David McGarva PhD LMFT LPCC

David McGarva PhD LMFT LPCC

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - MFC42154
Secondary Credential: LPCC - LPC96
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 25557
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Office 1
21243 Ventura Blvd
Suite 228
Woodland Hills, California 91364 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Normal rate $150, even on weekends.

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When a good man wants to change how he responds to things, when he wants to be a better partner, when he wants a brighter future, when he can't seem to control his worries, those are some times he might call me. I won't tell you how to navigate through your own life. I don't like to ask for directions, so why should you? I believe in the skills you already used to make it this far. My job is to have a respectful conversation about what's getting in your way now and the different routes you might choose.

Email or Call David McGarva PhD LMFT LPCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25557

More Info About My Practice

What guys usually hire me for is riding shotgun, for a short time, when the way ahead isn't clear. I'll encourage you to keep the reins while we look for ways through, or ways around. I learned my navigation skills the way we all do, along the road, during two marriages totaling more than 40 years, raising my family and in various jobs (and yes, the three psych degrees help). My wife Monica and I share the office, and sometimes we work with couples together.

For a lot of people, calling a therapist is a challenge. Don't worry about it. Helping people feel comfortable here is my problem, not yours. Look at the website, give me a call if you want to, think about it anyway if you don't.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Your connection with your therapist is vital. It matters more than any technique. That's why there is no hard sell here. After one meeting, if you're not feeling it, you'll never hear from me again.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

(in case you want the technical stuff) I'm what they call a humanist therapist. Within that, I'm very friendly with postmodernists - I'm married to one - but I identify with the Gestalt crowd. And that means? I don't assume you're here to be repaired like a defective computer. I don't assume I can fix your issues with some one-size-fits-all technique. I do assume you're a unique individual I know nothing about. And my goal is to support YOU in knowing more about that person.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Monica and I practice brief therapy. What that means depends on who you are and what brings you here. One visit, three, five, twenty, whatever you need and want, that's what we do here.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Scottish

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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