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.
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
WY LPC LPC-17262
OR LPC C6283
ID LCPC LCPC-5814
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
I am very happy in my therapist, I think I will do better now I have someone to talk with
Written on May 10, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, bipolar disorder, and adhd
David has helped me see how I can better myself through a very difficult situation with my wife. He has listened and recommend solid advice. Highly recommend!
Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
David has helped me so much with understanding my issues not just trying to fix them but go back to the beginning. I have never felt more taken care of and heard.
Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues