Work With Athletes
Another one of Dr. Thomas’ passions is working with elite athletes. Specifically, her research interests involve exploration of the distinct developmental challenges and stressors affecting elite athletes, such as character and racial identity development in early stages, and grief and loss experienced at the end of their careers. In her private practice, she works with athletes at various stages of development, addressing issues affecting them most evidently outside of their sports, with the purpose of enhancing their functioning both on and off fields of play. This work is fundamentally different than traditional therapy in style and approach, but implements evidence based interventions.