Dr. James Wadley

(Ph.D, LPC, CST)

About Me

Do you have trust issues in your relationship? Afraid to be honest with your partner and tired of trying to be someone you're not? Do you find yourself having regrets about a current or previous relationship? Do you have an inability to be intimate with your partner because of a past trauma or challenge? Contact me and we will talk about what you do, what you think, and how you feel about your challenges and together come up with a strategy for you to MOVE FORWARD!

I am a licensed professional counselor and am a marriage, family, and AASECT certified sexuality therapist as well as an addictions specialist (e.g., drugs, sex, gambling, etc). My clients include individuals, couples, and families who struggle with entitlement, infidelity, codependency, parenting, self-esteem, relational history, trauma, compulsivity and sexual dysfunction issues that have not been resolved. I earned my Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania and completed post-graduate clinical training at Thomas Jefferson University/Council for Relationships.

My time can be "flexed" to accommodate the client's schedule. I also make special accommodations for high end clients with regard to time, location, and availability. I maintain a welcoming and affirming practice for LGBTQAI. Finally, I am the author of "The Lost and Found Box" which is a book about rediscovering happiness.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC003883 (Expires: 2023-02-28)

LPC #37PC00379500 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by P.E. on Jul 22, 2021 after counseling with James for 5 months on issues concerning career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. Wadley has continuously supported me in my efforts both personally and professionally. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs counseling /therapy.

Written by J.E. on Jun 30, 2021 after counseling with James for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Dr. James Wadley has been a wonderful therapist. He gave insightful perspectives, helped me through a lot of difficult emotions, and taught me that self care is important through the toughest weeks. Thank you for everything!

Written by B.O. on Jun 03, 2021 after counseling with James for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I accomplished more in a few weeks with James than I had in the last decade of talk therapy with other counselors. James is insightful, kind, and sincere - it was a pleasure talking to him about even the most touchy subjects. I was comfortable and felt cared for in every session.

Written by L.A. on Mar 17, 2021 after counseling with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

The strong, slow voice of someone who sees things from another perspective is he. I’ve been pretty hard on myself thinking that I just need to keep getting better and improving...Dr. Wadley made time to celebrate my wins for me. I forgot to. It felt so nice to be validated and understood. It felt nice to take a second and realize something remarkable had happened.

He’ll poke to get a bit better of an understanding and works with what you tell him. Make sure to paint the whole picture! It’ll be a great session each time since you’ll have someone to talk to who wouldn’t judge you and that in itself is already amazing.

Written by E.L. on Feb 12, 2021 after counseling with James for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Wadley is a great counselor! He always brought the realness and helped me navigate some major relationship issues I was encountering with my partner. I would recommend him to anyone looking to really understand the roots of their challenges and want to rediscover their personal happiness.

Written by J.I. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with James for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dr. Wadley has been a good fit for me. His communication skills are unsurpassed , and he displays nothing but the highest of what I want as a consumer in this marketplace. My time talking to him has helped me sort myself out immensely.

Written by G.I. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have worked with multiple therapists since adolescence and knew after my initial call with Dr. Wadley that he was better than all of them combined. Dr. Wadley is goal oriented, like myself, and our sessions are open and free flowing, yet purposeful and productive in pushing me closer to where I’d like to be. He makes me feel completely understood, and knows exactly how to expand my perspective in a way that facilitates growth while also building confidence. Truly grateful to be working with him!

Written by M.A. on Dec 17, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

He is very attentive and thoughtful in his approach. He’ll hear you and give sound advice on what he’s hearing which speaks volumes on his expertise

Written by J.A. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with James for 8 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr.Wadley has helped me come to terms with and process a lot of my trauma and found ways to help me cope. He's also helping work through my fears and anxiety and helped me pursue my dreams.

Written by J.E. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with James for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Wadley has an incredible way to "call you in" on patterns while also encouraging yourself to be patient and self-compassionate. I came to him at a time when I was really conflicted and I couldn't have made it through the past 6 months without him. I can't recommend him enough.

Written by V.I. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with James for 4 months

Doctor Wadley came into my life at a moment when historical events are taking place all around us which add so much complexity and pressure to daily life. Add to it, one’s life and those bitter experiences we all constantly wrestle with in order to keep perspective. I couldn’t be happier having Doctor Wadley as an ally for my Mental Well-Being especially since I have been battling a lingering disease is absolute in how it drains your mind and outlook on things.

Written by S.H. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with James for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr Wadley is great!

Written by A.M. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with James for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Wadley is a professional in his field. I’m currently reading one of his literary works, which is in direct alignment with some of the issues I’m dealing with at the moment. He is always courteous, always respectful, always frank, and always portrays a position of care and empathy. I want to be more like him.

Written by F.R. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with James for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr Wadley provided me with great guidance and support. He listens intently and is empathetic and understanding. He also quickly identifies issues and easily explains the damage they cause. I often left our sessions feeling confident and empowered. I also had several light bulb moments. I would recommend Dr Wadley to anyone hoping to get to root cause of issues and be better equipped to tackle them.

Written by A.U. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

After only 3 sessions with Dr. Wadley I have noticed a significant difference in my overall mood. I have been plagued with feelings of hopelessness and anxiety for the past several years and didn't realize just how much I needed counseling. It is difficult to face issues and relive situations during sessions but the immense relief after talking to Dr. Wadley has been wonderful. He truly listens and can organize my sporadic thoughts so that I can process them during the time between sessions. I am very happy with my decision to start counseling with Betterhelp and look forward to the progress I will make over time.

Written by C.H. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Excellent!

Written by M.I. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

It has been a great experience with Dr. Wadley, he’s a great listener, truly cares about you, and gets down to the root cause. I’ve enjoyed his approach with me, and he always know what to say to help make me feel better.

Written by M.O. on Feb 21, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and parenting issues

Dr. Wadley is very knowledgeable and meticulous. He responds to me very fast and I am very happy to work with him!

Written by R.I. on Feb 20, 2020 after counseling with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Excellent counselor with an invaluable systems analysis that helps contextualize the experience of people of color, trauma, and healing. I strongly recommend Dr. Wadley.

Written by L.A. on Feb 17, 2020 after counseling with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Wadley is very knowledgeable. He has helped me establish my goals and work toward them. He’s very empathetic and I feel like he really knows how to help his clients help themselves.

Written by J.E. on Feb 13, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Dr. Wadley is a great professional in his craft. James is really easy to talk to and feels like he knows me and understands my situation and offers great insight better handle day to day anxiety and stress life can bring at times... looking forward to our continued efforts.

Written by D.A. on Jan 16, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

It’s been so helpful to have Dr Wadley in my corner. He asks the right questions to help me realize how I can best help myself. He has been very understanding and compassionate which makes this process a lot easier on me than I thought it was going to be. This is my first time taking to a therapist and I’m very happy with the solutions he has helped me work through so far.

Written by S.M. on Jan 11, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and adhd

James listens carefully and helps me.