Testimonials for David S. Wilde
“My wife and I started seeing David to deal with some marriage difficulties. David didn’t allow us to waste our time and money arguing over the petty details, but got right to the heart of the matter. He is an amazing listener and very empathic and perceptive to both points of view.<
He challenged us to take a look at ourselves objectively, even when at times it was hard to do so and it was from a view point that wasn’t a judgment but an honest reflection. David is an old soul and has a rare and unique gift of blending the spiritual and the clinical, the caring shoulder to cry on and tough love when needed.
If it hadn’t been for his sessions, my wife and I would not have arrived at where we are now, both better people for it and we’re now very happily married and our marriage is all that we always wanted it to be. Without David’s help, our family wouldn’t have healed and my wife and I wouldn’t have welcomed the newest addition to our family, whom we gave the middle name “David”.
– Andy W., Software Engineer
“About 18 months ago, I found myself at a crossroads in my career and personal life. Being a physician myself, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a life coach I found through the internet. Looking back, I consider myself very lucky to have discovered David S. Wilde in exactly this way.
In the past, I’ve tried traditional therapy several times but never found it helpful, only frustrating. What made the life coach experience with David Wilde so different is that he encouraged me to focus on my strengths and not my weaknesses. He didn’t treat me as someone with a psychological problem but rather as an individual with a range of choices. He made it his job to help me sort through the options, to let go of those that would increase my frustration, and to pursue alternatives that would bring me happiness.
With David’s help, I was able to find a great job that gives me everything I was hoping for in terms of enjoyment and the feeling that what I do is valuable. And more importantly, in my personal life, I was able to define what I needed in a relationship and to understand why my significant other at the time wasn’t serving my best interests. David’s perceptions are laser-sharp when it comes to assessing the pluses and minuses of relationships. What I appreciated most were that he always highlighted my abilities, rooted for me, and helped me to make the correct decision. After every session, I felt empowered and invigorated — a far cry from traditional psychotherapy, which delves into the origins of one’s flaws and can cause a sense of sadness, loss, or inadequacy.
David gives his clients homework — but he does his homework too. At every session I knew he had read what I emailed to him, and not only that, he also thought about it. At the beginning, he used a device called the Wheel of Life. Initially, mine was lacking in satisfaction in several areas. After a few short months of working with David, I can honestly say that every segment of my Wheel of Life is close to 100% in terms of happiness and fulfillment of my goals.”
– Susan, Physician
“David seems to have a mastery of every mode of therapy available to anyone seeking clarity. I think what makes David unique is his innate and professional sense of what style of therapy is most appropriate for each individual client. I always felt that his techniques were perfect for me. I think David’s professional expertise gives him an edge over many therapists because he has so many tools and modalities to draw from. Therefore he is able to positively help many different types of people each in a unique situation in search of clarity, insight and healing. His range of expertise extends from psychotherapy to guided meditation to spiritual insight and coaching.
David is professional and has a way of making one always feel at ease. I never felt a barrier between us as one might feel when working with a professional therapist/coach. That kind of open style worked well for me as it created a wonderful environment for my personal explorations with him.
Having “homework” from David benefited me enormously. It always gave me a sense of personal progress, which is partly why I sought out therapy to begin with. I now feel equipped to face and actively change the things in my life that are important to me. David helped initiate an empowered perspective in me which I now use as a tool in my life.”
“David Wilde is my and my husband’s relationship coach. What is most astonishing about David is the way he interweaves spiritual insight through life’s challenges to effect authentic change, from the inside out. David has helped guide us towards an expanded gratitude for each other and the expectancy of miracles in our daily lives.
He tenderly (yet directly and persistently!) dips his finger into one’s pools of emotions that are often so muddled as to be rendered nearly unrecognizable – and raises them to the light of awareness. David’s keen perception navigates the underlying layers of what is being said until the real issues naturally surface. When that occurs solutions and forward progress are rapid.
I especially treasure David’s spiritual approach to the “ordinary” – not through any organized belief system but through the realness of living love itself. David has held a lamp upon the individual streams of our own life forces while enabling us towards unlimited possibilities. I can recommend David Wilde in all facets of support as a unique, spiritually-based life coach whose own being stands as his resume.”
