David Cogdell

(LPC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia and have been practicing for over 10 years. I have worked in multiple settings across the system of care in Georgia and as a result have worked with a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, substance abuse as well as career and relationship issues. I recognize that each of us is faced with our own unique challenges and my role is to help you recognize your individual strengths that you possess in order to help you utilize your own special innate abilities to tackle the challenges you face today while also helping you equip yourself for those that may come down the road.

I am client-centered and maintain an existential approach to therapy utilizing empathy, compassion, warmth and understanding . I tailor my therapeutic approach to you and meet you where you are. Together we will work to face your specific needs and work in tandem to handle your times of fear, uncertainty, or worry. You are not alone in this and I applaud the courage you have taken to get here. I very much look forward to working with you to help you build your gifts and strengths on this journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC007915 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on May 07, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

David has been great. Very tuned in during our sessions and helping me to work on reconnecting with my feelings. He is also consistent about reaching out between session to check in. Even tho I am not a texting person I still appreciate knowing he is there and checking in.

Written by J.O. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

David has been amazing!! I can't say enough great things about him and how much he has helped me these few months in my sessions. I needed help to cope with the pandemic and to try and overcome my anxiety for how much of my life has changed. Covid just made me feel more isolated and depressed but he helped me find ways to keep my outlook positive and find ways to keep myself busy, active and feeling good about myself. Talking to David doesnt even feel like your talking to a counselor but a friend and I like how down to earth he is and how comfortable he makes you feel talking about things and feelings that may be difficult to talk about or express to others. I would highly recommend him to anyone going through the same things I went through.

Written by S.H. on May 01, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Speaking with David was my first time as an adult speaking with a professional for my mental health. I was a bit nervous about it, but 1 minute in after our introduction I felt comfortable and he made me feel like I could express myself with no judgement at all. He is relatable, even though we were only talking about me. He checks in regularly between calls and is very attentive. I handpicked him specifically and am very glad I did. I highly recommend him.

Written by C.R. on Apr 30, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel like David really understands and takes the time to listen and he responds in the most professional and thought provoking ways, always with grace and care.

Written by M.I. on Apr 21, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

David is awesome. He connects with me by meeting me where I'm at. I feel comfortable sharing with him and being myself. He reaches out to me consistently, more than I reach out to him. He is everything I could ask for in a counselor and more. I appreciate his kindness, ability to explain things to me in ways I can understand, and his concern about my progress. Highly recommend working with David!

Written by R.I. on Apr 09, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

What I enjoy the most is his boldness and straightforwardness. He doesn’t beat around the bush and doesn’t say what you WANT to hear, but what you NEED to hear.

Written by J.A. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

He's very professional, always respectful and responsive for any problems and concerns I present. He always listens, and is able to offer insight and sympathy.

Written by A.L. on Feb 12, 2021 after counseling with David for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very friendly. He makes things easy to understand and doesnt make me feel like I'm dumb if I dont follow along.

Written by W.O. on Jan 29, 2021 after counseling with David for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes

David is the one I turn to when things at work seem really tense or anxious. David is kind and helpful and I appreciate his presence.

Written by O.P. on Jan 21, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

David is a very compassionate and knowledgeable therapist. I feel heard and understood. He is helping me feel more confident in my ability to heal from my past.

Written by B.R. on Jan 01, 2021 after counseling with David for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

David is attentive, timely and considerate of my current state and always provides meaningful tips and advice!

Written by L.Y. on Dec 16, 2020 after counseling with David for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

So far, I strongly appreciate the open mindedness and the support to pursue my overall happiness. I send lengthy messages and I don’t feel that he skips over anything. He’s very thorough and I strongly look forward to seeing how he can further help my state of being. Thank you kindly, sir.

Written by J.A. on Nov 03, 2020 after counseling with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

David as been been great as a counselor. He’s been patient and willing to listen to my problems. He’s very understanding of everything. I’ve been able to connect with him on a personal level which I haven’t been able to do with a counselor in the past. I think David Cogdell is a great counselor and would recommend him to anyone.

Written by M.A. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

David is a great guy and very supportive he help me become a better me

Written by C.R. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Wonderful!!!

Written by W.A. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

In my short time working with david, my improvements in areas of concern have been vast. I really click with david, and I feel very fortunate to have him in my life. Hes a very kind man, with a big heart who listens very well and always has great advice.

Written by K.A. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

So far I’ve found David’s advice to be really helpful and I’m having som great realizations and feel more self assured