Years of Experience

Delvena R. Thomas is a mother, an American soldier, a scientist, and a physician who advocates tirelessly for healthy living to strengthen individuals, families, communities, and workplaces around the world. She is an ardent champion for sound mental health and an expert in the development of evidence-based prevention, as well as treatment strategies that foster it.

In her private practice, Dr. Thomas provides individual, couple, and group therapy to address several issues, including: performance problems experienced by serious amateur and professional athletes, addiction, sexual dysfunction, mood and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Thomas also works as a consultant for companies and government agencies, leading group discussions that help organizations reboot their work climates. Having served as clinical director and chief psychiatrist for the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons, she is adept at providing instruction to federal employees and in law enforcement settings. 

No stranger to media coverage, Dr. Thomas has lent her expert opinion to a wide array of topics to news organizations, reporting on everything from “bad bosses” and synthetic drugs to military issues. She has been featured on Miami’s Channel 10 news and can be heard regularly on Miami’s Hot 105 FM on the Rick Party Show – “Ask Dr. Delvena”. Dr. Delvena Thomas is a contributing author for the Onyx Magazine in their Health section.

Her experience includes time spent working with patients suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, addiction, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Thomas is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and a veteran of Operations Iraqi & Enduring Freedom, and has completed three tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait, where she provided mental health care for soldiers who required stress reduction/therapy, family connectedness, and spiritual well-being.

Trained in medicine and psychiatry at University of Maryland Medical Systems in Baltimore (MD), she is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, and maintains a private practice in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Thomas is a consulting psychiatrist for the National Football League. She serves as a voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, as well as a consulting psychiatrist at Cleveland Clinic–Florida. She maintains hospital privileges at Aventura Hospital (Aventura, FL), and Palmetto General Hospital (Hialeah, FL).

Born in Ft. Riley, Kansas and raised in a military family, Dr. Thomas brings her wide range of experiences to her practices in North Miami and Aventura. She lives in Florida with her teenage son. In her spare time, she enjoys watching college and professional football, playing golf, and traveling.