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Category: Articles by Dr. Thomas (page 1 of 2)

Los Angeles Psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. Quoted In “Kids Are Getting Cosmetic Ear Surgery Because Of Bullying” on Racked.com (03/05/2018)

Excerpt: “Yvonne Thomas, a Los Angeles psychologist who specializes in body image and relationships, says that kids who get bullied over their appearance feel lasting effects.  “The hard part is that it isn’t just a temporary phase for these people who are being bullied,” she says. “It can leave internal emotional scars for the rest of their lives, for a lot longer than the bullying is happening. It becomes part of their fixed body image.”  Thomas adds that the internal dialogue of these children can go beyond “look at your ears” to “you’re stupid, you’re ugly.” She says these kids can grow into adults who feel like they don’t deserve the good things in life or that they’ll never attract a partner. “It can mushroom and permeate their self-esteem on a more global basis,” she says… Thomas says that parents who opt for early intervention on protruding ears in childrenRead More

Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., Anxiety Therapist in Los Angeles, Interviewed For “Friends Fear for Selena Gomez’s Mental Health After Another Rehab Stint (EXCLUSIVE)” on lifeandstylemag.com (01/29/2018)

Excerpt: “Pals are right to worry, say experts. “With depression and anxiety, it’s going to take longer [than a few weeks of treatment],” explains LA-based psychologist Yvonne Thomas, who specializes in depression and self-esteem issues and hasn’t treated the singer. “The bare minimum is 30 days, because you want to ingrain the changes so you can keep them up when you leave. You don’t want to be caught in this revolving door where you go in and out of programs because you never stay long enough.” Her lack of a strong support system could also be a problem. Though Justin, 23, has been encouraging Selena — who had a kidney transplant last summer amid her battle with the autoimmune disease lupus — to slow down and focus on herself, the relationship is still potentially toxic. He’s broken her heart so many times in the past, “Selena is still trying toRead More

Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Psychologist in Los Angeles Interviewed For “27 Reasons You Should Not Take Back A Cheating Spouse” on redbookmag.com (01/08/2018)

EXCERPT: Nearly one in five married people will cheat on their spouse, with men being more likely to step out than women, according to the General Social Survey at the National Opinion Research Center. An affair can mean many things — boredom, a lack of trust, anger, sociopathy — but does it automatically mean the end of the marriage? Not necessarily. Many women (and men) have taken back a cheating spouse and gone on to have a loving, happy life together. These situations, however, should be automatic deal-breakers… “If your cheating spouse has spent all of the family savings on his mistress, there have been breaches in two major areas of one’s marriage: monogamy and financial security. It’s hard enough to recover from infidelity at all, let alone infidelity in two such significant areas in a relationship.” —Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a psychologist in Los Angeles and relationship specialist.” Read  what Yvonne Thomas,Read More

Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., A Los Angeles Psychologist, Quoted In “13 Relationship Tips” on Dolphnotes.com (10/23/2017)

Excerpt: “There’s a more effective way to air grievances than to file an angry complaint. Sandwich your negative comment between two positives. If you want to complain about how he’s always late, for example, try something like “You know, I love that you’re so laid-back and easygoing, but it really bothers me when you show up so late. I’m sure you can still be the fun guy I adore and be on time.” Said Los Angeles psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D.” Read the rest of what relationship therapist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., has to say on Dolphnote.com’s “13 Relationship Tips.” Thomas is a licensed relationship therapist in Los Angeles.Read More

Los Angeles Psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. Featured In “The 10 Signs Your Relationship Is Falling Apart Based On What Your Partner Is Posting On Social Media” on bravotv.com (10/16/2017)

EXCERPT:  If you find yourself posting lovey-dovey photos of you and your partner on social media, only to then see that they strictly post photos of just themselves, something might be up. “If your significant other only posts about himself or herself for a while which can indicate your partner is living a more separate life and may be feeling increasingly disconnected from you,” says Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles-based psychologist. Find that social media is your go-to spot to say and post whatever you feel, whenever you want? Beware if your significant other is starting to roll their eyes more often about your posts. “If your significant other is primarily being critical of you and not positive or at least neutral on his or her postings which could be a passive-aggressive sign of your partner’s dissatisfaction with you that he and she hasn’t expressed enough or at all to you,”Read More

Dr. Yvonne Thomas, a Los Angeles-Based Therapist, Discusses Some Common Symptoms of Depression in CityTrend.com.ng’s “Top 10 Signs You Should See A Doctor For Depression” (07/31/2017)

Excerpt: You’re Eating More (Or Less) Than Usual : Depression leaves you withdrawn and checked out, and that can manifest as a loss of appetite. “If your brain is preoccupied with negative thoughts, you may forget to eat or lose interest in cooking or preparing meals,” says Yvonne Thomas, PhD, Los Angeles-based psychologist specializing in depression and self-esteem. The article “Top 10 Signs You Should See A Doctor For Depression,” which was published by CityTrend.com.ng, interviewed Los Angeles psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. The piece discusses some telltale warnings that you may be suffering from depression, and goes on to encourage anyone dealing with these symptoms to seek out professional treatment.Read More

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. Read the Readers Digest Article and Slideshow Here. 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.      Read More

Dr. Thomas Featured on Everydaypowerblog.com “6 Action Steps To Make Your Affirmations a Reality” (03/20/2017)

EXCERPT: As a psychologist in Los Angeles for over 20 years, working with clients on a variety of issues, I have repeatedly found that affirmations typically DON’T work alone by themselves. It is true that affirmations may sound inspiring and confidence-boosting in the moment when you are saying them to yourself.  However, the staying power of these uplifting words unfortunately, doesn’t last long most of the time.   Read more here.Read More

Communication Skill-Building for Individuals and Couples (10/26/2016)

Good communication is an essential skill that can lead to satisfying connections and understanding if done correctly.  Unfortunately, when it is not done right, communication issues can lead to misunderstandings, rifts, and eventually even break-ups if not dealt with soon enough or properly.  In my practice in which I work with adult individuals and also do couples counseling, I frequently have clients with communication problems in their personal and/or professional lives which are causing them frustration and upset.  On the surface, good communication seems like it should be pretty easy.  In actuality, it involves many steps and is quite complex, which is why it is hard to do in a healthy, effective manner.Read More

Singles and Dating:  Tips to Keep in Mind for a More Healthy Experience (03/30/2016)

Through the years as a psychologist, I have worked with many single men and women who have found that trying to date in Southern California is not easy.  Even though there are seemingly so many potential candidates here, people often are too busy or too disconnected from each other or are exposed to so many “choices” it can be hard to pick the “one.”  Actually, I remember reading an article years ago which noted that there may be around 39,000 “one’s” in the world that are right for each person, which gives everyone much better odds and much more hope in finding the right person than if there truly was just only one. In working with my single men and women clients, here are some observations and tips which can make the whole dating experience more healthy and less frustrating:Read More

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