My name is David Anderson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Boulder, CO with 5 years of experience at the Master’s Level. While completing my clinical Master's Degree, I enrolled in a Life Coaching Certification Program (IPEC COACHING) and a yoga teacher training (Hatha Vinyasa Flow), I completed all these at the same time but it was coaching and yoga that stole my heart. For several years I taught yoga professionally and coached people on my path. Eventually, I decided I wanted to become a greater expert in the field of Psychology and enrolled in a Ph.D. program focusing on positive psychology, humanism, philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. I’ve worked in crisis for many years but transitioned to E-counseling to help support people and make a bigger difference.
BiPolar and PTSD - I have a significant expertise with Bipolar and PTSD skilled at supporting people in the highs and lows, and stress coping struggles. My goal is to help clients stay grounded, connected, and empowered with support.
PRO-WOMEN (FEMINIST) - It is important for me to also note that I am a male feminist and have chosen to own my privilege and choose to support and empower women and I support sex-positive clients and encourage ethical safer sex practices (including communication around intimate and sensitive issues).
MY APPROACHES - I use a combination of brief solution focused approaches, like those found in coaching, and benefits person-centered mindful approaches to help people make the changes they want to make in their lives at core levels. The therapies I use include Rogerian Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian), Brief Solution Focused, Therapy (BSFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MB-CBT), and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
SPIRITUAL GROUNDING - I employ Yogic, Buddhist Psychology, and other Mindfulness Based principles in my practice and honor the individual spiritual values of my clients.
CHANGE - I know that change can be very difficult and I do all I can to help support and empower you so that change can be as lasting and as comfortable as possible. When you need me to kick into coach gear I can help create action plans and offer exercises to transform your life in the here and now. I believe that healing follows the hero’s journey and sometimes to move forward we need a safe place to talk about things to figure out what’s going on, the next step after that is preparation and action, learning from the mistakes, and doing better. I work best with highly motivated people and I work with clients with depression, anxiety, career, and college issues.
LIFE and LEISURE - When I am not counseling I am doing yoga, enjoying a movie, reading, working on completing my dissertation study, and creating motivational content. I live a full and busy life and attempt to practice what I teach. Change takes work, greatness takes, effort and in most cases, the journey starts from humble beginnings. As such, I have become an expert at helping people start over and create forward momentum. If you are ready to take the steps to create change (even if it’s just venting at first about the problem), then I look forward to working with you to build the life you want to live and heal from previous challenges.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Career difficulties
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues
LPC #0013591 (Expires: 2019-08-31)