Wade Walter, Therapist in Washington — Zencare
Wade James Walter
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Wade James Walter

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Washington Accepting Online
Updated January 6, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

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).


Message to clients

Developing a strong and collaborative relationship with you to help meet your goals is key to how I work with my clients. My objective is to help you achieve rapid results through exploration of how your thoughts effect their emotional experiences. After all, it's not the things that happened to us or that other people do or say and that are outside of our control, that determine our emotional experience. Rather, it's the way we think about things or the meaning we attach to them that impacts how we feel and consequently respond to life's pressures. I also find that working to bring focus to a more present oriented and positive focus, and away from more problem-oriented thinking helps to improve emotional resilience. I look forward to working together to meet your goals for enhancing your emotional experience.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Wade Walter is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

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.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

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


Licensure

Washington: LH00007547


Languages

English