Practical, Competent, Psychological Counseling That Has Guided Clients for 3 Decades
Dr. John H. Thomas, PHD
Photography by Tracy Doyle
For Dr. John Thomas, “speaking the language” of his varied clientele is a big part of the reason he’s been able to maintain a successful practice for over 30 years. Dr. Thomas has a diverse clientele and provides services for a wide range of cognitive behavioral and emotional issues.Dr. John H. Thomas is a licensed Psychologist in private practice in Cincinnati, OH. He received an A.B. in Psychology from the University of Detroit, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati and a Doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. John H. Thomas is also a member on the Board of Directors of the Zion Temple Christian Academy. He is also a past vice president of the Cincinnati chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists.
He is a member of the American Psychological Association, The Ohio Psychological Association, the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Dr. Thomas also has ties to the local community as a member of the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky African American Chamber. He was a past honoree for the Applause Magazine Image Makers Award. He currently has a website, www.drjohnhthomaspsychologist.com, where he invites members of the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities to come to counseling to resolve their issues.
Dr. Thomas is married to Attorney Leslie F. Thomas. Dr. Thomas and his wife have a radio program called Psychology and Law for Life which can be heard on WAIF 88.3 on Friday nights at 8:00pm. They have previously hosted “Psychology and Law for Life,” on local radio station 1230 The BUZZ. He also provides seminars for local and national church organizations on premarital and marital bonding, as well as remarriage bonding solutions.
Dr. John H. Thomas counsels a wide range of individuals in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. As a Christian Psychologist, he uses a wide range of biblical concepts and psychological theories to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals. He believes the most effective results from psychotherapy can be achieved if psychotherapist and clients include biblical principles to understand and resolve counseling issues. He is thoroughly convinced of the effectiveness of using biblical principles in his psycho-therapeutic work. Since he counsels such a diverse group of clients, he uses multiple linguistic strategies to convey concepts to clients.
“The feedback I’ve received is that I’m relatable,” he explains. “I can adapt to any given client and use concepts they understand through the use of colloquial language.” One client might relate to passages from Homer’s “Iliad” and “The Odyssey,” while another might find more meaning from biblical scriptures, one of Dr.Thomas’s areas of expertise.
“Biblical” is one of his favorite languages, in fact, and is at the heart of one of his four main goals: spiritual, emotional, psychological and behavioral growth. Dr. Thomas is proud to identify himself as a Christian Psychologist, and many local faith communities have embraced this approach. The ever-growing Crossroads community and other churches refer new clients regularly.
While Dr. Thomas has seen clients from all walks of life over the past three decades, he has found several topics that are common across the board: anxiety, bereavement, career challenges, depression and marriage and family issues. “Psychological problems can happen to anyone,” he says. “And many benefit from the work done in psychological counseling.”
Dr. Thomas is also able to provide psychological testing, which he says can “shed light on how a person functions in the world by revealing the way they perceive themselves and others.”
Outside the walls of his iconic East Walnut Hills office building, Dr. Thomas is an active community member. His Friday night radio program, “Psychology and Law for Life,” co-hosted with his wife, attorney Leslie F. Thomas, airs at 8 p.m. on WAIF, 88.3 FM. The call-in show focuses on human relationships, including issues related to family law. Past shows are archived on Dr. Thomas’s website.
Dr. John Thomas’s office is located at 1420 E McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206. For more information, call 513.961.5682 or visit drjohnthomaspsychologist.com.