Excerpt: “OK, so this is a big one. Unlike where to live, or where to go on vacation, creating a human isn’t something that can be met with compromise. That’s why, as Los Angeles-based psychologist Yvonne Thomas tells me, disagreeing on whether or not to have a baby can be a huge deal breaker.”
The article “11 Disagreements That Might Be The End Of Your Relationship, Because Some Fights Are Hard To Come Back From” was written by Carolyn Steber of Bustle.com, who interviewed Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles psychologist whose specialties include couples counseling. The piece details some make or break issues that can cause rifts in relationships that could potentially be too severe to mend.
EXCERPT: “Though social media stalking is normal, it doesn’t mean it’s healthy. ‘From a mental health perspective, you shouldn’t keep tabs on your ex via social media because you can’t have a genuine, clean break and really move forward while you’re still staying in your ex’s life, even if it is remotely through social media,’ says Yvonne Thomas, PhD, a Los Angeles-based psychologist who specializes in self-esteem and relationships. ‘As I tell my clients, social stalking is like taking the scab off of the wound that’s starting to heal from the breakup and then having to start the healing process all over again.’ In other words, it creates a vicious cycle that becomes more and more frustrating and hurtful as time goes on. Ugh.”
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Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph. D is widely-recognized among the best psychologists in Los Angeles. She is available for free intake consultations that can be requested through her site.
Excerpt: “[Mild jealousy] can indicate that the partners are still in love with each other enough to care and feel threatened by the idea of [their] partner being attracted to someone else or that someone else is attracted to [their] partner,” Yvonne Thomas, licensed psychologist, tells Bustle. “This mild jealousy ‘mistake’ can actually breathe some life into a relationship that one or both partners may have felt was complacent or stagnant.”
Read the Article on Bustle.com about the pressures of aspiring to be perfect and the mistakes that can happen in relationships. Relationship Therapist Dr. Thomas discusses the virtuous side of “mild jealousy”, which in itself, she says, is not an unhealthy thing.
Excerpt: “‘It’s your fault that I’m unhappy.’
Although many of your favorite memories and experiences have been shared with your partner, you might also be quick to blame them when you’re going through a funky phase. The truth is, if you’re unhappy in your relationship, it’s likely a mix of disconnect and what’s personally happening in your life. “You may be playing a very passive role in the relationship in which you are unhappy rather than being more proactive in finding a productive, healthy way to deal with,” Los Angeles-based psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., says. “You shouldn’t say this to your partner because it can decrease his or her self-esteem and can make him or her shut down, lash out, or both. Ironically, by saying this to your partner, you each may end up feeling even more unhappy and alienated.”
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Dr. Yvonne Thomas is a widely-cited Los Angeles Psychologist and Relationship Therapist. She provides consultations with clients in her West Los Angeles office and has been interviewed by dozens of major publications with her expertise on relationship, marriage and anxiety issues. You can reach her at 310-359-9450 or fill out her contact form for a free consultation.
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.
Excerpt: “By asking a guy out, you show you are self-confident and assertive, both qualities that are generally seen as healthy and attractive. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. , is a Los Angeles-based psychologist, whose specialties include relationships. She shared with me, ‘For a guy to be asked out by a girl, he doesn’t have to wonder if she’s interested in him and his fear of rejection can be significantly decreased. As a result, he might feel more secure and comfortable in showing interest back to her and accepting her offer if he is interested in her. In addition, when a girl takes the initiative to ask a guy out, the girl is deliberately selecting someone that she knows she wants to go on a date with, rather than just being passive and hoping someone she likes will ask her out.’”
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Dr. Thomas is a highly-cited relationship therapist who is often interviewed for her expertise on relationship issues. She has provided marriage and relationship counseling in Los Angeles for many years. Reach out her to schedule a free phone consultation for couples therapy.
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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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.
EXCERPT: 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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EXCERPT: 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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