My name is Fred Wahlig. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in San Diego, California with 30 years of experience as a Social Worker and Therapist. I graduated with my Masters in Social Work from San Diego state University in 1991.
Prior to obtaining my MSW I worked on a Crisis Line and in a Homeless Youth Shelter. As a Social Worker and Therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with People of , Children and Teens who had experienced physical asexual abuse, Active Duty Naval Personal, Transgender youth in crisis and Adolescent and Teens who were actively suicidal. I'm a Mental Health Specialist with the National Disaster Medical System. As a member of NDMS, I'm periodically activated to provide crisis counseling to First Responders. I feel it takes a great deal of courage to seek help when mental health issues may be impacting your life. I'm an open, caring individual and believe everyone deserves to live a life they desire.
* Stress and Anxiety
Also experienced in: Family Centered Conflict, Anger Management, Self-Esteem Issues, Adoption, Child Abu.se, Critical Stress Debriefing, and Self-Injurious Behavior.
Clinical Approaches: Cogitative Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy
Additional areas of focus: Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Adoption and Foster Care, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW LCSW17100
Better Help matched me with Fred based on the answers on the intake form. The algorithm works very well, I suspect better than a choice I would've made. He is a careful listener and prompts questions that are significant to not only advancing thoughtful dialogue but at a pace that allows for thorough consideration. I'm delighted with my experience with Better Help and Fred.
Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
As someone who suffers from c-ptsd, I am very pleased how well I can open up and not have many of the stress triggers come to light that I get when talking to others. Dr. Fred is wonderful at keeping my mind at ease.
Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd