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Dr. Ally Wade

I am a licensed psychologist in Dallas. I work with older adolescents and adults.  I specialize in relationship issues, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, perfectionism, self-esteem, body image and eating concerns. I also have a special interest in working with college, elite, and professional athletes, early-career professionals, and those in high performance roles or careers.

I provide a warm, compassionate, culturally-sensitive, and nonjudgmental approach to treatment. I work to see through your unique lens while also challenging you to see things from a new perspective. Because I value diversity, I enjoy working with individuals from all backgrounds.

Psychotherapy is a process by which an individual, couple, or family can learn to cope with uncomfortable emotions, make specific behavioral changes and increase self-understanding. A large part of our work together with be creating a safe and confidential therapeutic relationship. Research shows, and I believe, that the therapeutic relationship is an integral part of positive change. Therefore, as a professional, I will use my knowledge and skills to help you, while continually attempting to create a trusting and safe environment for you to work through the difficulties that brought you to therapy. The goals of therapy can include symptom relief, positive coping, behavioral change, self-understanding and improved interpersonal relationships. In our first session, we will discuss your goals for therapy. Our compatibility and fit with one another will also be assessed in the early sessions. As we work together we will continue to evaluate our progress towards your goals.

Outside of my work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, staying active, being outdoors, traveling when possible, and playing with my dog, Cylas. 


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I received both my Master’s and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University. I completed an American Psychological Association-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship at the University of Oklahoma. While there I provided therapy and performance counseling within the Athletics Department and practiced in the Counseling Center on campus. I furthered my experience with college students and student-athletes through my Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Southern Methodist University. I currently work both in private practice and as the Director of Mental Health Services for SMU Athletics.

I also have experience working in a hospital setting, partial hospitalization program, and community mental health center. 

Education and Affiliations
  • Texas Woman's University, Doctorate in Counseling Psychology

  • Texas Woman's University, Master's in Counseling Psychology

  • Texas Psychological Association

  • Dallas Psychological Association

  • Late Adolescents through Adulthood

  • Relationship Issues

  • College, Elite, and Professional Athletes

  • Stress and trauma

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Life Transitions

  • Body Image and Eating Concerns

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