I provide goal-focused therapy and coaching for psychological issues and for marriage, family, parenting, and relationship challenges.
I use psychodynamic and CBT / DBT approaches together with leading edge techniques.
I’m David Wilde, a licensed psychotherapist and marriage, family, and parenting coach in Warwick and Orangeburg, NY. I provide therapy and coaching for individuals and couples with an approach that is direct, interactive, and effective. I teach practical skills and tools while facilitating healing and growth, and use traditional and alternative methods including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), EFT (a modality of energy psychology), hypnotherapy and guided meditation.
Services I provide:
Psychotherapy for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADD, Anger & Stress Management
Marriage and Relationship Counseling & Coaching
Family Counseling & Coaching for Parenting, Teen, Single-Parent & Blended Family Challenges
Life Coaching including Career, Job-Search Coaching with Resume Preparation, Interview Role-Playing, and Academic Coaching.
Therapy for Sex & Pornography Addictions
Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, & EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) for Manifesting Goals & Resolving Psychic Conflict
ADD and ADHD Therapy and Coaching
Treatment for Academic & Self-Esteem Challenges
Spiritual Guidance and Metaphysical Coaching with “The Secret” Law of Attraction, “A Course in Miracles” and other Eastern principles and teachings
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Inner-Child, Breath & Gestalt work, aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, “Emotionally Focused Therapy” & principles of Imago Therapy for couples
Whether working as a therapist, coach, or both, my approach is direct, hands-on, solution-focused, and down to earth. I will work with you and help you progress, step by step, towards attaining your goals, whether marital, family, emotional, psychological, career or job-search-related, business/entrepreneurial, or spiritual.
With respect to interpersonal and emotional/psychological issues, traditional psychotherapy alone so often misses the mark; in fact, it often keeps people “stuck” in their problems. The traditional psychoanalytic method without practical tools simply does not work for the vast majority of people. Where psychotherapy is indicated and necessary, I utilize alternative, holistic, proactive methods and teach techniques and tools to my clients for their use between sessions rather than simply passively listening and asking clients “how does that make you feel?” Holistic, alternative, and largely nontraditional methods are what I find to be most effective.
holistic and alternative
What do the words “holistic” and “alternative” mean in the context of therapy and relationship coaching? They mean that my work contemplates that your relationship issues are the result of a number of factors including not only the dynamics of your relationship itself, but also the individual health — of body, mind, and spirit — of each partner. Any relationship can be only as strong as each partner’s own health. So whether we’re utilizing “Emotionally Focused Therapy”, principles of “Imago Therapy”, or whether I’m teaching “active listening”, communication skills, facilitating guided imagery, leading in meditation for stress reduction, teaching Emotional Freedom Technique (“EFT”) to deal with overwhelming feelings, facilitating hypnotherapy or utilizing “Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing” (“EMDR”), our goal is the most effective route to a healed relationship and to a healed “you”.
I completed an externship in “Emotionally Focused Therapy” developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, which is considered by many to be the most successful approach to couples counseling in the world today. EFT is one of the best documented, most substantive, and well-researched approaches to couples therapy; it stands as one of the best validated couples interventions in North America. EFT has achieved an astounding 75 percent success rate, with 86 percent of couples reporting feeling happier in their relationships. This is in stark comparison to other forms of couples therapy which have been shown in studies to be only about 35 percent effective in healing relationships.
I was featured on Lifetime TV in which I released and introduced my CD, “Peeling the Onion & Mending Your Marriage.” All of the tracks of this CD are now available beginning with the Introductory Track, here.