Dr. Reshale L. Thomas, PsyD
Dr. Reshale L. Thomas is a licensed clinical psychologist, founder and owner of Allay Psychological Services in Fresno, CA. In 2009, Dr. Thomas completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and minor in piano performance at Fresno Pacific University. She went on to Fuller Theological Seminary—Graduate School of Psychology to earn her Master of Arts in Psychology in 2012, Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry (MATM) in Spring of 2015, and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) in Fall of 2015.
Dr. Thomas has worked and trained in some of the most underserved communities in the Southern California area, including El Monte, Watts, and with the Los Angeles Christian Health Centers and Los Angeles Mission on Skid Row. Her final year of training was spent at Philhaven Behavioral Health in Central Pennsylvania, where she underwent specialty training working with Old Order Amish and Mennonite Communities. Dr. Thomas’ areas of research and expertise include substance abuse; trauma and resilience; poverty; multicultural issues; spirituality and health; creative arts and wellness; program planning, development and evaluation; and integrated medical and behavioral health care.
As a licensed clinician, Dr. Thomas works with individuals and families from all backgrounds and walks of life to address issues including depression, anxiety, grief, difficult life transitions, aging, and trauma. Dr. Thomas brings a warm, nonjudgmental presence to the therapeutic process. Her clients enjoy her sense of humor and ability to draw from multiple treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, coping skills training, and interpersonal therapy.
Dr. Thomas is passionate about improving health and wellness in communities of color. Allay Psychological Services regularly partners with the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce to provide mental health education workshops and symposiums. When not doing clinical work, Dr. Thomas can be found guest speaking for various community events and organizations; working out at the gym; or playing, singing, and directing music at local churches.
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