About

Hi. I’m Corey—Dr. Corey Wilks, if you want to be formal. But I prefer to be casual.

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I’m a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Mindset & Habits Coach. I’ve been studying psychology since 2007, practicing therapy since 2014, and taught college psychology courses for five years.

I spent most of my time doing therapy in healthcare settings where I helped people with limited resources overcome obstacles in their lives. Healthcare settings don’t give you much time to do therapy, so I developed a system to get to the heart of the issue and find hyper-practical solutions quickly—the same system I bring to coaching.

I loved doing therapy, but I decided to leave for a few reasons:

  • Insurance companies dictate what you can and can’t do—they only pay for certain things.
  • Psychology boards restrict how you practice—I can be anywhere in the world and do a remote session with a therapy client, but the client has to physically be in the state I’m licensed in. Makes zero sense.
  • I got tired of being told how to do my job. I was only allowed to help people survive, even though I’m trained to help them thrive.

So I decided to do things my way—hence this website. I want to combine my love of teaching and expertise in optimizing human behavior to help people live a better life—especially rebels.

I love working with rebels because I am one. While the other therapists I worked with showed up to work soft-spoken, clean-cut wearing khakis and sweater vests, and asking everyone, “How does that make you feel?” I showed up in jeans and a t-shirt that showed off my tattoo sleeves, full of energy, and telling people, “I don’t give a fuck how you feel. What are you going to do about your situation? What’s your plan to improve your life?” Brash. No bullshit. Authentic. Solution-focused.

My approach isn’t for everyone. But the people I do connect with—the rebels—are the ones I’d rather work with anyway. I’m authentic, and I only work with authentic people. So I’ve dedicated this site to helping rebels revolutionize their lives—because rebels are the ones who change the world.

When I’m not writing, coaching, or doing speaking engagements, I train BJJ, lift, read, and play D&D.

I’m always down to connect with people, so feel free to reach out with any questions or comments.