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Dr. Yvonne Thomas Featured on Orbitz.com “It’s Proven, Traveling is Good for Your Mental Health” (06/19/2017)

EXCERPT:  “It can provide a mental and emotional respite and time-out from many of your responsibilities you have back home,” says Los-Angeles psychologist, Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D.  “By having time off and getting away, you increase your odds to come back to your ‘regular’ life feeling better psychologically, as well as being more productive and energetic.”

As an Anxiety Therapist in Los Angeles, Dr. Yvonne Thomas consults and coaches with clients from a diverse background in overcoming a range of stresses, conditions and common mental issues.   As one of the best therapists in Los Angeles, she is often cited in major publications in articles regarding mental health.

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Dr. Thomas Interviewed by Prevention Magazine on the Psychology of Morning Exercise (06/05/2017)

Excerpt:  “The benefits of exercising in the morning include feeling accomplished and good about yourself because you were actually able to make this happen,” says Yvonne Thomas, PhD, a Los Angeles psychologist who specializes in self-esteem. “Other benefits of exercising in the morning are that you can be more dynamic—physically, cognitively, and emotionally.”

In the June piece published in Prevention.com titled “I Tried Working Out Every Single Morning For A Month, And Here’s What Happened,”  Dr. Thomas discussed the importance that a healthy morning workout regiment has on the mind.

Excerpt: “Thomas notes that by starting the day with exercise, you’re more focused and balanced. ‘Exercising in the beginning of the day can help decrease some negative feelings and thoughts that can get in your way as the day goes on, making you feel less depressed, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, sad, or angry,’ said Thomas”

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Dr. Thomas’ Expertise Featured in Readers Digest article on “How to Take the High Road in 9 Sticky Situations” (05/29/2017)

Excerpt: Psychologist Yvonne Thomas, PhD, says even when it’s hard, the higher road is the always the best choice. “It’s good for your personal happiness because you uphold, not sacrifice, your values and a more appropriate, healthier code of conduct. You avoid compounding the situation by stooping to the level of poor or unhealthy behavior yourself, because, as the old adage goes, two wrongs do not make a right,” she says.

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Yvonne Thomas is a renowned Los Angeles Psychiatrist who has been featured in prominent health publications.  Reach out to her directly for a free phone consultation.




Dr. Thomas Featured on DermStore “How to Keep Calm (and Carry On) In Your 20s, 30s, 40s and Beyond” (05/22/2017)

top los angeles therapists, best LA psychologistsEXCERPT:  No matter your age, your relationship status, your job title or your Instagram following, there’s one underlying factor that connects all of us: happiness. As life naturally ebbs and flows, there are bound to be times—whether they last for months or years—where we don’t feel 100 percent. Even if you aren’t clinically depressed or diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, learning smart coping skills to not only manage but flourish through these stages is what will keep you mentally happy and healthy.


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Dr. Thomas Featured on Everyday Power “4 Action Steps To Overcoming Doubt and Not Let It Drain Your Energy” (05/15/2017)

yvonne thomas, best therapists in LAEXCERPT: I have been working with clients for over 20 years as a psychologist in Los Angeles on a variety of issues.  Over these years, I have continually seen the negative effects of people holding onto doubt, draining their energy and depleting them in many different ways physically, cognitively, and emotionally.


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Dr. Thomas Featured on Reader’s Digest “50 Signs You’re Healthy from Every Type of Doctor” (05/08/2017)

best los angeles psychologist, best los angeles therapistsEXCERPT: You live and seek a balanced lifestyle: “This is a sign of health because it means you won’t neglect important aspects of your life, such as your loved ones, your fitness, or your emotional health. Balance allows you to function and live in a more complete way.” —Yvonne Thomas, PhD, psychologist.


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Dr. Thomas Featured on Bustle.com “The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make On First Dates, According To Experts” (05/01/2017)

relationship counseling los angeles, couples therapy los angelesEXCERPT: When I was single, I remember spending hours mentally preparing myself for first dates. I’d run through conversation topics to bring up if we reached an awkward silence. I’d memorize online dating profiles. But this didn’t safeguard me against first date mistakes. Apparently, some of the most common dating conventions end up setting us back.

The best way to avoid shooting yourself in the foot on a first date is to chill out beforehand, says psychologist Yvonne Thomas, PhD. I know: It’s easier said than done. Thomas recommends taking deep breaths and reminding yourself that nothing has to come out of this. You may not meet The One or even your next significant other on your next date (though you might), so just focus on having a fun night or pleasant afternoon.


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Dr. Thomas Featured on Classpass.com “Ready to Move On? 5 Signs It’s Time to Find a New City” (04/24/2017)

Yvonne Thomas, los angeles based psychoterapistEXCERPT:  When your move involves a concrete change that you know will help you get closer to the life you want, you should see it as a positive thing. “Good reasons to consider a move to a new city include being accepted to a college program at a school you want to go to, getting the kind of job you have desired that you haven’t been able to get where you currently live, moving with your significant other or spouse if he or she has a school or job offer that is too good for your partner and for you as a couple to turn down,” says Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles-based psychologist whose specialties include life transitions and relationships. She also cites relocating for physical or emotional health-related reasons, being closer to family and/or friends who have moved to a new city, or feeling that you are more suited to live in a particular new city than where you are living now (if you’re living in the country, but are more of a “city person” or vice versa) as positive reasons to move.


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Dr. Thomas Featured in the April 2017 Issue of Success Magazine and Success.com “5 Ways Being Vulnerable Can Make You Happier” (04/17/2017)

5 Ways Being Vulnerable Can Make You HappierEXCERPT:  “Being vulnerable actually takes more courage and inner strength than people realize,” says Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a psychologist in Los Angeles. Which is why you probably don’t want to start your vulnerability journey on a first date. You want to know your feelings will be protected and cared for by the person with whom you share them, such as your parent, spouse or friend.


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Dr. Thomas Featured on Reader’s Digest “What Is Your Social Media Profile Really Saying About You?” (04/10/2017)

los angeles pyschologist, celebrity psychologistEXCERPT: One foolproof way to make sure you’re sending the right message to your followers, friends, and fans is to be very direct about how you feel, what you think and what matters to you. This might be easier said than done, but as psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., explains, it’s less likely someone will misinterpret if everything is easy to understand. “Communicate in a way that is direct, clear, and specific, since it is too easy for people to misinterpret, misunderstand, and even feel upset by things on social media. State your feelings such as, ‘I am so happy now!’ ‘I’ve been having a chill, relaxing day,’ etc. to help decrease the chances of people assuming or guessing what you’re feeling, which frequently is incorrect,” she says.


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