Dr. Richard "Wade" Arnold

(MDiv, PhD)
Therapist Dr. Richard "Wade" Arnold Photo

About Me

I love working with couples! Your relationship with your spouse is your most important relationship. When it's great, it's life giving. When you're struggling, it tends to bleed into every other area of your life. My goal is to help you create the kind of relationship that you both want. A marriage that is life-giving, in which there is a deep sense of connection, great communication, mutual support, trust, respect, and intimacy.

In my experience, there is a "dragger" and a "dragee" when it comes to couples therapy. There's frequently someone who suggests therapy, does the "shopping for a therapist," and is ready to jump right in. Then there is the person who is suspicious, who thinks that the therapist is going to tell (usually) him that he's doing it all wrong. I want to encourage both the "dragger" and the "dragee" to come to therapy with an open mind. Couples therapy is not about who's right and about who's wrong. Couples therapy frequently begins with communicating to one another know what you want and need in the relationship and then co-creating solutions that lead to a new way of relating to one another.

I earned an MS in Counselor Education from Mississippi State University, an MDiv in Theology from Baylor University, and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida. I have served as a staff psychologist and professor at several universities and I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Florida. I also have a Life Coaching practice for those who are looking for assistance, but do not need therapy or who do not want to focus on their therapeutic concerns. When you are ready to begin your journey relational health and a long-term stable and satisfying marriage, contact me and we can work together toward that goal.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


Psychologist #PY8422 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Written by E.R. on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Richard "Wade" for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Wade has been extremely professional and has provided us all the tools that we need to work on a improve relationship. I would recommend my friends and family to him.

Written by C.A. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Richard "Wade" for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Wade is awesome. He has helped my wife and I make a lot of progress on our relationship when we were at a very fragile moment in our marriage. We both feel he understands us and feel we are able to communicate better with his help. I would highly recommend him for any couple that needs therapy.

Written by P.A. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Richard "Wade" for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Arnold is a really good counselor, I find him easy to talk to and understanding. I love how he picks up on things very easily and gets it on both sides of things.