– Terry Seale, Art Director/Adjunct College Faculty
“David is a very down to earth guy who puts you at ease almost instantly. He uses his vast knowledge and past experiences to ask all the right questions to not only get to know what makes me tick but also to get me to think things through, through different eyes.”
– Lynn B.
“David’s spontaneous intuitiveness is my favorite quality. He always asks the perfect question for me, or suggests the perfect answer. Sometimes he doesn’t even know how perfect it is, but he just goes with what he feels. He keeps me moving in a healthy direction. And I always leave lighter than when I begin. That’s my favorite part of seeing him. Even if we deal with something that is really heavy for me, I always lighten up and laugh. That is so healing…”
– Sharon F.
“The most important factor in choosing a counselor was my need for a spiritual foundation from which to work and progress. I quickly found that strong connection and “safe place” with David, and was able to work through many of the challenges I was facing, including serious health issues and the pain of divorce. David helped me to navigate through these difficult times with a greater sense of strength and clarity, to let go of fear and move forward toward a new life. That kind of support is crucial and the benefits are priceless!”
“We have learned, with David’s help, that we create and magnify what we want to see, and that changing what we want inside recreates the world itself. We can never again fool ourselves that we are not, one choice at a time, “selecting and projecting” onto others exactly what we ourselves most want. The magic wand of possibility is in our hands right now! Who would have guessed?”
– Rob, Branch Manager/Designer
“David Wilde facilitated some very important healing sessions for me and my sister. Although we covered some painful and long-standing emotional territory, David helped us communicate with each other- and with ourselves- in a skilled, caring, and deeply insightful manner. David struck the perfect balance between reflective listening, gentle exploring, and sharing of practical advice. Thanks to his wonderful skill, David has helped my sister and me build a much deeper understanding of each others’ wishes and needs, and how we might meet each other half way to continue to enjoy a loving, supportive and mutually satisfying relationship. David is a real pro and an authentic, spiritual person (with a great sense of humor as icing on the cake!). I would recommend his counseling to even the most skeptical cynic. Thank you, David Wilde.”
“I first started going to David to deal with difficulties in my marriage and definition of self. When he suggested EMDR as a treatment to deal with the issues we uncovered, I was curious but skeptical. What followed was a rapid approach that I can only define as astounding in what it uncovered, in how it helped me heal, in how quickly it moved us to the next level of dealing with the changes I needed to make. David not only answered questions and concerns, but gave me tools to use everyday to help in dealing with what life brings. I truly believe I was changed for the better and the effect of my sessions on myself, and on my relationship with my husband were life-altering.”
– Stacy, Research Specialist
“The thing I appreciated most about working with David is the way I was heard… he is an active listener. David patiently helped me move through and beyond a very painful family situation that had kept me stuck for years. I was seeking and praying for a therapist who would take my spirituality seriously and not dismiss my views… I found that person in David. The most difficult thing to come to terms with sometimes is acknowledging your own truths, accepting them, and then acting in accord with them…David helped me to recognize my truths and gave me permission to feel okay about them.”
– Robin, Office Manager
“David, my most favorite thing about you (and I find you different from my other therapist in this regard) is that you are willing to talk about yourself and your own struggles. It makes our interaction more human and not clinical… I would describe you as someone who is very knowledgeable about how our bodies respond to fear. I like your spiritual approach to anxiety.”
“Therapy with you enabled my husband and I to address specific issues in our relationship and address overall patterns preparing for marriage… Our experience was very positive. “…you are very approachable & down to earth and employ a variety of techniques to address specific problems or enhance interactions.”
– Lauren Chesley
“A spiritual psychotherapist, able to combine all aspects of the human being… The therapy was a wonderful tool to help our marriage to reach deep levels of honesty and stuffed feelings… We enjoyed the sessions, healing experience, had fun & gut level honesty/work… A safe environment with a spiritual foundation was felt in your sessions. Having my feelings being validated, being heard, feeling safe & not judged.”
– Mary-Ellen M.