Therapists Beginning With W in California

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Paulina Waas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, SAP
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92374
Paulina Waas has been practicing Psychotherapy for 18-plus years. She applies Theory and techniques as she identifies the needs of each client individually. She has experience in treating Adults, Children, and families. She takes a Psychodynamic approach to mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety, and Panic attack. A thorough Assessment using DSM-5, crisis interventions, Behavioral and Cognitive Models, and Systemic Perspectives are applied to each case individually as needed. Life coaching is also an approach to guide clients to achieve their goals.
Paulina Waas has been practicing Psychotherapy for 18-plus years. She applies Theory and techniques as she identifies the needs of each client individually. She has experience in treating Adults, Children, and families. She takes a Psychodynamic approach to mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety, and Panic attack. A thorough Assessment using DSM-5, crisis interventions, Behavioral and Cognitive Models, and Systemic Perspectives are applied to each case individually as needed. Life coaching is also an approach to guide clients to achieve their goals.
(909) 341-1964 View (909) 341-1964
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Charity Wabuke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95814  (Online Only)
As a woman of color, I am passionate about breaking the mental health stigma and working with individuals who have experienced oppression, subtle or blatant discrimination, racism, or struggles with integrating into professional life as a minority. As a therapist, my goal is to provide a space for you to be authentically who you are, provide support during the hard times, ask tough questions when necessary, and work with you to find practical solutions to your challenges. My goal is for clients to feel seen, safe, and heard in our work together.
As a woman of color, I am passionate about breaking the mental health stigma and working with individuals who have experienced oppression, subtle or blatant discrimination, racism, or struggles with integrating into professional life as a minority. As a therapist, my goal is to provide a space for you to be authentically who you are, provide support during the hard times, ask tough questions when necessary, and work with you to find practical solutions to your challenges. My goal is for clients to feel seen, safe, and heard in our work together.
(310) 818-7764 View (310) 818-7764
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Teresa Wace
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070  (Online Only)
I focus on helping you build healthy and rewarding relationships with yourself and others. My clients tell me that they benefit from my unique ability to transform psychological principles into practical tools they can use every day to better their lives. Some of my clients are experiencing grief, loss and anxiety. Others are navigating major life transitions. Clients I see want to improve their inner and outer world, and learn more about themselves in order to feel more joy, love, and fulfillment in their lives.
I focus on helping you build healthy and rewarding relationships with yourself and others. My clients tell me that they benefit from my unique ability to transform psychological principles into practical tools they can use every day to better their lives. Some of my clients are experiencing grief, loss and anxiety. Others are navigating major life transitions. Clients I see want to improve their inner and outer world, and learn more about themselves in order to feel more joy, love, and fulfillment in their lives.
(650) 542-6622 View (650) 542-6622
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Karen B Wachler
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you... Worry too much but can't help it? Criticize yourself and guiltily believe you're not as good as other people think you are? Struggle with familiar patterns in relationships but can't seem to change? Feel inexplicably blocked from reaching your potential? Believe your problems have roots in the past but don't want to be like Woody Allen, on a therapist's couch, talking about it forever? Yearn for solutions but doubt that true relief is possible? Want to start feeling better ASAP but feel daunted about finding a therapist who will be a good 'fit' for you? I can help.
Do you... Worry too much but can't help it? Criticize yourself and guiltily believe you're not as good as other people think you are? Struggle with familiar patterns in relationships but can't seem to change? Feel inexplicably blocked from reaching your potential? Believe your problems have roots in the past but don't want to be like Woody Allen, on a therapist's couch, talking about it forever? Yearn for solutions but doubt that true relief is possible? Want to start feeling better ASAP but feel daunted about finding a therapist who will be a good 'fit' for you? I can help.
(415) 403-2121 View (415) 403-2121
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Dana Wackerly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering depth psychotherapy for adults and older adolescents. I am dedicated to working collaboratively with my clients, with the goal of generating personal growth and lasting change. We begin with an exploration of symptoms and initial problems, then widening therapy to include the history of major life attachments, sense of self, personality and current life events that impact quality of life. With over twenty-five years of experience, I've found the most potent approach is to work from an attitude of curiosity, warmth, determination, and compassion.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering depth psychotherapy for adults and older adolescents. I am dedicated to working collaboratively with my clients, with the goal of generating personal growth and lasting change. We begin with an exploration of symptoms and initial problems, then widening therapy to include the history of major life attachments, sense of self, personality and current life events that impact quality of life. With over twenty-five years of experience, I've found the most potent approach is to work from an attitude of curiosity, warmth, determination, and compassion.
