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
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Men's Issues , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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I’ve tried other counselors but David is the first that hasn’t seemed frustrated with me but open and kind hearted in listening and trying to find ways to get through to help.
My experience with David Demorest has been extremely pleasant. He is very easy to communicate with snd a l ways responded in a timely manner.
Dave is the only person who was able to help me with my issues. As someone who was abused and was in abusive relationships, we worked very hard on resolving my trauma. He’s great for anyone living abroad because Dave has also been all around the world and understands what it’s like.
David has a very no-nonsense, straight forward approach with a variety of options to pursue for self exploration, learning, and healing.
David has been a great help to me. I know he wants me to be my best self. I feel that he genuinely cares about me and wants to help me.
On target, on point - highly relevant content. Respectful while also speaking like a real human. Really knows his stuff. Not a clock-watcher at all, sessions never feel rushed and he communicates clearly.
David is very experienced and knowledgeable. I had a couple of calls with him and he immediately shares resources to help.
David is very responsive and takes the time to explain and share his logic which I appreciate.
David is very knowledgeable, kind, and understanding. His guidance has really helped me. I appreciate all the reading material he provided me.
David really understood my problems! During COVID I felt like I was stuck with an alcoholic partner in a doomed marriage, with no job and no hope. David helped me navigate my anxiety about life, and helped me at a time when I really needed a guiding light!
Dave is a thoughtful listener with foundational advice that has helped me grow and change.
David has been great, he’s easy to start talking to and really makes me feel understood. I appreciate his tips and tricks to help me change my way of thinking. My time with him has been invaluable and i would recommend him to anyone!
Dave has great stories and analogies to help explain concepts with regard to parenting and relationships
Dave is a very matter of fact counselor. He really gets down the the nitty gritty and helps you find your solutions. He is a sound listener, and makes you feel heard. I would recommended him highly.
I was totally new to having a councilor and I had a few goes with other councilors but they didn’t work for me.
Dave helped me work through my issues of grief , anxiety and stress of running of business with a child with special needs.
Dave is a guy who was reliable, friendly and listened to me babble on.. exactly what I needed. He didn’t judge me in anyway.
Thank you Dave.
Dave has been really helpful in making me understand the root cause of my behavior and suggested practical solutions to improve mental health and quality of life in general, despite having a complex background. Dave is very approachable and comfortable to talk to, I always have a fun and productive session and feeling refreshed, enlightened and upbeat afterwards. Dave also spends time to find materials for me to work on specific problems, he also actively checking up on me to make sure I am OK if I have not been in touch for a while.
Very wise, takes enough time to understand and reflect on issues. Also keen on learning and sharing. The sessions with him are moments of calmness and deep thought.
I'm enjoying the counseling and I'm making progress.
David has been a great help to me as I am navigating a lot of up ands downs in my life. He is compassionate, but very straight forward, and that is comforting in a world that seems so unreliable sometimes. I’m extremely grateful for his support and guidance during this time.
David was great. He offered constructive advice that could be used in a practical way.
David is very understanding and receptive to all of my thoughts. He has provided me with clear, no-nonsense directions towards bettering myself, and has checked in on me when I needed. His in-depth knowledge and materials have helped me more than I could have hoped for initially. Highly recommended!
David's insight helped me see issues that years of counseling with other counselors never touched. He backed this insight up with pragmatic tools that are very effective. He is also great at working at a pace that works for you.
Overall, very good. I found his advice straight, to the point, and constructive. If I am in need of counseling again, I would be very interested in his services.
Super supportive of my conditions. Has helped me through a lot with simple techniques
Dave is great, he's been of great help to me and offered me the guidance I need to come out of the sticky spot I'm in.
Dave is great thanks!
David is very experienced counselor, I felt immediately comfortable in communicating with him.
I really like having a regular person who has gotten to know me and what my needs are. He checks in with me regularly (which is what I need) and his no-nonsense manner suits me. I know matching a therapist with a person can be difficult, but I feel you've made a good match with us.
David gives good advice, resources to look through for further clarification.
I am very pleased with David Demorest and how he has helped me so far. The variety of tools and exercises he has helped me with using.
David is easy to chat with and allows you many different ways to address your issues. I was very happy to work with him.
David was considerate, patient and delicate. He helped me learn how to manage my emotions and suggested how to find a way out of depression.
He is very in-tune and smart. Very insightful. I would definitely recommend him. I don't usually choose men but I am glad I did this time if I could give him a 10 star rating I would.
I like that he messages me to check up on me!
David was very patient and understanding. He took a straight-forward approach to the issues I was dealing with and offered practical advice, suggested tools for dealing with issues, and provided excellent reading material related to my issues. His in-depth knowledge of biochemistry adds another layer to treatment, giving him the ability to not only help you with your issues on a psychological level but also understanding how your body reacts to stress, depression, and other issues. I would highly recommend David if you are seeking help.
Since being with this service I was extremely anxious and panic stressed David has taught me to use mind tools and this works extremely grateful I can and am functioning
David really understood me and my wife and was able to get us back on track. Cannot thank him enough.
David is an excellent listener and advisor! Im thoroughly enjoying his views and concepts regarding stress, anxiety and dealing with personal trauma.
Dave is thoughtful, sees through my lies and pushes when necessary, supports when necessary and has provided me with good tools or my mental health needs.
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.