Dave Boldebook

(LCSW)
Therapist Dave Boldebook Photo

About Me

Greetings! and thank you for visiting my bio page.

Do you find yourself seeking answers? Are you struggling with a challenging situation?
Are you grieving the loss of something or someone? Are life changes creating worry?
Not sure which way to turn? Losing hope? Are you thinking it is time for self-exploration?
Are you needing to examine the situations or factors in your life that hold you back?

I am a licensed clinical social worker, counselor/therapist and received a master’s degree in
social work in 1998 from the University of New England in Maine. I have worked in both
community based and residential settings with clients ranging in ages from 5 to 95.
My practice embraces an integrative holistic approach bridging the connection of physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual health and the impact on overall health and wellbeing.
My style is informed from a wide range of practice modalities including humanistic therapy,
person-centered approaches; cognitive behavioral therapy; psychodynamic; and strengths
based/solution focused therapies.

Here are some of my learning takeaways from 20 years of counseling and therapy practice.
• It’s about relationship
• Be authentic
• Listen and hear
• Be empathic
• Be gentle
• Lean into fear and resistance, not away
• Challenge with care
• Encourage
• Instill hope

My goal is to provide a safe space for you to explore a greater understanding of yourself and
the issues and challenges you may be facing. To offer a trusting, counseling connection.
A relationship that supports you in gaining new tools and strategies, finding solutions and
setting new goals to enhance your life. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

With gratitude, caring and unconditional positive regard.
Dave


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LC6510 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Dave for 3 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, self esteem, and adhd

He is very competent, expert and friendly.
His advice and wisdom helped me to change my view of myself.

Written by D.A. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Dave for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

David is the second therapist I spoke to on this platform and it was obvious very early on that he genuinely cared about me and helping me with my journey.
I came to David with social anxiety issues and it is perhaps one of the best decisions I have made as I feel a lot more aware of myself and who I am now. I was with David for 5 sessions and that was enough to make the difference for me.
I would definitely recommend others to give David a shot.

Written by N.I. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Dave for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

So far from all experience in the past - top of the list favourite human being /therapist. Already recommended to friends!!!

Written by T.A. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Dave for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Dave for 9 months and he has been the biggest support for me during this journey. I couldn’t have asked for a better therapist. Dave is really great in creating a connection and trustworthy relationship. He would go the extra mile to make sure that you are comfortable while working on yourself. I would recommend anyone to work with him.

Written by M.I. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Dave for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Dave’s patience, non-judgmental listening, and advice. I also value the techniques that he was taught me to better handle life’s stressors and navigate the often-stormy waves of life’s tides.

Written by G.R. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Dave for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've been really enjoying our discussions and his help. He genuinely cares and is helpful

Written by L.A. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Dave for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Dave has an incredibly humble approach of counseling and I think it is his greatest strength. He is naturally nurturing and drives the sessions with creativity and humor, helping me look forward to talking to him rather than dreading it, even though we can dig deep into hard places.

Written by M.A. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Dave for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

All perfect so far very helpful

Written by V.O. on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Dave for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I went through a triple challenge of social isolation due to a pandemic, job loss and a divorce after 27 years of marriage. It was literally the most challenging time emotionally of my life.
Dave helped me sort through all of it in a kind and gentle manner, while also providing clarity and direction that I very much needed.
I am grateful for his help, expertise, patience and constant support.
I feel very safe knowing that I can access his help if I face further struggles that I cannot manage on my own.

Written by G.U. on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Dave for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dave has been God sent for me. I was in a very lonely dark spot and slowly he has not only taken me out of the space but now he is helping me explore other dimensions of life. Discussions with him as very intense and spiritual. Very highly recommended.

Written by H.A. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Dave for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Awesome counselor who helped my mental health a lot

Written by J.A. on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Dave for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dave is a great listener, easy to talk to and help me work through concerns I have.

Written by N.I. on Aug 14, 2020 after therapy with Dave for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dave has helped so much already. I'm looking forward to continuing my journey with him and finding myself in the process.