2017 Divorce Specialist Of The Year
Deborah S. Wilder, Ph.D. understands because she has been there. She knows through her many years of professional experience and her own personal life experiences what individuals, couples and families go through during hard times. Her own experience with divorce has created a great desire and a passion to help both men and women and their children deal with and heal from their own struggles. She is a single parent, and she understands the fear and uncertainty that keep you up at night. She also knows how to make it through the hard times and come out stronger with hope in the present and for the future.
Dr. Wilder is a licensed psychologist, divorce consultant, divorce mediator and parenting coordinator with over 28 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families in crisis. She has worked in a number of clinical settings that include a private residential psychiatric facility for children and adolescents, a college counseling center, a county mental health center and in a Veterans Administration Medical Center, where she specialized in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and had the honor and privilege of working individually and in groups with veterans from the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Desert Storm.
Dr. Wilder has been in private practice since 1994. She has helped hundreds of people work through their issues and learn to make their lives happier and easier. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Georgia Psychological Association, and is a registered civil and divorce mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Dr. Wilder was also on the Board of Directors of Visions Anew,a non-profit organization that helped people going through divorce find a new vision for their lives. Dr. Wilder is the Founder of the Center for Therapy and Mediation.