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."

Cultivating Happiness: Surfing the Paradox of Sickness and Health in the New Year

Good and bad, right and wrong, holy and evil, for richer or poorer, or in sickness and health, life presents us with a series of opposing, yet integrated themes that seem to drive our maturation journey.

Perceiving Happiness: Wandering the Dark Meadow

Many eyes go through the Meadow, but few see the Flower in it. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) In what oftentimes seems a fool-hearted journey to find balance between work and play, responsibility and fun, family and personal interests, and the dynamic to find harmony within, we often seem to be pulled by two equally opposing, yet completely dependent forces …

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Finding Balance: The Elusive Art of Cultivating Happiness

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” …

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Tending the Garden: Childhood Reaction to a Family Divided

As a family therapist, I oftentimes see children who have been labeled by their schools,  parents, or other professional parties involved in their life with behavioral disturbances. What is not seen, or is oftentimes overlooked by these parties is the effects family  stress has on the development of emotional conflicts that underlie their problematic behaviors. While …

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Out with the Old, In with the New

New Years is fast approaching. Out with the Old, In with the New explores the tradition of making New Years Resolutions as a means for individuated growth.

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counseling, Therapy, Mental Health, Psychologist, Therapist, Counselor, Stockton, CA

Stockton Therapy Network Presents: Sacred Journeys

All Journey’s Begin with a First Step. At the Stockton Therapy Network, we can help you Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams.

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