My name is Wade Arnold. I earned an MS from Mississippi State University, an MDiv from Baylor University, and a PhD in from the University of Florida. I have been a staff psychologist and professor at several universities and I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Florida. I have also served in various ministry capacities for the past 30 years from Sunday School teacher to Senior Pastor and several positions in between.
If finding a therapist who is not only respectful of your faith, but encourages it, is important to you, then we may very well work well together. The goal of the Christian life is to become like Christ (Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 3:10; Hebrews 6:1). Authentic Christian counseling and therapy maintains this objective as it’s primary focus.
If I were you, I would find it helpful to understand a little about the process of therapy or how a particular counselor works. I call my approach to psychotherapy an integrated, pragmatic approach. While I draw on many different counseling theories, I tend to think about the issues that bring individuals and couples into my practice in cognitive behavioral and interpersonal terms. Specifically, the two psychological theories on which I rely most frequently is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (GBT) and is Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP). CBT assumes that we interpret the events we encounter in a way that elicits emotional and behavioral responses. It follows that if we want to change our emotions and behavior, we begin by reinterpreting the events we encounter.
TLDP assumes that problems in living are the result of cyclical maladaptive interpersonal patterns. In brief, this approach to psychotherapy holds that
1) we perceive ourselves in certain ways and we engage in certain behaviors which leads us to
2) expect specific reactions from other people, and
3) that others respond to us in ways that either confirm or disconfirm our expectations, and
4) that as a result of this process we develop ideas about who we are and how we should act in the world .
For instance, if Harry meets Sally and he expects Sally to reject him, Harry may be overly protective of himself and fail to demonstrate his interest in Sally. Sally may perceive Harry as aloof and misinterpret his fear of rejection as a lack of interest. As a result, Sally doesn’t show her interest in Harry. In the end, both Harry and Sally feel rejected (thus, confirming Harry’s expectation of being rejected) because both Harry and Sally misinterpreted the other's behavior.
My ideal clients are the ones I know that I will have the greatest probably of helping achieve their goals. To that end, I know I work best with people who are:
1) experiencing anxiety and/or depression;
2) struggling with relationships (e.g. couples, friendships);
So, when you are ready to begin your journey toward health and wholeness in Christ, contact me to schedule an appointment.
If this approach sounds like something you can commit to, then contact me to set up a video session.
I am currently accepting clients Monday through Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM EST.
Grace & Peace,
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem, Motivation
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation / Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy
FL Psychologist PY8422
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Richard "Wade" Arnold. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.
Doctors Arnold truly helped me to learn to control some areas of my life that have impacted past and current my relationships. I feel completely safe allows for honest discussions. Ultimately, I have been able to look deeper at myself and others. I am happy with the improvements we’ve made in a relatively short period time. I will continue seeing Dr Arnold and I am thankful for him helping me to grow.