I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey, and have worked in the mental health field since 1996. I obtained my Master of Arts in Counseling, from Montclair State University in May 2003. During my career, I have worked in both individual and group settings, including adults with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders in hospital and residential settings. These populations including depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD and OCD. Additionally, I have experience working with LGBTQ individuals and adolescents.
As a therapist, I believe in a holistic person-centered approach that employs motivational interviewing techniques. For me, it is important to meet each person where they are at, allowing a safe, supportive, and respectful environment. My role is to engage with you, understand more about you and what has brought you to therapy. It is additionally important for me to work with you to identify changes and a plan of action we can formulate. An empathic, non-judgement approach is important in helping you on your journey in creating a happier and healthier life.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
- Compassion fatigue
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching Read more...
LPC #37PC00700700 (Expires: 2022-11-30)
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David is great!
I’m a different person than I was 18 months ago….he got me through some of the most difficult times of my life.
David has been amazing! He has gone above and beyond to help me and I highly value his insights, support, availability and professionalism. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking therapy!
He’s the best!
My sessions with David have been instrumental in getting me through some challenging times and has been personally beneficial for me. I look forward to each session. I highly recommend David.
David continues to surprise me every single week. I’ve never met anyone so caring and with so much expertise. I feel like he takes my problems as his and he does great with the things I bring to him
I seriously would not be in the mental state I am right now without David's help. He was absolutely phenomenal, and even though I don't need therapy anymore, I would have loved to stay and talk with him. He is easy to trust and I could not recommend him enough.
Thank you so much! It was exactly what I needed.
David is a professional, understanding, and listens and helps. I feel this is the best option for me and he was the best person picked for me. Thank u.