Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed psychologist who works as an independent practitioner. This means I have a private practice, and even if I share office space with another practitioner, my practice is separate.
For some of you, seeking out a psychologist is new; for
I would like to share a little bit about my background and current beliefs regarding psychotherapy and working with people. I say “current beliefs”, for the field of psychology continues to evolve. Having worked in the mental health field for over 35 years, I have seen many shifts regarding our understanding of people, relationships and treatment. As a psychologist, it is my duty to learn about new ideas and approaches that will allow me to be the most helpful to others.
Though there are many similar symptoms or conditions, I view every person as unique. Focusing on the relationship in therapy allows for the development of trust and safety, which I believe is necessary for therapy to be effective.
I use a variety of approaches, depending on the issues the client chooses to address. These may include:
- Supportive cognitive behavioral therapy
- EMDR — Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
- Mindfulness Practices
- Play therapy
- Consultation with parents
- Gottman approach used with couples
There needs to be “a good fit” regarding the relationship between the client and therapist. Therapists have varied backgrounds, training and personalities. If I meet with a client and for any
Depending on the referral, I see individuals, couples and families. I work with children as young as five years old, adolescents, and adults. I typically meet with people weekly and space sessions out as things are improving.
David C. Wade
1100 E Marina Way, Suite 221
Hood River, OR 97031
Licensed Psychologist: OR 1081
Monday – Thursday
some Friday mornings