My training and experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked in a variety capacities including outpatient work, day treatment, and residential treatment with adolescents. My work has included individual, family, couples, and groups. Most insurance plans are accepted.
The therapeutic relationship is unique and boundaries are very important. During the first few
I believe for therapy to be effective it must be a collaborative process and not a relationship of “doctor knows best.” Upon
My goal is to provide a safe environment to work through issues. Part of feeling safe is empowerment. I may make recommendations regarding treatment;
Since therapy often involves exploring many aspects of the client’s life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings and thoughts at times. It is important to share and work through these experiences. My approach to therapy includes examining thoughts, feelings, behaviors and physical reactions. Reprocessing memories that were stored negatively and developing an adaptive response not only
Though I have worked with many people over the years, everyone is unique. Thus therapy is a process of working together to determine how to best meet the client’s treatment goals. For some, this may mean several sessions; for others this may be a year or longer. It is not uncommon to be in therapy a number of months. There are many people who complete their work and return to therapy in the future to address new issues or for a “booster shot” of a few sessions.
Typically I like to meet with people weekly and then space out the sessions as the client is feeling more comfortable. The frequency of sessions will depend on the types of issues and whenever there is a crisis. With changes in the health care field, there has been an increasing emphasis on coordination of care. It is typical for one’s primary care provider to have contact with the psychologist. I will request a release to share information with your primary care provider. However, you may choose to allow this continuity of care or not. When a client decides to end treatment for any reason, it is important they inform me so I can make any recommendations or assist in this process.
David C. Wade
1100 E Marina Way, Suite 221
Hood River, OR 97031
Licensed Psychologist: OR 1081
Monday – Thursday
some Friday mornings