before …

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A Lesson to Men… Self-Dependence and the Virtue of Getting Up!

The lesson taught at this point by human experience is simply this, that the man who will get up will be helped up; and the man who will not get up will be allowed to stay down. This rule may appear somewhat harsh, but in its general application and operation, it is wise, just, and …

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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 4 (Love Hurts)

Inspirational Quote I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. Sigmund Freud A Depth Psychology Perspective (Love Hurts) The cold white room and what felt like a stone table surface were a somehow familiar yet very foreign land as the nurse brought me to see my …

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