Wampler Counseling and Consulting

Live a Life of Purpose and Meaning 


About Me 

Welcome to Wampler Counseling and Consulting! 

My name is Alton Wampler, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I am located in Virginia Beach, Virginia where I have been attending school and working since 2014. I completed my bachelor's degree in Psychology from James Madison University and my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. I have spent the majority of my counseling career working in local private practices and universities. I focus on working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, identity issues, spirituality concerns, life transitions, difficult relationship dynamics, men's issues, and sexual dysfunctions. 


My Counseling Approach

I believe that every person wants to live a purposeful and meaningful life. In my clinical practice, I utilize a theory known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Every person encounters trials and challenges which bring painful thoughts and emotions that we want to avoid. However, the avoidance of these thoughts and emotions leads us to feeling stuck and unable to overcome them. You have probably tried many things to fix these experiences, but usually nothing seems to help. The harder you try to fight and control them, the larger they may seem to become. I believe that healing and freedom come when we change our relationship to these difficult internal experiences. Instead of avoiding them, can we learn to bravely encounter them in a meaningful way? In therapy we will practice identifying and acknowledging how we are feeling in the present moment as well as what values we want to use to guide our lives. We will learn ways to stop fighting our thoughts and emotions and instead engage with them in a productive, healthy manner.