Rev. Dr. Ted Wiard, EdD, LPCC, CGC
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Rev. Dr. Ted Wiard, EdD, LPCC, CGC, is from Taos, New Mexico, where he has had many roles in his life and seems to continuously find new ways to help promote emotional healing. He a licensed professional clinical counselor, certified grief counselor, ordained minister, NM certified educator. He is the co-author of Witnessing Ted: The Journey to Potential through Grief and Loss. Ted is the founder and Director of Golden Willow Counseling, a behavioral health agency, and Golden Willow Retreat, a non-profit emotional healing center focused on grief, loss, trauma, and recovery. He is also the clinical director of the Rio Grande Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program, an intensive outpatient program located in Taos and Las Vegas, NM. He also maintains a private practice.
Dr. Wiard is sought out for public speaking all over the nation to discuss organizational change initiatives, emotional healing from loss, spirituality and emotional sobriety, as well as issues pertaining to addiction and recovery. He has been seen on the Oprah Winfrey Network, as a guest on the Shania Twain: Why Not? series, as well as other documentaries focused on transformation through loss. The list goes on, so it is obvious that Ted passionately believes in the potential of the phenomenological transformational moment that every person owns the ability to experience and celebrate.
Dr. Wiard’s life experiences have helped guide and motivate his drive to be of service professionally with a focus on grief, trauma, and recovery. Ted’s personal losses led to a healing journey which included academic pursuits in which he became an ordained minister and then earned his Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis in Grief and Loss as well as completing the Grief Certificate program from Southwestern College. After many years working in the field of addiction, grief, trauma, and emotional healing, he went back to school to earn his doctorate in Organizational Leadership focusing on leadership behaviors in the midst of change. Ted’s passion and his personal and professional background gives others a great opportunity to learn about and implement grief and trauma counseling.