Welcome! Something in your life has led you to search for support and you’ve come to the right place. I applaud you. It takes a strong person to pursue counseling and to build the life you want and deserve. I would like to help. Here is a little bit about me and how I can assist you:
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in the helping profession for over 35 years. During that time I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families for a wide range of situations including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, divorce, sleep disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and adaptation to stress. My personal philosophy is that every person deserves to be treated as a whole and unique individual and my approach is to provide the same quality care I would want for a family member under similar circumstances. I have been trained to listen carefully to each person’s unique story and to partner with them to address areas that could help alleviate distress and improve functioning and quality of life.
I grew up in New York and trained in Massachusetts, Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland before settling in California. I have been married for 38 years and have two daughters. I received early training in cognitive-behavioral treatment and other symptom focused, short term therapies while I was in graduate school at the Ohio State University. In addition to my work as a therapist, I have served as a teacher, researcher, author and medical ethicist.
My therapeutic style is very client centered, working diligently to understand your goals, objectives, and concerns. I am not a passive therapist but will actively engage in helping you process experiences, responses, thoughts, feelings, and options so that you can enjoy a full and open life.
Clients should try to determine if a counselor is warm, genuine, and potentially helpful. I am easy to talk to and a good listener. I would enjoy meeting you to determine our "goodness of fit" and to better understand your personal situation and the types of changes you would like to pursue. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!
Dr. Robert Wells
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
Psychologist #PSY8957 (Expires: 2022-02-28)
Dr. Wells is empathetic, and kind. His years of expertise shine through during each session. He has great insight and gives great direction. I’ve had a rough time during quarantine and adjusting to our new normal but Dr. Wells made it much more bearable. I am eternally grateful for our conversations.
Great guy. Really helpful!
Dr.Wells has helped me through the hardest year of my life. I’m forever thankful for him.
Best therapist of my lifetime.
Dr. Wells is very kind and a great listener. I also like that he is very engaged in your conversation and gives great insight. He is very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend him.