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Dr. Thomas Featured on Bustle “How To Fall Back In Love With Your Partner, According To Science” (01/09/2017)

relationship counseling los angeles, psychologist in brentwoodEXCERPT: “Positive thinking can increase how much love you have for your partner for several reasons,” Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles-based psychologist tells Bustle. “First of all, if you are already thinking positively in general, you are much more likely to notice and appreciate those qualities in your partner that you love rather than take these characteristics for granted or overlook them. Also, if you typically tend to engage in positive thinking, you are likely to be a more open-hearted person in general, as well as towards your partner than someone who tends to be more of a negative or even neutral kind of thinker.”

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Dr. Thomas Featured on Inspirations & Celebrations “10 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick” (01/01/2017)

los angeles therapistEXCERPT: Yvonne Thomas is a licensed psychologist in Los Angeles with over twenty years of experience, three degrees in psychology, and a variety of specialties including increasing motivation and self-esteem. She suggests that we write down our goals for the New Year. “Once you have identified what your New Year resolution will be, concretely write down a plan to give yourself a clear, realistic idea of what it will take achieve this. Having a specific plan will also help you more quickly recognize if and where you get de-railed so that you can get back on track faster. Note that it is important to organize the plan into manageable steps that are very doable and practically foolproof which will allow you to keep making progress and, consequently, keep positively reinforcing you to stick to your commitment.”

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Dr. Thomas Featured on Highya.com “Holiday Grief: 5 Professional Tips for Finding Relief” (12/29/2016)

dr-thomas-los-angeles-psychologist-on-highyaEXCERPT: To this point, Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles-based individual, couples, and family psychologist, recommends that you shouldn’t deny or ignore the loss that’s causing your grief. Doing so can actually increase the intensity and uncomfortableness of these negative emotions.

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Dr.Thomas Featured on Bustle.com “Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until The Holidays Are Over To Break Up With Someone” (12/19/2016)

dr-thomas-featured-on-bustle-com-%22why-you-shouldnt-wait-until-the-holidays-are-over-to-break-up-with-someone%22-12192016EXCERPT: “In general, it is healthier and more honest to break up with your significant other before the holidays rather than after them if you have already decided to end the relationship,” Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles-based psychologist who specializes in relationships, tells Bustle. “To spend the holidays together and then break up can seem misleading, manipulative, selfish or weak to the other person and can actually make the breakup even more painful.”

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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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