Dr. Thomas C. Maples, Ph.D., LMFT, is a therapist trained in helping people cope with stressful and incredibly difficult situations. As a Ph.D. graduate of Saybrook University in San Francisco, he has pursued additional coursework in analytical, clinical psychology, and spiritually based methods of psychology. Dr. Maples is completely committed to helping people heal in the ways that are best for them.
Dr. Maples practices psychology from an analytical perspective, which is very uncommon. Rather than forcing people to conform to what therapy “should be,” he guides patients along a personal journey at a pace that they’re comfortable with – and he does this by meeting people where they are, both developmentally and emotionally.
I am a therapist, because first and foremost, I love to help people in their journeys to find themselves. Witnessing a person make heartfelt changes in their lives and begin to realize their utmost potential is what I love about my job.” Dr. Thomas Maples
As a firm believer in dreams and the philosophy of The Secret, Dr. Maples is known for not only listening to his patients, but hearing and empathizing with what they’re saying. He’s unafraid to think outside the box when it comes to helping his patients heal, which sets him apart from many other therapists in Stockton and elsewhere in California.
He has belonged to the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and is actively involved with the San Joaquin County Bar Association as an MCLE presenter. He has attained the Shodan level black belt in Aikido, actively blogs, creates inspirational videos, and has recently undertaken The Myth Within Podcast, which explores ways we can use the themes of myth to guide our life and realize our inner potential.
Dr. Maples thoroughly enjoys his work and has treated a wide range of patients suffering from a variety of psychological symptoms. He prides himself on finding the people behind the issues, and as a result, he’s helped many people develop new perspectives on their self-healing journeys.
In his free time, he actively studies forensic psychology books to be better equipped to help clients facing child-custody related issues. He’s also very interested in the areas where psychology and law intersect but when he’s not learning or reading the latest case studies, you’ll catch him in the gym.
Dr. Maples’ favorite pastime is traveling to new, exotic lands with his family and watching his children benefit from learning about other cultures, mores and traditions.