My Approach to Helping
I am David! As a therapist, I strive to provide a confidential, affirming, and flexible environment for my clients. I want to work with my clients to look at their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a real and practical way.
At the very heart of my approach to therapy are the principles of holistic and collaborative therapy. I work with each of my clients to tailor their goals as we embark on the journey of therapy together.
My therapeutic toolbox includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also incorporate mindfulness practices into my therapeutic approach.
I received my Master’s in Counseling from Palo Alto University and hold an additional certificate in Substance Use Disorders Counseling. I am licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and specialize in working with adults with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and other mood disorders, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders, life transitions, and relationship concerns.