Counseling Services – Life Worth Living, LLC

Wallace K. Pond, Ph.D., LPC Intern

I offer both face to face and remote counseling services as an LPC Intern under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor (LPC) at Whole Balance Health. You can see my counselor profile here.

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Common Issues in My Practice

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Executive Wellness
  • Alcohol and other Drug Use
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital Relationships
  • Men’s Issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues

Client Focus

Men and Women, LGBTQ+, Executives and other Professionals, Culturally Diverse Individuals

  • Adults and Teens

Interests

  • Client Empowerment
  • Racial and Social Justice
  • Equity Diversity and Inclusion
  • Transformation
  • Wellness
  • Organizational Health
  • Advocacy

Treatment Approaches

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Psychodynamic
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Integrative
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Reality Therapy

Modalities

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Personal Counseling Statement

I have come to work in counseling later in life after experiencing my own mental health challenges and significant life transitions. I view most client issues through a developmental, biological, and social perspective, believing that most behaviors and conditions are not pathological, but rather what would be expected in the client’s situation.

I take a non-judgmental and holistic-integrated approach, committed to the notion that we cannot separate mind, soul, and body when it comes to wellness and mental health. I believe in a person-centered approach to therapy, with the client as a co-equal in a shared journey toward self-efficacy, resilience, and a life worth living. I have learned that each client presents his/her/their own unique set of circumstances, history, proclivities, etc., and that an integrative approach (using and/or combining different therapeutic modalities) offers the most flexibility and likelihood of achieving therapeutic goals.

I have extensive personal experience with marriage and family systems, addiction, attachment issues, human development, life and career transition, coaching, multicultural dynamics, and educational approaches to behavioral change. I believe in integrated therapy, using Cognitive (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior (DBT) approaches, emotional catharsis, reality therapy, and client empowerment. I also work as a client advocate when appropriate, with full understanding that mental health outcomes are influenced by social and environmental context.

My primary motivation is to use my own experience, discovery, and healing to help others.

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