(916) 827-4714 View (916) 827-4714
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Heather Waddle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95820  (Online Only)
Welcome! Starting on a healing journey in therapy can be intimidating, but I'm here to make your experience a positive one. Using empathy and going at your pace is my goal. I have experience working with adults with a variety of symptoms. I have a passion working with depression, trauma, anxiety, gender dysphoria, formerly incarcerated, and substance misuse. I am competent in Narrative, CBT, DBT, restorative justice, and trauma focused approaches. I also have experience working with first responders including correctional staff. In addition, I have specialized training working with gender dysphoria and gender affirming assessments.
Welcome! Starting on a healing journey in therapy can be intimidating, but I'm here to make your experience a positive one. Using empathy and going at your pace is my goal. I have experience working with adults with a variety of symptoms. I have a passion working with depression, trauma, anxiety, gender dysphoria, formerly incarcerated, and substance misuse. I am competent in Narrative, CBT, DBT, restorative justice, and trauma focused approaches. I also have experience working with first responders including correctional staff. In addition, I have specialized training working with gender dysphoria and gender affirming assessments.
(916) 623-1980 View (916) 623-1980
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Dawn Wade
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR, CHT, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rocklin, CA 95677
Do you long for encouragement to grow, someone who reinforces your strengths, can help you heal emotional & mental wounds, & change the dysfunctional patterns hindering your life? I work with adults- chronic trauma & high sensitivity. I can help you with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief & loss, self-esteem, relationship health, & more. Feeling stuck, misunderstood, or lost... wanting your hurt, concerns, & needs authentically heard & explored? My approach is tailored to your unique needs; we’ll develop a plan for healing, getting unstuck, letting go, & re-connection. Feeling hope & the relief you long for are possible.
Do you long for encouragement to grow, someone who reinforces your strengths, can help you heal emotional & mental wounds, & change the dysfunctional patterns hindering your life? I work with adults- chronic trauma & high sensitivity. I can help you with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief & loss, self-esteem, relationship health, & more. Feeling stuck, misunderstood, or lost... wanting your hurt, concerns, & needs authentically heard & explored? My approach is tailored to your unique needs; we’ll develop a plan for healing, getting unstuck, letting go, & re-connection. Feeling hope & the relief you long for are possible.
(916) 905-4278 View (916) 905-4278
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Ryan Wade
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, BSP
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Life might feel overwhelming to you now and your decision to come into therapy isn't easy. I provide a calm, secure setting where you can freely share your concerns. Listening compassionately and without judgment, I consider it an honor to walk along side you on your healing journey. We will uncover the strengths and positive qualities you already have within you. As a trauma specialist with over 13 years of experience, I am able to help my clients resolve issues more rapidly and completely than with traditional talk therapy.
Life might feel overwhelming to you now and your decision to come into therapy isn't easy. I provide a calm, secure setting where you can freely share your concerns. Listening compassionately and without judgment, I consider it an honor to walk along side you on your healing journey. We will uncover the strengths and positive qualities you already have within you. As a trauma specialist with over 13 years of experience, I am able to help my clients resolve issues more rapidly and completely than with traditional talk therapy.
(562) 275-3578 View (562) 275-3578
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Jesse Wade
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
My training would be defined as "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" but I engage in general therapy. This means that I will work with my clients to meet them where they are and use tools, interventions and approaches that respect their person and strives to align with who they are. I am here for the client and make it a point to engage on a humanistic level. I am not a therapist who sits in a chair and asks "how does that make you feel?" I am a therapist who wants to actively help you identify your goal(s) and come up with a plan for you to reach them. I will not waste your time and I am invested as much as you are.
My training would be defined as "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" but I engage in general therapy. This means that I will work with my clients to meet them where they are and use tools, interventions and approaches that respect their person and strives to align with who they are. I am here for the client and make it a point to engage on a humanistic level. I am not a therapist who sits in a chair and asks "how does that make you feel?" I am a therapist who wants to actively help you identify your goal(s) and come up with a plan for you to reach them. I will not waste your time and I am invested as much as you are.
(916) 507-0392 View (916) 507-0392
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Mary Wade
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Redwood City, CA 94064  (Online Only)
Finding yourself or a loved one in a place of internal chaos can feel unmanageable. When you feel overwhelmed in your mind, body, & emotions it can leave you in a dysregulated space. Struggling with difficult relationships either within yourself or with others can have part of you falling back into habitual behaviors. Sometimes you try to avoid your thoughts and feelings as a way to disconnect from internal struggles. You want to feel happy with yourself, relationships, and life so desperately but things seem to fall short. Unfortunately, we all experience events or situations in our lives that can leave us confused, hurt & lost.
