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William Decker, PhD

Psychologist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • Medicare
  • Tricare

Specialties

  • Psychologist

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Education and training

  • University of Connecticut, PhD in Social and Clinical Psychology

Professional memberships

  • 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

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1033234950

Office locations

William Decker

1423 Powhatan Street, Suite 7

Alexandria, VA 22314

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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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