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In the late 1990s, the successful family business that Wade H. Cockburn, PhD worked for and then ran for over 10 years underwent two fiscally devastating shareholder lawsuits that split the corporation amongst the third-generation family shareholders.  To better understand the dynamics of the different relationships involved in that crisis, Dr. Wade chose to make a career change into psychology in his fifties.

He first received a Master of Arts in Spiritual Psychology, and then realized he enjoyed helping others through psychotherapy, so he semi-retired from the business world.  Dr. Wade then received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Somatic Psychology.  Currently, Dr. Wade is also semi-retired from psychotherapy, focusing on writing, workshops, and lecturing; the subject covered is listed under the Topics tab.  However, he will see specific clients, principally young families, and combat service members.

If you are a soldier or Marine and suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress (Dr. Wade believes there is no “D,” you do not have a disorder!), please contact me.  While Dr. Wade does not claim to be a veteran, he did receive an Honorable Discharge from the US Army so is familiar with the military.  Think of your trauma as a compound fracture of your arm or leg; serious, but with the right tools and techniques, a complete recovery is possible.

Dr. Wade also specializes in children from conception through tweens, especially preconception through the 18 months of postnatal life.  If you have tried other methods and therapists and still have not resolved issues surrounding conception, birth, breastfeeding, baby cues and emotional states, and other parenting issues, please contact me.

Having been in the business world for over thirty years, Dr. Wade additionally understands small, closely held, and family businesses and has the knowledge to enhance both the company’s health and wellness, but also the individuals involved.  He provides strong challenge-solving skills, mentoring, mediation, or, if necessary, arbitration.  Dr. Wade offers vital tactical and strategic planning with a proven ability in various management conditions, concentrating on legacy and business ethics.


Dr. Wade

Wade is passionate about helping children and adults free themselves from the lingering effects of psychological, emotional, and physical abuse. Now that he is semi-retired, Dr. Wade helps others through his presentations to groups, contribution to a somatic psychology book, and his articles on a wide variety of parenting, developmental issues, forgiveness, and living an authentic, love-filled life!

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