I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Kentucky, but also licensed in Tennessee and Florida with 6 years' experience working with people making change in their life. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life changing situations. My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths-based drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory.
When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe. I believe that you have the ability to rewrite your own story with support from a professional. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am excited to meet you and work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them! Be proud of yourself for taking this first step to your new narrative!
Please allow 24 hours for responses via any method (chat, email, etc.) for brand new clients and 24-48 for additional inquiries, although most will be within 24 hours. Please remember that therapists need self-care as well, so weekends I will not be responding to emails as I will be spending time with my family. If it is an emergency and you are having thoughts of self-harm or harming others please call 911 immediately.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Body Image, Cancer, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TN LCSW 7877
KY LCSW 255793
Dava is really good at listening to your needs and working with you on self improvement. I really appreciate the she always listens to me even if I just need to vent and always helps me work through why I feel the way I do. Thanks Dava!
Written on Dec 19, 2021 after therapy with Dava for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management
Dava is amazing. Easy to talk to and casual. She helped me sort out the issues I was dealing with by looking at them from a gentler prospective. Thank you Dava!
Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Dava for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue
Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Dava for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching,
I’ve been working with Dava for a few months, and she has really helped me to realize the importance of taking care of myself and creating healthy work/life boundaries. With her help, I’m working through my burnout and anxiety and learning to put myself first. She always listens to everything that I have to say and offers great insights and advice.
Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Dava for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Dava for 2 weeks
I’m going to start with: this lady is a rockstar. I downloaded BetterHelp in the midst of going through nearly 2-3 crises a week WHILE seeing an in person therapist, who unfortunately didn’t understand me and never even found out how often I was in crisis. But Dava? Instant click. I don’t know how they do it considering I didn’t find the questions for getting to know me to be overly in depth but wow. Knocked my socks off. Thank you Dava for all you do, she is an amazing therapist!
Written on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Dava for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching