Hi there! My name is Dr. Tyler Wasson, and I am on a mission to help as many people as possible live more fulfilling lives. I believe that many of us have been handed a life script (by parents, friends, society, peers, managers, mentors, therapists…the list goes on and on) that may have previously worked really well for many people, and may still work for a lot of people, AND clearly doesn’t work for all of us. Just look at the rates of work dissatisfaction among American employees in multiple quality of life studies.
This script tells us that all we have to do to be happy is to work harder, delay gratification, put our passions on hold, and essentially wait till retirement to reap the rewards of a life of “hard work,” “determination,” “persistence,” and all those other “virtuous” qualities.
Don’t get me wrong. A life well-lived does take a fair amount of all those things. I’m not promoting a strategy based on positive affirmations and “manifesting your best life.” I’m sorry, but screw that nonsense.
But what I AM all about is being VERY intentional about diving deep into the core of what makes life worth living for YOU as a unique individual, and bringing together the time-tested and research-based findings and skills to help you tune in to your own unique sense of meaningfulness, and turn down the volume on whatever outdated scripts are not working for you anymore.
So if you have even the slightest suspicion that you are capable of a life of vitality rather than that perpetual feeling of just “waiting to get started” with living a fulfilling life, then I might just be the mindfulness coach you’ve been waiting for, to help support you in redefining your life’s direction, reorienting your actions in the direction of fulfillment, and experiencing the freedom that awaits when you are living life of personal meaning, on your own terms.
I look forward to meeting you soon!
Tyler holds a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.), and has extensive experience in practicing in the mental health field for nearly a decade as a licensed Clinical Psychologist, primarily in university counseling/health centers, corporate health centers, and private practice, serving the stressed-out tech employee population who work for the largest companies in the Silicon Valley. He is also a Certified Master Life Coach, Certified Mindfulness Life Coach, and Certified Meditation Teacher.
In his coaching practice, he utilizes a very warm, empathic, and down-to-earth style that can sometimes border on irreverent (life is funny, and laughter is such great medicine!). His primary areas of focus are motivation, personal fulfillment, life transitions, career exploration, and personal development. He draws heavily from mindfulness-based/values-based theories and approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Coaching (ACC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and is also informed by the Positive Psychology research around evidence-based interventions for increasing life satisfaction and well-being (i.e. “happiness”).
Tyler is also an openly gay/queer man, with a special passion for working with people from traditionally marginalized backgrounds and identities, helping them to embrace every aspect of their unique beauty in a world that, at best, may not always know how to support and celebrate them.
Tyler is personally strongly motivated by his value of personal and geographic freedom, and therefore practices exclusively on virtual platforms such as Zoom, bringing the coaching relationship directly into the daily lives of his clients, wherever they may be located, from wherever he may happen to be traveling at the moment.
Overall, Tyler’s goal is to inspire emotional freedom in his clients, and help them live fuller, richer, more meaningful lives, however that may uniquely look for each of them.