Dr. Delvena Thomas is a nationally recognized mental health expert and advocate working to end the stigma of mental illness and educate the public about the brain. She is a
mother, an American soldier, a scientist, and a physician who promotes healthy mental living to strengthen individuals, families, communities, and workplaces around the world.
She is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and maintains a private practice in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and alternative health, including CBD products and medicinal cannabis certifications. She also holds key leadership roles on panel discussions and at town hall meetings that have included congressional and community leaders.
Throughout the pandemic and nationwide protests and riots, Dr. Thomas’ expertise has been pivotal. Noted events include: June 2020 featured guest on WUSA “Great Day
Washington,” discussing and provide tips on managing emotions during the protests; NBC 6 Miami “Breathing While Black Virtual Town Hall;” May 2020 featured mental health expert during Mental Health Awareness Month on Cox Media’s HOT 105’s “The Show” and on the nationally syndicated radio show “The Rick and Sasha Show.” April 2020 “COVID-19 Survival in the Black Community Town Hall”, and many more.
Dr. Thomas can discuss a wide range of topics like bad bosses, synthetic drugs, military issues, and postpartum mental health problems, to name a few. She is the author and producer
of her podcast “The Brain Love Podcast,” and runs her own nonprofit The DRT Brain Love Foundation. Its mission: provide a culturally sensitive and holistic approach to mental and
behavioral health for disadvantaged individuals by encompassing awareness, education, prevention, and treatment modalities to improve the quality of life.
In 2019, Dr. Thomas developed a Healing Heroes Mental Wellness Program, where she taught hundreds of police officers’ techniques to handle the stress, anxiety, depression, and other pressures that often come with such critical and challenging roles in the community. She works as a consultant for companies and government agencies, leading group discussions that help organizations reboot their work climates and address cultural sensitivity.
Dr. Thomas has an undergraduate degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2003). She completed her
residency training at the University of Maryland and Sheppard Enoch Pratt Psychiatry Program, where she obtained her Master of Public Health. Thomas is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and a veteran of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom who has completed three tours of duty to provide mental health care for soldiers needing stress reduction and therapy.