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."

Abundance… A State Within!

Inspiration Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. Epicurus Food For Thought Hello, friends and fellow travelers in this journey called life. Thank you for being … Continue reading Abundance… A State Within!

Want Abundance?

Inspiration Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. Wayne Dyer Food for Thought Dr. Wayne Dyer was a giant in helping people to find … Continue reading Want Abundance?

On Realizing Self

Inspiration The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Joseph Campbell Introducing The Myth Within Greeting friends and fellow readers. I hope these words find you with blessings. … Continue reading On Realizing Self

The Myth Within

Inspiration Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Arthur M. Schlesinger Food for Thought Myth plays an integral role in the soul’s calling. … Continue reading The Myth Within

Perseverance… To Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams!

Inspiration Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot Food For Thought Today, I explore one of my favorite concepts. Patience … Continue reading Perseverance… To Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams!

Understanding Childhood Depression: A Depth Psychological Perspective (Part 2)

Johnny: A Hypothetical Case of Depressive Symptoms This week, we continue our exploration of our hypothetical teenage boy, Johnny. While in our previous segment, Johnny was somewhat recluse to himself … Continue reading Understanding Childhood Depression: A Depth Psychological Perspective (Part 2)

The Wayward Soul

Inspiration The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. … Continue reading The Wayward Soul

Understanding Childhood Depression: A Depth Psychological Perspective

A Hypothetical Case Presentation John is a 16-year-old male that has been recently home-schooled due to the COVID 19 pandemic. In 10th grade, John’s academics were superb, he made the … Continue reading Understanding Childhood Depression: A Depth Psychological Perspective

Looking to the Stars

Inspiration We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde Thoughts for the Day My wife is a Taurus. She is also … Continue reading Looking to the Stars

Finding Inner Gold

Inspiration What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson Thoughts for the Day What lies … Continue reading Finding Inner Gold

Katabasis: Ascending Time’s Grieving Sorrow

Time Tics to Sorrow’s Grief An acorn fell to the Earth, and lost its way in an endless sea… Yet the rabbit runs blissfully cheerful towards the setting sun! I … Continue reading Katabasis: Ascending Time’s Grieving Sorrow