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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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation

Inspiration Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father’s expectations or make up for their father’s mistakes… Barack Obama A Depth Psychology Perspective I … Continue reading Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation

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Friendship, Parenting, and Personal Development: Exploring the Myth of Psychological Ascent

Inspirational Quote We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt A Depth Psychology Perspective Being a father … Continue reading Friendship, Parenting, and Personal Development: Exploring the Myth of Psychological Ascent

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Psychological Ascent: To Build the Wings of a Dream

Inspirational Quote Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it Ralph Waldo Emerson The Philosopher’s Corner This by far is one of my favorite quotes … Continue reading Psychological Ascent: To Build the Wings of a Dream

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The Descent Within

Inspiration “A fall from such a height is rarely straight downwards. Victor Hugo The Philosopher’s Corner A wise man, well, Forest Gump, once said, “life is like a box of … Continue reading The Descent Within

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Emotional Ascent: Daedalus and the Labyrinth of Thought

Inspiration Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Norman Vincent Peale Food for Thought In today’s podcast, I begin a psychoanalytic exploration of the … Continue reading Emotional Ascent: Daedalus and the Labyrinth of Thought

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The Ascent of Spring

Inspiration No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland Food For Thought Spring is here. On the drive to work this morning, I saw the almond and … Continue reading The Ascent of Spring

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Myth as Technology and Dream!

Inspiration Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Arthur M. Schlesinger Food For Thought Modern myths abound. Who do your children idolize? Police … Continue reading Myth as Technology and Dream!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

I only seek in my old age to perfect that which I had not before thoroughly learned in my youth, because my sins were a hindrance to me. Saint Patrick

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Public Myths, Private Dreams

Inspiration 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 … Continue reading Public Myths, Private Dreams

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The Sun’s Eternal Kiss

Inspiration “Even After All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky.” Hafiz … Continue reading The Sun’s Eternal Kiss

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Practical Applications of the Mythical Father (The Northwind and the Sun)

Food For Thought Myth remains only stories until we implement avenues by which it can affect our life. The nature of the archetypes call upon the inner workings of our … Continue reading Practical Applications of the Mythical Father (The Northwind and the Sun)

Keep Your Face to the Sun

Inspiration Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows. Helen Keller Food for Thought In The Northwind and the Sun, Aesop shows us the dual … Continue reading Keep Your Face to the Sun