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 reassess. 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 clients 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
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When speaking with David, he offered me a totally fresh perspective that I hadn’t heard from any precious counselors. He used knowledge of how the brain works to help me understand some of the things I do instinctively. That’s helped me pause and look for alternatives when making decisions. That’s really helped.
I just started working with David after not seeing a counselor for over 10 years. I was intimidated at first because I haven't spoken to anyone in so long and, well, I'm depressed. David quickly put my nervousness at ease, offered practical tools and laid out a practical approach for me. I look forward to future sessions and to making progress with David's guidance.
He's very caring, compassionate and responsive.
Very nice and knows what he’s doing. Helped me a lot! Would recommend him very much! Thank you!
David is a great help. He has many good ideas and gives helpful & effective feedback!
Very understanding and good listener. Blunt when needed but respectfully so. After talking to David I always have a boost of confidence to go about my week.
Mr Demorest is very helpful and efficient with his useful advice. Thank you to him from the bottom of my heart. I was in a dark pit of despondency and he showed me wonderful light with tools he offered.
I’ve already recommended David Demorest to a few people I know. I feel so comfortable talking with him and expressing my feelings. I was so nervous just downloading the app, David helped calm my nerves. It’s been an educational experience as well as comforting so far. I’ve only been talking with David for a couple weeks but I feel hopeful, and I haven’t felt hope for years. He’s given me the tools to help control my anxiety which has made a difference in my family as well. I’m so thankful for this app and David!!
David Demorest is the best counsellor I have had, he is well documented and very resourceful, he understood my concerns right away and I felt very comfortable talking to him, he was a good match for me and I would greatly recommend him.
David was very helpful. He provided me with many great ways to deal with my anxiety. He is experienced with mindfulness. He also provided me with many insightful worksheets. I would definitely recommend him.
David is an excellent listener and he is not pushy or judgmental. I didn’t have a really good experience with my first counsellor but David is really really good.
I feel really comfortable talking to him and he provides variety of methods to help me. He always respect your feelings and opinions.
I’m really glad I have him as my counsellor. He definitely helped me to improve day after day.
Great listener and has information to help solve your issue. The most important thing is to listen. He helps prepare your mind and provides tools for recovery.
I was having a really hard time when I decided to start with this app.
At the beginning I was a bit sceptical about it, but after my first session with David, I saw that there was light in that dark tunel.
I feel comfortable talking about everything, and he is always there ready to help.
I’ve made some improvements thanks to him, but I know i still have a long way to go.
Thanks to David I managed to control my anxiety.
I would definitely recommend him.
David has been very helpful. He is calm and easy going, but at the same time makes it clear that he is there to help. I have participated in counseling before and have a lot of knowledge about self-help strategies, but he has provided tools that I was unaware of. I appreciate how quickly he gets back to me and the practical solutions he offers. He is not pushy or bossy and yet is very helpful and supportive. I would recommend David to anyone.
David Demorest is a wonderful counselor, and I have had plenty to compare him too. He seems genuinely interested in my problems. He is very easy to talk to and gives several ways to do it. Whatever makes you comfortable. He has wide range background so he has many ideas of what can help. To me, when I converse with David it's like I'm talking to my older brother. I cannot say enough about him. I think he is wonderful and very helpful.
I’ve only been working with David for a short period of time, but it has been xtremely eye opening and he really understands my concerns and helps me address them. I appreciate the different approaches David takes to assist me with my struggles. I am slowly making progress, and David constantly checks in on me which I also appreciate very much. Online therapy is definitely a game changer, and for the best, now I am getting to where I would like to be.