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Los Angeles Psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. Contributed To “5 Ways To Tell If Your Job Is Making You Sick – Literally” on fairygodboss.com (01/22/2018)

EXCERPT: “Being in a bad job can adversely affect a person’s cognitive abilities, in that he or she can have decreased concentration, be more distracted, can make more mistakes or errors, miss things, etc.,” explains Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist. A study that conducted reading, pattern and memory tests in more than 6,000 workers aged over 40 years old found that the number of hours worked each week affects a person’s cognitive ability. It’s therefore no surprise that if you were to add stress to those hours, it’d affect a person’s brain function even more. People who work odd hours or overtime in demanding jobs are also affected more than others. 4. You start having anxiety or depression. “Examples of some emotional consequences of being in a toxic kind of job include low self-esteem, decreased self-confidence, diminished motivation, anxiety, depression, feelings of helplessness and/or hopelessness, chronic anger and not feeling valued and/or a part of the team,”Read More

Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Relationship Psychologist in Brentwood, Quoted In “How To Know If You’re Compatible With Your Future Mother-In-Law” on marthastewartweddings.com (01/15/2018)

Excerpt: In terms of relationships that will make-or-break your happiness level, you can pretty much guarantee on a few to prioritize. First and foremost, self-love and a healthy inner dialogue will help you tackle the many stages your life will present. Secondly (and if you're lucky enough), the partner you select to share your life with has a significant impact on your levels of daily joy and comfort. And while others are essential, too—your besties and your family—there's one that contributes to your happiness in married life. Your mother-in-law. Since she's the most significant female relationship your partner had before he met you, having at least an amicable union with his mom is recommended for a long, happy marriage.  Here, some ways to tell if you're compatible with your mother-in-law, along with some ways to improve your banter if you find yourself at a loss for words...Read 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

Relationship Therapist In Los Angeles, Dr. Yvonne Thomas Quoted In “How To Maintain A Long-Term Relationship” on askmen.com (01/01/2018)

EXCERPT: “The act of falling in love? That was easy for you and your girlfriend. In what felt like instant chemistry, from the moment you laid eyes on her, the gig was up. Even if your love story took many twists and turns before you updated your Facebook statuses to be ‘official’ – when it comes to imagining your life with anyone else? You simply can’t. While you don’t doubt your connection, your ability to communicate or the love you share, the hard truth of being in a long-term, committed and monogamous relationship is that without rolling up your sleeves and putting in the hard work required to make it work, well, it just won’t. Though there might be times when you coast through the niceties and co-exist pleasantly together, a long-term relationship must be given constant, thoughtful attention to make the years pass happily. Here, experts share their best adviceRead More

Psychologist Near West Hollywood Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. Contributed To “12 Resolutions To Make You A Better Parent By 2019” on sheknows.com (12/25/2017)

Excerpt: “September:  With obligations in every last corner of your life, have you really paused to savor being a parent? Have you taken time to really understand, value and know your child? Psychologist near West Hollywood  Yvonne Thomas suggests using the structured start of the school year to add an important event to your family calendar: one-on-one time with each of your kids. “Having a good bond with your children can promote openness, honesty and closeness that can continue as time goes on and certainly comes in handy during more challenging periods,” Thomas explains. No matter how many soccer matches, speech and debate classes or coaching sessions you have penciled in, Thomas recommends making this session one hour — and in a place where interruptions are minimal.. October: It might not technically be a race to the end of the year, but for busy families, October is often when the holiday season momentumRead More

Los Angeles Psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. Quoted In “Everything You Need To Know About Holiday Breakups” on askmen.com (12/11/2017)

EXCERPT: While summer might feel like the busiest season for couples — weddings, vacations and more! — the holiday season can be the most stressful time. Depending on how long you’ve been together, you’re suddenly faced with a lot of decisions together. From if you’re ready to take the next step and meet each other’s families to how you’ll split the time between your office party and hers — the ‘happiest’ time of the year can make or break your relationship. Psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. also adds the air of the holiday season challenges you to be more honest about your emotions and to connect your desires for traditions from past years. If you don’t see a future with your partner or you don’t feel intertwined with them, you might be more likely to end things post-chaos. “If a person doesn’t feel much connection or interest in continuing the relationship with his partner, theRead More

Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., A Los Angeles Psychologist, Quoted In “Questions Every Couple Hears Over The Holidays” on marthastewartweddings.com (11/27/2017)

If you’ve just started dating: “Are you serious?” Excerpt: “You’ve finally been dating someone long enough that you want them to come home for the holidays. Though you and your partner are on the same page, your family will want to know exactly where you’re headed so they know how to treat the newcomer. A Los Angeles psychologist,  Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., explains, “Family and friends may want to know in what direction this relationship is going so they can understand if their loved one’s significant other could be a permanent addition to their circle.” Thankfully, the way to approach your answer is simple, according to Thomas. Just be honest and brief: The relationship is new, you’re getting to know one another, and you’re having a lot of fun.”   If you’ve been together for a while: “When are you getting engaged?” Is there anything less romantic than your grandfather poking at your boyfriend of two years, encouraging him to pop theRead More

Los Angeles Psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. Interviewed For “How To Plan Spending Christmas With Loved Ones” on askmen.com (11/20/2017)

Excerpt:  “Unlike holidays of Christmas past, when you’re decking the halls with the love of your life, the experience feels more magical and romantic. It also comes with more responsibility — not only are you managing your own expectations and social calendar, but you’re also navigating the careful compromise of spending a hectic season with another person. The holiday season presents more opportunities to pause and express how grateful you are for the lucky lady in your life and cement your affection. Psychologists say Christmas can be a relationship game changer for many couples. “Celebrating holidays together is an important part of a relationship. It can help deepen the couple’s level of closeness and seriousness with each other,” explains Los Angeles-based psychologist, Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. “By partaking in holidays together, the couple can share each other’s traditions and important events together, increasing the quality of their bond.” Here’s the bestRead More

Dr. Yvonne Thomas, A Relationship Therapist In Los Angeles, Interviewed For “Important Conversations To Have With Your Partner Before Meeting The Family” on ravishly.com (11/13/2017)

Excerpt: “When meeting a partner’s family for the first time, it naturally can be a stressful, sometimes overwhelming experience which is why is it critical that you and your partner are in agreement about important aspects of your relationship,” explains Los Angeles-based psychologist, Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D.  “Meeting the family often means that the partner sees the relationship as a serious one, in which he or she feels in love and may see a future together. Meeting the family can be the first step the partner takes in starting to formally integrate you into his or her family.” Read what Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a relationship therapist in Los Angeles, has to say on ravishly.com’s “Important Conversations To Have With Your Partner Before Meeting The Family.”Read More

Los Angeles Psychologist Yvonne Thomas Quoted In “You Still Have Time To Keep These 10 Resolutions You Made This Year” on readersdigest.com (10/30/2017)

Excerpt: “Whether you find yourself in unnecessary tiffs with colleagues or always feel the need to apologize to friends or to your partner, improving your communication skills to be more direct and effective will benefit your overall social interactions for years to come. To begin, Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., suggests starting with a minor modification to the way you approach sentences. Instead of starting with “you,” use “I” instead. “This sounds more pleasant to listen to and is less likely to cause defensiveness in the recipient of the message,” she says. Another tactic is to decrease ambiguity and vagueness in your conversations, by giving specific details that are important, without being accusatory or martyr-like. As an example, Thomas says, if you need someone’s help, you might say, “I wanted to pick up all the party favors at our local party store. However, I don’t really have time to get these or IRead More

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