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(304) 650-3820 1025 Main St. Suite 317
Wheeling, WV 26003
Office Hours:
Monday: 9 am to 7 pm
Tuesday: 10 am to 8 pm
Wednesday: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday: 1 pm to 8 pm
Friday: 9 am to 4 pm


William R. Coburn MA, LPC Allow me to introduce myself. My name is William (Dick) Coburn, MA, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working a private practice in the Wheeling, West Virginia area. I have been working as a counselor for more than a few years which allows me to bring a lot of experience to the sessions. I am not a man who has learned life from a book but 90% of my life experiences come from the trials and tribulations that I’ve experienced throughout my life. I have battled the disease of alcoholism and recently celebrated 27 years of sobriety on March 28, 2015. I’ve survived a couple of divorces and worked 30 years as a diesel locomotive mechanic. I understand what it is to work in the trenches as well as supervising others. I judge no one mostly because I have been there, done that, and bought the T-shirt. My purpose for writing this is to let people know a little bit about me, my business, and what I am offering. I think it’s quite interesting how I got started in the field of counseling. I grew up in an ordinary family and like most people I had a reasonably happy childhood. I didn’t really have lofty goals as a young man I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps which was to earn my living in the local steel factory. I, like my father and his father before him, went to work in that steel mill fresh out of high school. I found that I fit in quite well with the other blue-collar workers. My life as I saw it then was right on track. I worked hard, paid my bills on time, bought a house, bought a new car, and started a family. Life was treating me really good and my future look quite bright. There seem to be no speed bumps in my path. But there was one major fly in the ointment. As I said earlier I worked hard, I played hard, but what I didn’t say was I also drank hard. I won’t go into the specifics but it’s a common story that all alcoholics know all too well. There came a time in my life that I needed to take a long hard look at myself and discover the truth. The truth of my life was not one that I was proud of or even wanted to consider. I knew that I needed help but for me asking for help was the hardest thing I ever had to do. I always thought that asking for help was a sign of weakness and I never considered myself a weak man nor would I allow that type of thinking in my head. I did ask for the help and was sent to a treatment center in Florida to address my issues. That was the last time that alcohol ever touched my lips. That was on a Monday, March 28, 1988, my sobriety date. What I discovered in the treatment center was myself. I also discovered that I had a second calling and I knew with all my heart what I was supposed to do and where I was suppose to go. After approximately 3 years of sobriety under my belt I started college and to my utter amazement I not only enjoyed the work but I excelled at the work while continuing my 40 hour a week job in the steel factory. It was indeed a daunting task but I must say I enjoyed it all for the most part. I recently started my very own business, Advance Professional Counseling, LLC on January 6, 2014. This was not my original plan but what I learn through my life experiences are, “Men makes plans God laughs.” But I’ve also learned that new ventures can be a better road to a happier life. I learned that being flexible is very important as we walk through this journey called life. Here are a few things I offer at Advance Professional Counseling, LLC . If you don’t see what you’re looking for here please feel free to contact me and ask any questions you wish I still may be able to help you. This list is not all inclusive: I will provide an appointment within 48 hours if possible. I will conduct a psychological intake. I will support you as needed. I also provide links on my website to several community services. I offer late hours (1:00pm – 8:00pm) on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I offer services to all age groups. I offer services to people addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. I offer services for people who have chronic pain. I offer services for marital problems, bipolar, depression, anxiety, anger issues, behavior problems, ADHD, couples, individuals, groups, etc. I believe myself to be a man who is sensitive to the needs of others. I have been doing this for a lot of years and I bring a world of personal experiences to the table. My personal goals are to help those in need and to be the very best family man and counselor that I can be. Do No Harm!! Now you know a little about me and where I am coming from. I look forward to our meeting one day soon. If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact me at or (304) 650-3820. I am at your service. Sincerely William (Dick) Coburn, MA, LPC Advance Professional


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