Josh Thomas, PhD

Clinical Psychologist located in La Jolla, CA

Josh Thomas, PhD

About Dr. Thomas

Dr. Josh Thomas is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance addiction, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, trauma, work-related stress, intimate partner and interpersonal relationship conflicts, and chronic pain. With an emphasis in clarifying and living from personal values, his approach is highly compassionate, culturally sensitive, strengths-based, and evidenced-based. He integrates CBT, ACT, and mindfulness-based interventions to help individuals with uncovering, discovering, and discarding thinking and behavioral patterns that are blocking them from living enriched and empowered lives. He also practices internal family systems (IFS) therapy to support individuals with healing from posttraumatic experiences.

Dr. Thomas has worked at all levels of care for the treatment of severe substance addictions that include acute detox, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient. He is a former clinical director of a highly regarded dual diagnosis treatment center in San Diego. He has published research in the areas of alcohol addiction and neuropsychological functioning and CBT treatment-effectiveness for depression in late-life. He has also consulted with innovative tech companies to integrate mindfulness-based CBT, biofeedback, and telemedicine for the treatment of depression.

Dr. Thomas enjoys working with adolescents and adults and he currently sees patients via video-medicine across the State of California. In addition to his clinical practice, he provides clinical supervision services at several treatment centers in San Diego that focus on substance addiction recovery.