David Poles


David Poles


Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Drug and Alcohol Counselor
License Status: I'm a certified professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - 5667
Secondary Credential: Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor - 2186
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Fees: With each prospective client, I offer a 30 minute information session at no charge. I believe that it is important for you to choose who you want to work with when you start this process. This session provides you with the opportunity to ask questions, meet me, learn about my services and allow me to learn about what your needs are. Together we will decide if you need coaching or counseling and whether or not I am the right person for you and your situation.
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10 Langley Road
Suite 200
Newton Center, Massachusetts 02459

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My Approach to Helping

You deserve to have peace and happiness in your life. I am committed to empowering my clients to become more successful, happier and empowered. I teach my clients how to improve life performance, improve relationships, reduce painful emotions and reduce addictive behaviors.

We will discuss how pain is a signal for you to either change your perception and or procedures. I will help you to create your own blueprint for happiness. I use coaching in my psychotherapy services to help our work be more fruitful and more goal and results oriented.

More Info About My Practice

I am passionate about empowering you to grow and become a better and happier version of yourself.

I take a customized approach with each of my clients. Together, we will create a treatment plan in order to identify what the challenges are, what are the goals and what is the plan of action to achieve those goals. We update this every three months.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Improving Self Esteem

Improving Relationships

Dealing Effectively with Change and Loss

Overcoming addictive behaviors

How Psychotherapy Can Help

It can help individuals improve relationships, self esteem and deal effectively with change and loss. It is an opportunity to make sense of the thoughts we have in our head.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is, through a variety of techniques, to help clients to grow and become more happpier versions of themselves.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I get to help people, grow and change and become happier.

My Role as a Therapist

I see my role to be as both a support but more importantly a change agent.
I also believe that my clients have it within themselves to become self actualized and better problem solvers.
My job is to help clear the psychological debris that is preventing the client from growing.

My Therapy Focus

It varies depending on the client and the issues. Tony Robbins once said "All therapies work some of the time." I truly believe that. The one constant I take with each client is to take a respectful approach and believe that the client has what is takes to grow and change.'

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with adult professionals teaching them how to improve self esteem , improve relationships and overcome addictions. Many of my clients have reported having a reduction of painful emotions, sobriety and dealing effectively with change. I use both psychotherapy and coaching techniques to empower my clients to have more peace and joy.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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