Wallace Wilkins

Wallace Wilkins, Ph.D.

Psychologist

901 Boren Ave.
Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-284-1943

Email: Email Wallace Wilkins

Website: www.take-risks.com

Primary Focus: Addiction / Drug /Alcohol Counseling, Adult Adjustment / Life Transitioning Counseling, Anxiety / Panic Disorders Counseling, Communication / Social Skills Counseling, Consulting / Coaching, Stress / Depression Counseling

Scope of Practice

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As a clinical psychologist, I counsel adults with mood problems (depression, anxiety, anger), stress, behavior problems, impulse control, relationship issues, self-esteem and substance use (alcohol, tobacco, drugs, food). Clients develop insight, understanding and action steps to reach their goals. We work together to relieve their stress and negative emotions, reduce unwanted habits, become more mindful of self-enhancing behaviors, improve self-image and self-confidence, and develop practical skills to apply at home and in the workplace.

 

Range of Focus

  • Accepting Change
  • Anger Management
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Creating Resiliency
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Enhance Leadership Skills
  • Grief & Loss
  • Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personal Motivation / Goal Setting
  • Phobias
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress reduction
  • Workplace Issues
  • Addictive / Compulsive Behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Goal Setting
  • Healthy Communication Skills
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Personal Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Work / Life Balance

Values and Philosophy

Instead of just coping with distress after it begins, you can learn strategies to prevent many distressing experiences before they start. By examining your thinking habits and perspectives, you can let go of those which promote negative moods and unwanted behaviors. Enhance the thoughts and perspectives that lead to more positive moods and more constructive behavior.

By building upon your strengths and by becoming choiceful about your perspectives, you can optimize your capacity to live a satisfying, successful life at home and at work. Quoting a recent success: “It’s amazing how much you can unburden yourself just by changing your perspective.”

I can facilitate this process by offering new ideas for change and by supporting your transitions. With your active participation, you can develop more positive beliefs about yourself, your future and the people in your life. Become more resilient as you confront challenging situations. Develop a value-added strategy to engage change with greater self-confidence and self-esteem.

 

 

Therapeutic Technique and Methodology

I tailor several effective strategies to serve the individual concerns and aspirations of each client. These methods include Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Regulation and Guided Imagery.

My clients focus on their present concerns and their current circumstances without extensive exploration of childhood events. Whether you learned your habits a long time ago or relatively recently, you can apply practical methods to alter the specific patterns that create distress and impede your progress.

Most of my clients develop skills to manage their internal dialog and self-criticism. They trade that harsh, critical voice for a positive, mentoring voice that provides substantial support from within themselves. With your practice, you can profit even from occasional setbacks.

Your consistent progress is a result of our collaborative, goal-oriented relationship. I can show you a unique, personal guidance system to identify the specific, positive qualities that you want to acquire to enrich your life. Both you and I become accountable to help you pursue your aspirations. New thinking strategies and new behavior patterns enable clients to enjoy greater success without the burdens of perfectionism, procrastination, distress, hostility, worry or negativity.

Education, Certification and Professional Associations

Degrees and Certifications

Ph.D., 1970
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Memberships
  • Washington State Psychologist Association
  • American Psychological Association

Licenses to Practice and Registrations

Licenses

Washington Psychologist License
License number: 1454

Registrations
  • National Provider Identifier Registry #1508936931

Payment Information and Hours

Most clients schedule our meetings on weekdays from 9:00 – 5:00. With advance planning, we can schedule meetings early evening or week-ends.

I accept client co-payments at each session. Insurance companies are billed for the balance.

 

Insurance Reimbursement Provider For: Aetna (out-of-network), BridgeSpan Health, CIGNA (out-of-network), First Choice Health, Group Health Access PPO, Group Health Alliant Plus (not Alliant Select), Group Health Options (not Options Select), Healthcare Management Administration, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, KPS, Kaiser Permanente Access PPO, Meritain, Moda Health Plan, Multicare Connected Care Health Network, Northwest Sheet Metal Workers, Options Health Care, Regence Blue Shield PPO, Sound Health & Wellness Trust, Uniform Medical Plan, Value Options, Washington Employers Trust

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