Dr. Ron Wilkinson, PHD
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Dr. Ron Wilkinson, PHD

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Counseling | Male

3636 Dickason Ave Ste 5 Dallas, TX 75219 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

I believe that patients have tried all they know to solve their own problems before they reach out for help.  My job is to help them develop new ways of viewing their problems.   This in turn opens up possibilities for new solutions.  I view my patients as collaborators.  We are a team working together to increase their productivity and satisfaction in their lives and relationships.  I also believe people make bad decisions for good reasons.  This is central to my belief that most people intend to do good, but may need help in finding ways to actually accomplish it.  Someone may have learned in their developmental years that it was wrong to ask for more than what you were given.  Asking for more was taken to mean that you didn't appreciate what you had.  So, this person gives others what they want secretly and maybe even unconsciously hoping the receiver will reciprocate.  This rarely if ever actually works, but is a good example of doing something that does not work for a good reason.

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Biography

I have been told I am a natural at cutting through the distractions and details and getting to a core understanding of complex problems and their solutions.   Patients tell me I am soft-spoken and kind, yet always direct and to the point.  I take great pride in being able to help my patients view their problems from a different perspective.  i have also often been told that I am adept at taking a very complex set of dynamics or principles and simplifying them in a way that is useful and manageable.  Often, this change in perspective, coupled with simplicity, allows for the creation of innovative, highly personalized solutions.   

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Dr. Wilkinson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wilkinson to family and friends
5
based on 9 total surveys (7 with reviews)
Dr. Wilkinson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Ron is the best. I have seen him for years and I am quite sure that he has made my life much better. He is a great listener and he points out things that I already know, but is not judgemental and enables one to see how one can heal himself.
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Wilkinson is extremely knowable and professional. He connects with the patient and greatly helps them through therapy. He is very accommodating with his appointments.
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Ron...is and has been a true Blessing in My Life for the past 12 years (as well as my two sons). Beginning with family counseling (teenage son challenges), marriage counseling (for one, me), divorce counseling (during and after), coming out/being gay...and now, helping me thru my Life's Daily Journey. Dr. Ron does not provide you the answers: he makes you think, and come up with your own solutions to your challenge at hand.
in Dallas, TX |
From my very first visit with Dr. Wilkinson he has helped me feel comfortable in my own skin. His compassion and his kind spirit has allowed me to begin heal.
in Dallas, TX |
Kind, compassionate, attentive person and therapist. Gently guides but does not dictate absolute ideas. Helps one to uncover issues and solutions without making blanket statements.
in Dallas, TX |
I was a patient of Dr. Wilkinson's for a number of years. He is absolutely the best therapist I know. I highly recommend him.
in Dallas, TX |
I have gone to a few different therapists during my lifetime and never had the level of success I have experienced until I started seeing Dr. Wilkinson. I have been with Dr. Wilkinson for 5+ years now and have seen tremendous improvements in my personal relationships and everyday life. I've learned that by respecting myself and my own needs, that everything else falls into place and I can experience tremendous happiness, satisfaction and fulfillment in my life.
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Dr. Wilkinson says...

I have been told I am a natural at cutting through the distractions and details and getting to a core understanding of complex problems and their solutions.   Patients tell me I am soft-spoken and kind, yet always direct and to the point.  I take great pride in being able to help my patients view their problems from a different perspective.  i have also often been told that I am adept at taking a very complex set of dynamics or principles and simplifying them in a way that is useful and manageable.  Often, this change in perspective, coupled with simplicity, allows for the creation of innovative, highly personalized solutions.   

Dr. Wilkinson's Care Philosophy

I believe that patients have tried all they know to solve their own problems before they reach out for help.  My job is to help them develop new ways of viewing their problems.   This in turn opens up possibilities for new solutions.  I view my patients as collaborators.  We are a team working together to increase their productivity and satisfaction in their lives and relationships.  I also believe people make bad decisions for good reasons.  This is central to my belief that most people intend to do good, but may need help in finding ways to actually accomplish it.  Someone may have learned in their developmental years that it was wrong to ask for more than what you were given.  Asking for more was taken to mean that you didn't appreciate what you had.  So, this person gives others what they want secretly and maybe even unconsciously hoping the receiver will reciprocate.  This rarely if ever actually works, but is a good example of doing something that does not work for a good reason.

Dr. Wilkinson says...

People tend to experience anxiety or depression about the situations they encounter and relationships they have in their lives.  I work with individuals and couples, gay and straight, to increase satisfaction, thereby reducing or eliminating anxiety or depression. 

On the other hand, biologically-based anxiety and depression can create problems themselves.  When depression and anxiety are presented as problems, I assess which is primary and which is secondary:  the anxiety and depression or the situation.  If anxiety or depression is primary, I may recommend a psychiatric evaluation for medication, which can make a huge improvement. Talk  therapy can then be  effective for problems not biologically-determined--those that are situational or relational in nature.

Alcohol  and drug abuse/addiction, also presents significant challenges to people's lives.    I help patients find ways to reduce, if not eliminate, the destructive maladaptive use of chemicals as a coping mechanism.

Dr. Wilkinson says...

My expertise lies in developing a deep understanding of the systemic nature of how anxiety and depression function to reduce productivity and satisfaction in our lives and in our relationships.  In turn, I am adept at translating this understanding into terms easily understood by the lay person, which in turn enables them to be powerful and creative partners along with me in resolving the problems that bring them to therapy.  This level of deep understanding facilitates an ease in creating change.

Dr. Wilkinson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Counseling
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Conditions Treated

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse

Education

  • Medical School
    Ph.D. At Texas Woman's University---Marital &Family Systems Psychology

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Southwest Family Institute, Dallas, Tx

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern State University

    Graduated in 1974

  • Other Education
    Louisiana State University

    Completed in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Counseling
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Affect Disorders
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Couples Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy

Procedures Performed

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management