Finding yourself or a loved one in a place of internal chaos can feel unmanageable. When you feel overwhelmed in your mind, body, & emotions it can leave you in a dysregulated space. Struggling with difficult relationships either within yourself or with others can have part of you falling back into habitual behaviors. Sometimes you try to avoid your thoughts and feelings as a way to disconnect from internal struggles. You want to feel happy with yourself, relationships, and life so desperately but things seem to fall short. Unfortunately, we all experience events or situations in our lives that can leave us confused, hurt & lost.
(650) 540-3589 View (650) 540-3589
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Sioban Wade
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92139
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is ardent about guiding my clients through challenges to experience healing and growth in their lives. I use several modalities to guide my work allowing me to be flexible to the needs of each individual client.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is ardent about guiding my clients through challenges to experience healing and growth in their lives. I use several modalities to guide my work allowing me to be flexible to the needs of each individual client.
(619) 826-0774 View (619) 826-0774
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Brittany Wade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95814  (Online Only)
Engaging in therapy is a courageous, empowering choice. I believe the foundations of a healing, productive therapeutic relationship are trust, authenticity, and collaboration. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgemental space to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to build insight into and change painful or unskillful patterns. I seek to help you illuminate stories you tell yourself about your emotional experiences and to shift narratives that aren’t serving you to build a joyful, connected, fulfilling life. My approach is eclectic and strengths-based, drawing from an array of modalities tailored to your unique needs and goals.
Engaging in therapy is a courageous, empowering choice. I believe the foundations of a healing, productive therapeutic relationship are trust, authenticity, and collaboration. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgemental space to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to build insight into and change painful or unskillful patterns. I seek to help you illuminate stories you tell yourself about your emotional experiences and to shift narratives that aren’t serving you to build a joyful, connected, fulfilling life. My approach is eclectic and strengths-based, drawing from an array of modalities tailored to your unique needs and goals.
(916) 623-7641 View (916) 623-7641
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Alexander Enrique Wade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. Seeking therapy support can be a very uncomfortable first step especially in communities that views mental health services as a stigma. As an Afro-Latino born and raised in Panama, I am familiar with societal pitfalls that trigger a mindset of hopelessness. Yet, it is through those struggles that have empowered me to change that narrative. In my 26 years of experience working for the city and county of San Francisco, Child Protective Services, vulnerable individuals and families have entrusted me to partner with them as they navigate times of crisis and despair.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. Seeking therapy support can be a very uncomfortable first step especially in communities that views mental health services as a stigma. As an Afro-Latino born and raised in Panama, I am familiar with societal pitfalls that trigger a mindset of hopelessness. Yet, it is through those struggles that have empowered me to change that narrative. In my 26 years of experience working for the city and county of San Francisco, Child Protective Services, vulnerable individuals and families have entrusted me to partner with them as they navigate times of crisis and despair.
(415) 592-7482 View (415) 592-7482
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Roché Wadehra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" -Anaïs Nin. There are times when we feel lost, confused, even fearful. Perhaps we find ourselves at a crossroads, undergoing life changing experiences. We want to deepen our relationship to all aspects of our lives, and may feel we know where we would like to be, but cannot find a foothold, or begin the journey alone. If any of these relate to your life situation, you are probably ready to enter into the therapeutic process.
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" -Anaïs Nin. There are times when we feel lost, confused, even fearful. Perhaps we find ourselves at a crossroads, undergoing life changing experiences. We want to deepen our relationship to all aspects of our lives, and may feel we know where we would like to be, but cannot find a foothold, or begin the journey alone. If any of these relate to your life situation, you are probably ready to enter into the therapeutic process.
(415) 549-0011 View (415) 549-0011
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Ravina Wadhwani
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126  (Online Only)
Hey there! I'm Ravina Wadhwani, licensed therapist (LPCC), survivor, and published poet. I'm a first-generation, proud South Asian woman-identifying therapist, who believes that therapy can be a safe space to heal from the unspeakable things that make us feel disconnected from ourselves, far from our purpose, and that have somehow managed to remove us from the track we wish to be on. We weren't designed to heal in isolation. I offer a brave space that is centered on you, as a whole person. I use a person-centered, compassionate approach that emphasizes your needs, goals, and the things that work best for you.
Hey there! I'm Ravina Wadhwani, licensed therapist (LPCC), survivor, and published poet. I'm a first-generation, proud South Asian woman-identifying therapist, who believes that therapy can be a safe space to heal from the unspeakable things that make us feel disconnected from ourselves, far from our purpose, and that have somehow managed to remove us from the track we wish to be on. We weren't designed to heal in isolation. I offer a brave space that is centered on you, as a whole person. I use a person-centered, compassionate approach that emphasizes your needs, goals, and the things that work best for you.
