Mr. Walter has over 34 years of experience in the mental health counseling field. Anxiety, PTSD, trauma and mood disorders as well as personality disorders are a particular area of specialization for him. He is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and specializes also in treatment of Personality Disorders. His theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness practices. He works with individuals, couples, and families.
Mr. Walter has provided counseling to individuals and couples, crisis intervention and clinical case management to people with severe and persistent mental illness in community mental health centers in Washington and Oregon. He has supervised therapists in community mental health centers and in private practice and is a qualified supervisor for purposes of licensure.
Mr. Walter's practice is strictly TeleMental Health and he is a Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH).
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Wade Walter is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Counseling sessions are designed to be FIFTY minutes long although our initial session may be longer. My standard rate for a therapy session is $150, payable before the session starts. I do offer a sliding scale however on a case by case basis. Please allow at least 24 hours' notice for a cancellation. Late cancellations and missed appointments will be charged at 50% of the agreed upon rate for the first occurrence and 100% for subsequent occurrences. Due to the nature of my practice I may not be able to respond to phone calls immediately. Phone calls between sessions will be free for the first 5 minutes. Beyond that, calls will be billed on a per minute, prorated basis based on the agreed upon hourly rate.
Years of Experience: 27 years
Kitsap Mental Health Services, MA Care Coordinator/Therapist, 2018 - 2020
Regence Blue Shield of Washington/Burlington, WA , Behavioral Health Care Mgmt./Utilization Mgmt. Clinician, 2010 - 2018
Cascade Mental Health Care/Chehalis, WA , Adult Outpatient Program Manager, 2010 - 2010
Wade Walter, MA, LMHC, Counselor - Sole Proprietor of Private Practice, 2009 - 2010
Pierce County Human Services/Tacoma, WA, Pierce County RSN Adult Care Manager/Clinical Resource Specialist, 2003 - 2009
Kitsap Mental Health Services, Coordinator of Resource and Accountability Systems (Assessment and Resource Mgmt. Team Supervisor), 1998 - 2003
Lewis & Clark College - Portland, OR, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, 1995
Evergreen State College - Olympia, WA, Bachelor of Arts (Human Services and Psychological Counseling with a Multicultural focus), 1991
Tacoma Community College - Tacoma, WA, Associates of Technical Arts in Human Services , 1988