Jay Thomas, PsyD

Jay Thomas, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist – PSY32701

Child & Adolescent Specialty Practice 

Pronouns: They / Them / Theirs

Hello and welcome! I work as a therapist in the Institute’s Child and Adolescent Specialty Program (CASP). As a clinician who believes in providing children and families with the tools they need to thrive, I believe therapy can be a space where folks can learn how to cope with difficult emotions or experiences and find new ways to move through the world.

I have a particular passion for working alongside marginalized youth and their parents. My approach tends to be client centered, meaning that I hope to build on your existing strengths and offer a space where you can discover new ways of coping that work best for you. In therapy, I tend to incorporate a variety of interventions including mindfulness, grounding techniques, self-monitoring, as well as play and narrative therapy techniques to help clients reach their goals for treatment.

I love to support clients as they work through identity development questions and learn ways to advocate for themselves. Similarly, I also deeply value helping folks develop new strategies for coping with challenging emotions or oppressive experiences, as well as discover healthier ways to be in relationship with others. As I wrap up this intro, I’d love to add one final note: I’m so glad you’re here. I know that seeking out new services can be challenging – so whenever anyone takes that first step, it’s worth celebrating. I can’t wait to meet you and get started.  


  • LGBTQ affirming care 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Social skills
  • Self-esteem / Self-confidence
  • Body Image and Disordered Eating
  • Trauma recovery 
  • Nuero-divergence & Disability
  • Mindfulness
  • ADHD Treatment
  • Psychological assessment 

Presentations and Workshops:

  • Weekly webinars for mental wellness during the Covid-19 pandemic 
  • Panel for mental health professionals on Ableism and disabled pride
  • Workshops for teens: social justice and mental health 

Advanced Training:

  • Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) 
  • Mindfulness

Prior Experience:

  • Rockwell Psychological Services 
  • Pacific Clinics
  • Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Education Services 
  • The Wright Institute Sanctuary Project 
  • Through the Looking Glass 


  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, The Wright Institute 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles 


My mission is to create a safe space in which children, adolescents and their families can engage in self-discovery and build resilience in the face of marginalization or difficult life experiences. 

Email: JThomas@IFGD.care

Phone: 626-585-8075 ext.155

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