Who is RJ Thomas?
As a father and husband I understand the joys and struggles of family life. As an individual I understand stress, anxiety and the desire to find meaning and happiness. As a professional I am an experienced therapist who loves helping people to live happier, more productive lives and communicate better with their kids, their spouses and families.
As part of my professional life I am a writer, podcaster and filmmaker. In my personal life I am passionate about photography, sailing, surfing and ice hockey.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Washington and Lee University in Virginia and Master's Degree in Psychology with and emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. I have done post-graduate training with children, adolescents, families and couples at Airport Marina Counseling Service, one of the premiere training facilities in Los Angeles County. I am also a member of the prestigious American Family Therapy Academy.
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Assessment and Diagnosis
American Family Therapy Academy (afta.org)
International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Psy Chi: National Honor Society in Psychology
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)