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."

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

Habits of Happiness

Inspiration Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier Mother Teresa A Depth Psychology Perspective What beauty would be possible in the world … Continue reading Habits of Happiness

Practical Parenting: Hey Papa, Can I Buy GFUEL?

One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World One believes because one’s conditioning trains them to do so. I could see this wholeheartedly … Continue reading Practical Parenting: Hey Papa, Can I Buy GFUEL?

Practical Parenting: I’m Bored

I think it’s necessary to let kids get bored once in a while – that’s how they learn to be creative. Kim Raver My son recently came to me the … Continue reading Practical Parenting: I’m Bored

Childhood Reaction and Divorce Mediation in Stockton, CA

“And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life,” J.K. Rowling Divorce. Anyone who has ever undergone it personally or witnessed their parents undertake it … Continue reading Childhood Reaction and Divorce Mediation in Stockton, CA