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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

Dr. Yvonne Thomas Interviewed For “The Bruce Weber Allegations Shed Light On Sexual Misconduct In Fashion” on racked.com (12/18/2017)

Excerpt:  “In many ways, modeling is a peculiar industry. A model can show up for a job fully clothed only to be asked to disrobe without warning. Colleagues may touch a model’s body during a shoot or make snide remarks about it — “lose weight” and “do something with your hair.” Models and photographers may meet in private spaces, like studios and apartments, with no observers. And drug and alcohol use during such meetings typically doesn’t raise eyebrows. The intimate nature of the business is exactly why sexual harassment flourishes, models say. But as the national dialogue about sexual misconduct inspired by the Harvey Weinstein scandalreverberates far beyond Hollywood, models are sharing their experiences with sexual misconduct and fighting back. Their stories, and lawsuits, mean the fashion industry must address whether it has been complicit in fostering sexual abuse. Mark Ricketson, the second model to publicly accuse star fashion photographer Bruce Weber of sexualRead 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

Dr. Yvonne Thomas, A Relationship Therapist in Los Angeles, Interviewed For “Can Cheating Be Healthy For A Relationship?” on askmen.com (12/04/2017)

Excerpt: “At some point or another, we are all tempted by the fruit of another. It’s an inevitable part of human nature, especially when curiosity, boredom or monotony gets the best of our hearts — and, ahem, our groins. That being said, if you commit infidelity in your long-term relationship and fess up to your wanderings, could your union actually be better off than it was before you strayed? According to several psychologists, the answer is a resounding: nope, not at all …. Before you move in the direction of your disloyal ambitions, consider the consequences it could have on not only the relationship you’ve built, but your confidence and the self-esteem of your partner. Here, we present a closer look at what cheating actually does to a couple: This vital bone of any couplehood is what glues you together, makes you feel comfortable, and encourages you to be vulnerable together. Without it, the loveRead 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 Therapist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. Interviewed For “5 Ways To Help Your Partner Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder” on marthastewartweddings.com (11/06/2017)

Excerpt: While seeing your partner down in the dumps may inspire you to do all that you can to raise their spirits, resist the urge to bake their favorite cake or grab a few bottles of their go-to liquor. According to Los Angeles therapist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help alleviate symptoms. “Taking care of yourself can help lower some of the depressive symptoms and increase self-satisfaction, self-esteem, and a sense of having some control over the SAD,” she says. “Periodically remind your significant other to eat healthy and appropriate amounts of food, drink enough water, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and connect with loved ones, including you, for emotional support.” Read what Los Angeles therapist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. has to say on marthastewartweddings.com’s “5 Ways To Help Your Partner Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder.”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

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

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