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 others this may be a familiar experience.  In either case, it is important to find a person with whom you can develop an open and trusting relationship.

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
  • Psychodynamic; relationship focused therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • 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 reason he/she does not believe we are a good fit, I am happy to refer out. Likewise, if I determine there is a conflict of interest or someone else might be a better resource for the client, I will also refer.

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

Psy.D., PC

1100 E Marina Way, Suite 221
Hood River, OR 97031
Licensed Psychologist: OR 1081

Phone: 541-386-2998
FAX: 541-387-2962

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
8:00-6:00
some Friday mornings