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."

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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Out with the Old, In with the New… Goodbye to a Year Gone By!

When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts. Dalai Lama In today’s podcast, Dr. Tom says goodbye to a year gone by. Oh, what sorrows, joy, pain, and love was shared in homeschooling our children during a year of pandemic education. What are your funny home school failures, successes, …

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The Wolf, The Golden Child, and a Deal with the Shadow

Inspirational Quote Philosophical Food for Thought As we follow the light of our personal journey forward, shadows are cast behind in the storyline unfolded. We cannot have light without its shadow, just as we cannot perceive day in the absence of night. We must sometimes touch upon that dark wisdom to re-ignite the passion within. …

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Old Sultan… The Value of Wisdom Unfolded

Words of Wisdom Food For Thought Fairy stories are a beautiful rendition of things yet to come. They offer unique perspectives on values, our developmental journey, and of course, they touch upon the dark and light-matter that the psyche encounters on its journey to find its true essence. They provide unique wisdom that primes the …

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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 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 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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