(650) 855-2791 View (650) 855-2791
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Christina Wafer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Encinitas, CA 92024  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Dr. Christina. Do you have a hard time regulating your emotions? Are you struggling to find meaning and value in life? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? How are your relationships with others? I am a licensed clinical psychologist with several years of experience working in clinical psychology settings, ranging from an inpatient psychiatric hospital to a women's residential substance use disorder treatment program. I help people who are easily overwhelmed to learn distress tolerance techniques and stress management skills. Together, we can strategize about what to do to help you to manage your emotions.
Hi there, I'm Dr. Christina. Do you have a hard time regulating your emotions? Are you struggling to find meaning and value in life? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? How are your relationships with others? I am a licensed clinical psychologist with several years of experience working in clinical psychology settings, ranging from an inpatient psychiatric hospital to a women's residential substance use disorder treatment program. I help people who are easily overwhelmed to learn distress tolerance techniques and stress management skills. Together, we can strategize about what to do to help you to manage your emotions.
(760) 313-7880 View (760) 313-7880
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Suraji Wagage
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
Outwardly, you seem to have it all together. You’re living the perfect life… on paper. On the inside, it feels like you’re just keeping your head above water. Days are lackluster and monotonous, like someone muted all the colors of life. Yet the painful emotions are vibrant as ever, and are starting to feel overwhelming: anxiety, loneliness, shame. Gnawing emptiness. You try to distract yourself, but it’s getting harder. The critical voice in your head is growing more insistent. You can’t talk about it because you’re the one people go to with their problems. You know something has to change, but you don’t know how or where to start.
Outwardly, you seem to have it all together. You’re living the perfect life… on paper. On the inside, it feels like you’re just keeping your head above water. Days are lackluster and monotonous, like someone muted all the colors of life. Yet the painful emotions are vibrant as ever, and are starting to feel overwhelming: anxiety, loneliness, shame. Gnawing emptiness. You try to distract yourself, but it’s getting harder. The critical voice in your head is growing more insistent. You can’t talk about it because you’re the one people go to with their problems. You know something has to change, but you don’t know how or where to start.
(844) 287-4228 View (844) 287-4228
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Alexa Wage
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rosemead, CA 91770
My name is Alexa Tangalakis Wage, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Culver City, California. I work with adults and also have a special area of focus working with couples using Imago Relationship Therapy. The adults I work with typically come in with challenges regarding dissatisfaction in their personal relationships, work stress and contemplating a career change, experiencing new symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, past trauma is interfering with current life, self-esteem issues, and many other life transitions.
My name is Alexa Tangalakis Wage, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Culver City, California. I work with adults and also have a special area of focus working with couples using Imago Relationship Therapy. The adults I work with typically come in with challenges regarding dissatisfaction in their personal relationships, work stress and contemplating a career change, experiencing new symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, past trauma is interfering with current life, self-esteem issues, and many other life transitions.
(626) 658-3087 View (626) 658-3087
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Nicola Wagenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94707  (Online Only)
Are you wanting to be more true to who you are but do not know if it is possible? Do you often repress your desires and ignore your needs? Does this end up making you feel stuck, unhappy, hopeless, sad, frustrated, depressed and/or anxious? Whether you were raised by people who failed to see you and support you, or in a culture that oppressed you, it is important that you do not give up. You deserve to prioritize yourself and be who you are truly meant to be.
Are you wanting to be more true to who you are but do not know if it is possible? Do you often repress your desires and ignore your needs? Does this end up making you feel stuck, unhappy, hopeless, sad, frustrated, depressed and/or anxious? Whether you were raised by people who failed to see you and support you, or in a culture that oppressed you, it is important that you do not give up. You deserve to prioritize yourself and be who you are truly meant to be.
(510) 944-1327 View (510) 944-1327
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Alan Wager
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corona, CA 92878
Not accepting new clients
Any problem that causes you anxiety or emotional pain is too big to hold on to alone. No problem is too big or so small that it can't be talked about with me. When we meet I will listen to you, help to identify your fears and guide you in seeing the reality of your true worth and innate value. You have the power within to find the courage and motivation to improve your life. With self-compassion and through self-acceptance you can begin to untangle the difficult thoughts and emotions that cause you distress. My request is that you are ready to engage in your session with thoughtfulness and a true desire to challenge your self-doubt.
Any problem that causes you anxiety or emotional pain is too big to hold on to alone. No problem is too big or so small that it can't be talked about with me. When we meet I will listen to you, help to identify your fears and guide you in seeing the reality of your true worth and innate value. You have the power within to find the courage and motivation to improve your life. With self-compassion and through self-acceptance you can begin to untangle the difficult thoughts and emotions that cause you distress. My request is that you are ready to engage in your session with thoughtfulness and a true desire to challenge your self-doubt.
(951) 260-0419 View (951) 260-0419
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