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Dr. Thomas on Herald Tribune “To be a Successful Leader, Work to Improve Your EQ” (12/12/2016)

dr-thomas-on-herald-tribune-%22to-be-a-successful-leader-work-to-improve-your-eq%22-12122016EXCERPT:  Yvonne Thomas, a Los Angeles-based psychologist whose specialties include career-building and work relationships, notes that, “I have worked with my clients to increase their EQ by improving their skills in communication, listening, rapport and collaboration. In turn, their direct reports are responding with more cooperation, enthusiasm and confidence. Typically, the best business leader has both the EQ and the IQ to get the best results from his or her people. They feel appreciated and valued by their boss.”


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Dr. Thomas on the Stir – 10 Ways to Stay Friends When Life Gets in the Way (06/15/2016)

Best Psychologist in Los AngelesEXCERPT: You’re Having a Baby & Your Friend’s Not. Set the precedent NOW — before your little one arrives — to send out one text or email a week (at least!) to see how your BFF is doing. “Paying attention and inquiring about your friend’s welfare helps the friendship stay on track where it’s still about the two of you, rather than just about you and your impending baby,” explains Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles–based psychologist specializing in relationships.

Dr. Thomas on the Stir – 10 Ways to Quiet the Guilt of Not Being Able to Do It All (05/15/2016)

10 Ways to Quiet the Guilt of Not Being Able to Do It AllEXCERPT: Let’s say you can’t make it to your friend’s baby shower and host 10 friends for dinner and squeeze in a power yoga class and finish your taxes this weekend. Is your reaction, “Oh well, that’s too much for any sane person to accomplish anyway. Whatevs.” Or is it: “What the hell is wrong with me? I’m a failure!”

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Dr. Thomas on the Stir – 6 Signs Your Perfectionism Is Hurting, Not Helping (04/15/2016)

6 Signs Your Perfectionism Is Hurting Not HelpingEXCERPT: You know that saying, “You’re your own worst enemy”? Unfortunately, most of us take it to heart far more than that other well-worn cliché, “Be your own best friend.”

“Women tend to be more in touch with their emotions than men, and that cuts across the whole array — happy, sad, angry, and feeling inadequate,” explains Yvonne Thomas, PhD, a Los Angeles–based psychologist whose specialties include self-esteem and relationships.

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Dr. Thomas on the Stir – A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Him to Open Up — Finally! (03/15/2016)

los angeles psychologist, yvonne thomas, psychotherapist los angelesEXCERPT: One of the biggest deal-breakers in a relationship? Communication. As in, a LACK of it. It makes sense, really. How are you supposed to live happily ever after with someone who grunts “Eh” every time you ask a question? Might have been the norm back in caveman days, but it’s kind of lame now. Still, even in this touchy-feely day and age, “some men are trained to be stoic and ‘tough,'” says Yvonne Thomas, PhD, a psychologist in Los Angeles, California, whose specialties include relationships. 

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Dr. Thomas on the Stir – The Secret to Getting Your Partner to Ditch His Unhealthiest Habits (12/11/2015)

secret-getting-your-partnerEXCERPT: Generally speaking, “men don’t want to believe they need help,” explains Yvonne Thomas, PhD, a Los Angeles–based psychologist who specializes in relationships. “It’s an old-school mentality, but many think they’re supposed to be stoic and tough, not weak and needy.”

That’s all well and good when, say, facing a home intruder. It’s not so beneficial when he’s got a pain in his chest that makes it hard for him to catch his breath. And it’s been going on for days.

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Dr. Thomas on The Stir – Raising Kids Doesn’t Have to Wreck Your Relationship (11/17/2015)


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EXCERPT: The Stir asked Yvonne Thomas, PhD, a Los Angeles–based psychologist who specializes in relationships, for tips on staying a couple and not devolving into the sexless co-parents we swore (pre-kids) that we would never become. 

Her advice: Don’t just schedule date night. HAVE date night. And every week without fail. “Rediscover what it’s like to be just the two of you,” says Thomas. “Bring back that spark you had back before you were thinking of everyone’s needs but your own.”

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Dr. Thomas on Closer Magazine – on the Sudden Death of Frank Gifford [1930-2015] (08/31/2105)

EXCERPT: Kathie Lee will no doubt pay tribute to her beloved spouse publicly when she’s ready to return to the Today show. “She’s always seemed very open and real,” says grief specialist Dr. Yvonne Thomas. “That’s why the public loves her so much.”

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Dr. Thomas Featured in Men’s Journal “The Digital Detox That Won’t Interrupt Your Life” (05/28/2015)

Los Angeles Psychotherapist. Relationship Psychologist Los AngelesEXCERPT: Unplugging your devices and taking a time out from swiping, scrolling, and surfing can make you more productive, strengthen your relationships, and improve your sleep,” says Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles–based psychologist specializing in anxiety and relationships.

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Dr. Thomas on Brides.com “How Often Do Married Women Really Have Sex?” (02/04/2015)

couples counseling los angeles, marriage counseling los angeles,  relationship counseling los angelesEXCERPT: “Married women who say they are totally fine with sex once a week or twice a month aren’t that unusual,” admits Los Angeles-based psychologist Yvonne Thomas. Stress, feeling tired and dodging life’s curveballs — think an unplanned expense or untimely illness — all get in the way of a couple’s desire to get it on. “Complacency and taking each other for granted also frequently and unknowingly set in, making things feel too predictable and even boring,” Thomas adds. “Sometimes it feels like the thrill, the challenge and the mystery are gone once a couple gets married.”

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