Jennifer Thomas, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Thomas completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin. She obtained her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She completed her clinical psychology internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California Medical Center Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation Center (CAARE Center). While completing her internship and fellowship she specialized in providing evidence-based treatments for youth and their caregivers suffering trauma-symptoms related to child maltreatment, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Other areas of specialization included Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidenced-based treatment for children and their parents who are struggling with disruptive behaviors; and completing Child Welfare and Psychological evaluations.
Since completing her fellowship at the UC Davis CAARE Center, Dr. Thomas has gone on to work at the UC Davis MIND Institute, where her clinical work is focused on the assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autism. Dr. Thomas also provides social skills group therapy to children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental and psychological disorders (i.e. ADHD, autism, anxiety disorder, etc.).
In addition to her work at the MIND Institute, Dr. Thomas can be found at the Sutter Center for Psychiatry assisting with the training and supervision of the internship program, and providing group therapy to adolescents and adults participating in the partial hospitalization program. Her areas of specialty are vast and include evidence based treatments for youth and their families who are experiencing difficulties related to adjustment, learning disorders, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism-spectrum disorders, and disruptive behavior disorders.
Dr. Thomas joined healing Pathways with the goal of utilizing her experience to reach a larger population of clients. It is her hope to provide excellent evidence-based therapies to a diverse population who may not need in-patient acute care services, or whom are looking for a more family feel from their provider.