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David Demorest, LCPC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

David has a very diverse background. In addition to Masters in Mental Health Counseling, he has a Maters in Biology/Biochemistry and worked in Research. David changed fields and worked 25 years as a radiochemist which combined nuclear chemistry and physics.
As a counselor his background has been very beneficial in understanding the processes underlying behavior and mental health. As a result of his work in industry David has good people skills which are essential in working with clients with mental health issues.

David provides an eclectic approach in counseling theory and uses Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Counseling, Schema Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. He is trained in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback which are good tools to help clients with issues such as depression, anxiety disorders and addiction. David’s initial approach is to develop a trusting relationship with the client. He then works with the client to identify the specific issues. A treatment plan is developed to address these issues. As treatment proceeds this plan may be revised as specific issues come up. When the client completes the plan, he will be reassessed. Depending on the clients progress the client may be discharged with specific goals to work on. If there are still unresolved issues a new treatment plan will be developed and treatment continued. If there are issues that require a different approach David may refer the client to another counselor that specializes in the client’s specific issues.

On a personal level David has three adult children and two grandsons. David was raised in the mountains of Wyoming and has a place south of Jackson Hole which he spends as much time as he can. There his closest neighbors are elk, moose, and wolves. David lives most of the time in Boise. He has been fortunate to have traveled the world a great deal spending time in South East Asia and China. He recently spent time in Tuscany and in Malta. He still skis, canoes, loves to fly fish and generally spend time in nature.

Professional experience

19yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Men's issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

ID LCPC LCPC-5814

WY LPC LPC-17262

OR LPC C6283

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Demorest. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

David had been a great supporter in my journey for important. I like that he gives me my own space to express my issues and problems. We go through it togather one by one. He gives me tools to work on my self. He also supports me with reading material that expands my knowledge about certain topics.

Written on Apr 12, 2024 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

He gets me, gives me important info

Written on Apr 02, 2024 after therapy with David for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Smart man with a calm demeanor

Written on Feb 19, 2024 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

David is amazing. I've very much enjoyed our sessions. He helps keep me grounded and holds me accountable, but in a very professional and caring way. I'd recommend David to anyone

Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Great experience. Very practical and knowledgeable.

Written on Jun 01, 2023 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Mr. David is such a great guy!! He is such an amazing listener! David always asks very productive questions to keep me thinking, and gives the most motivating videos! Thank you Mr. Dave!

Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd