About me

Thank you for reaching out!

I am Rob and I have over 25 years of experience in the field of mental health services. I finished graduate school in 1992 and have worked in community mental health, inpatient psychiatric care, and private practice. I've worked with individuals and families facing a variety challenges such as addictions, depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, binge eating, weight loss issues and much more.

You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. The frequency with which you can have access to a counselor to work through day to day emotions and problem solving is extremely beneficial for most and a nice change from traditional outpatient counseling. I usually check messages twice each day, seven days per week. I offer messaging, live chat and phone sessions with limited availability in the evenings and weekends. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so you always want to check that out with me through messaging first.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Avoidant Personality , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Impulsivity , Mood Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

WA LCMHC LH00006504


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rob Wheeler. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Rob for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Rob has been not only been very helpful to me while sorting out my depression and ADHD, but has also been very patient and understanding with me. I also appreciate his complete acceptance of my gender identity and sexuality, especially since I've had my share of medical providers who aren't so open-minded.

Written on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Rob for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Rob's fantastic. He's easy to talk to, and an empathetic listener. He gets the job done, but our meetings always have the relaxed feel of friends catching up--the main difference being that the conversation goes deeper than the average friend conversation might. Highly recommend.

Written on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Rob for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He provides a warm atmosphere to discuss, lets you lead if you need to lead the session, but also asks questions to gently guide you. Each session has been helpful, enlightening, and offers "food" to chew on for the week.

Written on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Rob for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I’ve been working with him for about 6 months, this is my first time working with a single therapist on my own time for this long. I am 24 and feel like my eyes are opening to life and I’m working through the learned barriers that I have. It takes a lot of practice and it’s great having someone to check in with who can keep tabs on me and give me professional perspective. I do most of the talking, but he listens and doe’s rush me. Thank you so much, Rob.

Written on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Rob for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, an

He is completely compassionate and friendly

Written on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Rob for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Rob Wheeler has been immensely helpful in an extremely tough time for me. It is really hard for me to accept help and he has made it doable. He is professional, compassionate, super insightful and has a sense of humor and then allows me to except myself which is been very difficult lately. I am truly grateful

Written on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Rob for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and grief

I love Rob, he’s calm, compassionate and always tells me how proud he is of me! I need That at this time!

Written on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Rob for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Rob is a great guy to chat with. He is very open and honest and I feel totally comfortable working with him.

Written on Oct 25, 2020 after therapy with Rob for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and bipolar disorder

Rob has been an excellent conversationalist. He has helped me be more present and grounded in my day. Thank you Rob!

Written on Oct 06, 2020 after therapy with Rob for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have found Rob Wheeler to be incredibly accommodating and open. After only a couple of sessions, I have felt comfortable being vulnerable and completely open with him. He has a “listen first” approach that is conducive to problem solving and working through issues.

I have found him to be very compassionate, knowledgeable, and non judgmental. I would recommend him to anyone trying to work through personal struggles of any kind.

Work with me!