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William Decker, PhD

Psychologist

Alexandria, VA

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4.5
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First of all, for some, drumming up the courage to see a therapist/psychologist is hard. What is even harder is beinglet down by that provider to a degree that is not only unprofessional, but also unacceptable. When I arrived for my first scheduled appointment, Dr. Decker seemed confused and was definitely not expecting me. I let that slide and continued with the appointment and opened up about very personal, difficult things. He had a good bedside manner and I felt like I could develop a relationship with him and see him for my issues. We scheduled a follow up session the following week at the same time. Not only did he not show up for that appointment, the person at the front desk had no idea of his whereabouts, he did not call, text, or answer his phone when I called. Almost 24 hours later, he called to let me know "his train ran late." Why wouldn't he have been able to call? This is unacceptable. The worst part of it all is that I continue to receive bills from this provider with a phone number that does not work, addressed to a wrong address (he had my correct address initially), and with an incorrect mailing address. I physically went to the facility that I initially saw him in and they informed me that no one of that name or company worked there and that this must be a mistake. They pointed out that this letter/bill was post-marked in South Carolina and that perhaps it was fraudulent. I have no way of reaching this doctor, but never want to hear from him again after the disappointing experience I had.
First of all, for some, drumming up the courage to see a therapist/psychologist is hard. What is even harder is being let down by that provider to a degree that isnot only unprofessional, but also unacceptable. When I arrived for my first scheduled appointment, Dr. Decker seemed confused and was definitely not expecting me. I let that slide and continued with the appointment and opened up about very personal, difficult things. He had a good bedside manner and I felt like I could develop a relationship with him and see him for my issues. We scheduled a follow up session the following week at the same time. Not only did he not show up for that appointment, the person at the front desk had no idea of his whereabouts, he did not call, text, or answer his phone when I called. Almost 24 hours later, he called to let me know "his train ran late." Why wouldn't he have been able to call? This is unacceptable. The worst part of it all is that I continue to receive bills from this provider with a phone number that does not work, addressed to a wrong address (he had my correct address initially), and with an incorrect mailing address. I physically went to the facility that I initially saw him in and they informed me that no one of that name or company worked there and that this must be a mistake. They pointed out that this letter/bill was post-marked in South Carolina and that perhaps it was fraudulent. I have no way of reaching this doctor, but never want to hear from him again after the disappointing experience I had.
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Because I arrived early and the receptionist was not there I had to wait but PROMPTLY at the appointed time thedoctor called me in his office.
Because I arrived early and the receptionist was not there I had to wait but PROMPTLY at the appointed time the doctor called me in his office.
Iniciales ocultas · February 21, 2018

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I work with adults and adolescents in individual therapy but couples often consult with me - especially regarding family health issues. In addition, I work specifically with couples who are interested in changing and improving their relationship challenges. My treatments are based upon mutual understanding, respect, and trust. Initially, I work by listening and working actively with the patient/s to gain a deeper understanding of the tapestry of their lives. Often the impact of earlier life experiences, as well as repeated patterns of behavior may underlie or shape symptoms. My specialty areas include health and behavioral medicine interventions, stress management, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, marital challenges, career/work concerns, and grief and loss. Dr. Decker received his undergraduate degree from California State University at San Diego in Psychology. He then attend Wayne State University before transferring to The University of Connecticut his where he completed his Ph.D. in Community (social and clinical) Psychology. He was an assistant professor of Community Psychology at Pennsylvania State University. He then left that position to join the University of Maryland graduate faculty training Allied Health Professionals including nurses, psychologists, counselors and educators at the College Park Campus Behavioral & Clinical Interventions for controlling disease management. Dr.Decker has enjoyed a fulfilling career as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) in his Old Town Alexandria and Arlington private practice for over two decades. He immensely enjoys his two grown children and his three grand children but he passion remains mentoring and sharing his health and wellness perspectives with those in his community who cherish growing together.

Seguros dentro de la red

  • Medicare
  • Tricare

Especialidades

  • Psychologist

Nombres de práctica

Educación y formación

  • University of Connecticut, PhD in Social and Clinical Psychology

Membresías profesionales

  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
  • International Society for Neurofeedback and Research
  • Mid-Atlantic Society for Biofeedback and Behavioral Medicine
  • Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

Idiomas hablados

  • English

Género del proveedor

Masculino

Número NPI

1033234950

Ubicaciones de oficinas

William Decker

1423 Powhatan Street, Suite 7

Alexandria, VA 22314

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First of all, for some, drumming up the courage to see a therapist/psychologist is hard. What is even harder is being let down by that provider to a degree that is not only unprofessional, but also unacceptable. When I arrived formy first scheduled appointment, Dr. Decker seemed confused and was definitely not expecting me. I let that slide and continued with the appointment and opened up about very personal, difficult things. He had a good bedside manner and I felt like I could develop a relationship with him and see him for my issues. We scheduled a follow up session the following week at the same time. Not only did he not show up for that appointment, the person at the front desk had no idea of his whereabouts, he did not call, text, or answer his phone when I called. Almost 24 hours later, he called to let me know "his train ran late." Why wouldn't he have been able to call? This is unacceptable. The worst part of it all is that I continue to receive bills from this provider with a phone number that does not work, addressed to a wrong address (he had my correct address initially), and with an incorrect mailing address. I physically went to the facility that I initially saw him in and they informed me that no one of that name or company worked there and that this must be a mistake. They pointed out that this letter/bill was post-marked in South Carolina and that perhaps it was fraudulent. I have no way of reaching this doctor, but never want to hear from him again after the disappointing experience I had.
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Because I arrived early and the receptionist was not there I had to wait but PROMPTLY at the appointed time the doctor called me in his office.
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Niche services, exactly what I was looking for. Dr Decker is calm and explains everything in a way you can u understand.
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This Doctor phycologist is the first one I have ever been to that gave me hope and made me feel like I mattered. He greeted me with a smile a warm handshake and the kind of consideration we deserve and neverreally receive. I feel as though there might be a light at the end of the tunnel. thank You so much for being sincere in a world filled with /many tears, as today you helped me simply by a smile
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