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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Practical Parenting and Teaching Accountability 

A Throwback from the Past We all need to teach the next generation values. If we don’t as parents, who will? That is a significant question we all face these days, as who knows what deviance the education system exposes our children. Do we know if the places they spend most of their days teach …

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Engaging the Inner Will – To Live, Die, or Persevere…

Inspiration for the Soul Philosophical Food for Thought Words to base a life upon. We all have a calling. What is yours? History is written about those that stood directly in the face of status quo, and persevered despite the way the proverbial wind blew. That is why we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. …

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Nurturing the Mythic Masculine – Engaging the Father Within

Inspiration for the Soul It has been a while since I last worked on the podcast. I had to undertake a katabasis, to engage the vision I have for this channel, this website, and the direction of my career. I have always turned to the classics to find inspiration that can touch the depths of …

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Courage to Fly

Inspirational Quote A Philosopher’s Corner Analysis Paralysis. Ever have it? It is real. For us bloggers, we may view it as writer’s block. But whatever form it takes, the underlying emotion of anxiety can cause even the strongest-hearted to freeze over in perpetual “what ifs.” But why is this the case? Anxiety is a natural …

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Courage to Take Action

Inspirational Quote A Philosopher’s Corner The natural state of fear encloses. It creates a tension of sorts that makes us want to go within, tighten up, and leave the situation, creating the state of anxiety felt—fear cues for the flight or freeze response. However, if you have ever watched a horror movie, we all know …

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Courage to Step Forward

Inspirational Quote A Philosopher’s Corner We all have a guardian angel. It reminds us of those inner callings that push upon us to realize our utmost potential. However, as we all know, there is a second voice present that calls us from that inner sense of purpose and will distract us from our true calling. …

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Beautiful Trails

A Philosopher’s Corner God speaks in mysterious ways. But when he does, will we listen? The winding path of life ebbs and flows, much as the ocean’s tide. It is not linear, and as the video shows, it is often filled with crossroads, dark recesses, choices to make, and ultimately successes to feel once you …

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Beautiful Perspectives

Inspirational Quote A Philosopher’s Corner Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when we come face to face with it, will we be able to perceive its grandeur from the mirror that reflects its presence? I am sorry for the above brain twister. My goal is that by reading it, you automatically go …

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Beauty in the Eye

Inspirational Words of Healing A Philosopher’s Corner I have been told that the eyes are the key to the soul. Have you noticed lately how few times we receive genuine eye contact? It amazes me to see how hard it is for a child to go out for a nature walk. To sit still in …

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An Abundance of Joy

Inspirational Quote The Philosopher’s Corner What constitutes joy? If we tap into this frequency, can we create a life of abundance? As a mental health practitioner, I notice a commonality present in the human condition. We focus on what we don’t have versus the beauty of miracles before us. When did we become so ungrateful? …

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Abundance… To Do What You Love!

Inspirational Quote Philosophical Food For Thought I had a little fun with this one. Not only is it from my favorite author, but it also includes a funny animal video for some philosophical giggles.  Hello, my friends. Hope all is well. Has fear ever stopped you from doing something you love? Have you ever questioned …

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