Licensed Psychologist, Certified Health Service Provider, Co-Owner**
Dr. Wilson is married to Kristin, also a mental health clinician, and together they have three children: Luke, Abbie Claire, and Annaliese Grace. They attend Life.Church in Owasso. Outside his work, Dr. Wilson enjoys spending time with his family, and just about any activity outdoors, including biking, spin cast and fly fishing, golfing, hiking, and gardening, as well as reading and restoring their old house in downtown Bartlesville.
*The prestigious Counseling Psychology program at the University of Missouri – Columbia, in which Dr. Wilson earned his Ph.D., has been consistently ranked in the top five programs nationally among public, private, and Ivy League institutions in the U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings system for the last 30 years (2017 and previous) .
Dr. Wilson continues to maintain a very limited psychotherapy load. Clients who meet with Dr. Wilson can expect, in the first few sessions, for Dr. Wilson to gather extensive psychiatric, physical, and social histories in a context of compassion, safety, and respect. From there, Dr. Wilson will work with the client to set treatment goals and a plan for their work together. Sessions are then generally scheduled weekly. The length of therapy is determined by the goals the client brings. Dr. Wilson has been privileged to have as clients physicians, ministers, students, therapists, attorneys, farmers, homemakers, executives, artists, technicians, paraprofessionals, engineers, scientists, teachers, professors, ranchers, nurses, adolescents, children, and those with disabilities.
Dr. Wilson’s approach to individual therapy is practical and “no-nonsense” and generally focuses on linking a client’s thoughts and behaviors to his emotions, and learning new ways of thought and action to improve his everyday experience. He works to incorporate what will work best for each client. Dr. Wilson believes getting better is preferred to just feeling better. Dr. Wilson’s theoretical approach is called cognitive or cognitive-behavioral therapy.