David Schenck

MA, PsyD (abd), NASM

David Schenck

MA, PsyD (abd), NASM

Professions: Life Coach, Psychotherapist, Counsellor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: MS, LPC
Primary Credential: Pre-licensed - Supervisors License: PC009372
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: $35-$100 per session (generally). We know that everyone’s financial situation is different, so we’d rather not put a set number on our services. Our goal is to help people, not have a specific dollar sign in mind. In an effort to offer affordable services that are priced fairly for your income range, we operate on a sliding scale. What that means is we only charge you what you can afford based on your salary range.

Please note that our services are self pay only. We do not accept health insurance at this time.
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375 Morgan Street
Suite 3A
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460

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My Approach to Helping

At Terra Firma, our mission is also our greatest passion: to help you recognize how awesome you really are, and that you’re capable of anything you put your mind to (except maybe interdimensional travel, but who are we to stand in the way of destiny?) We want to help you evolve into the version of you who feels seen, heard, and understood; the one who feels confident, happy, and whole. We know that there are times where it feels like there’s absolutely no way that’s ever going to happen, because you’re just not the kind of person who’s capable of that. That’s rubbish, and we promise you that you can!

What makes our practice a little different is that we approach each client with the understanding that people do not fit neatly inside little boxes. Your relationships, career, hobbies, diet and exercise, spiritual beliefs, etc. etc. are all interacting to create the current version of you.

In our holistic therapy approaches, we shirk the mindset that you are a narrow range of symptoms to be treated, and instead look at you as a whole person. Our approach is built on empathy and compassion, and is designed to arm you with the wellness tools needed to help you tackle the various battles you may be facing along your holistic journey to happiness.

More Info About My Practice

After obtaining a Masters in Psychology with a clinical focus, David Schenck went on to provide therapy for many diverse populations in need. Therapy was (and is) his life’s calling, but he realized that many people found their therapeutic experiences lacking in the empathy many so desperately sought, and had become disillusioned with the idea of therapy. He saw that many people could not even find providers due to hardship, and the services they were able to find were impersonal and insufficient to grow. They seemed to feel lost in the tides of life.

If he had a nickel for every person he heard say that their previous therapist didn’t seem to really care that they were suffering, he’d have too many nickels. It broke his heart.

He gained a full doctoral level of education and expertise in psychodynamic techniques, but began to understand that it’s not enough to heal the mind alone; physical health, spirituality, interpersonal relationships, and a passion for life are vital for a person to grow. With a vision of helping people to change and grow in a deeper, holistic, and meaningful process David Schenck created Terra Firma Holistic Therapy to share these insights with the world, and help people create the best versions of themselves.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Fertility Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Schema Therapy

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