David Wilson, MA LMFT
My philosophy as an LMFT reflects the teachings of Michael White and David Epston who developed Narrative Therapy. They believed that our life’s story, however written, is not etched in granite but has the potential to be edited, re-written, modified so that the moral and end of each person’s story can reflect the ending that they can only sometimes image.
My methods include the use of Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Narrative Therapy & EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). My training began early from my supervisor who received his mentoring from Carl Rodgers. His philosophy began with…
My sessions are built around 10 – 12 sessions, with a clear set of well defined achievable and measurable goals based on each clients needs and direction.
As a Marriage & Family Therapist I look to my past twenty-five years to help potential clients feel comfortable choosing me to support their journey through life’s many challenges. My journey began not in the field of psychology but as a Marine Corps officer serving my country for over twenty six years. As one might imagine a service member can experience many challenges for themselves and those around him (her) in a military career.
Emotional challenges in peacetime and war places pressures on the entire family unit. Moms, dads, spouses, children, family, friends and communities are all affected systemically as a loved one faces separation, danger and return after a long separation. It was during these challenging times my interest began in the field of psychology through my personal experiences and those I supported each day.
As a company commander I began my studies completing my first Masters in Psychology and Human Behavior at National University in San Diego. My work and studies gave me a sound foundation into understanding many of the individual and family challenges of the hundreds of young men, women and families I work with each day.
My understanding of psychological challenges were tempered through over fifteen years of overseas deployments to Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Okinawa and Korea.
Once my career successfully concluded, I continued my education with a second Masters Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Chapman University, an AAMFT accredited University. I trained and worked as an MFT at Catholic Community Services, Bremerton Mental Health Center, Eagles Wing Counseling Center (Nonprofit for non-insured), CPS teaching young parents essential parenting skills, National Suicide Crisis Hotline, Grief Counseling, Crisis Intervention, work with veterans and families dealing with all of the challenges associated with the military to include PTSD, International Men’s Group, Gulf Coast Mental Health Center directed the community support staff, military liaison with VA Biloxi and as the staff LMFT seeing the majority of all couples counseling and providing individual counseling for hundreds of clients.
My passion is working with individuals, couples, families and teenagers to understand, assess and work together to discover solutions and paths to all life’s many emotional challenges. I want to help everyone realize their own personal vision of joy, peace and balance and together find the path to achieving that dream.
I look forward to meeting you and the honor of working with you to achieve your personal goals.
My calendar is shown below. Please check to see what times will work with your schedule then give me a call at 228.223.7115 to schedule an appointment.
You can also contact me at David@newlifeharmony.com