Hello! My name is David DeNavarra. I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Florida with over 13 years of experience. I have a Master of Science in degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling from the University of Akron. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood stabilization, relationship issues, spiritual/existential difficulties, parenting problems, behavioral issues, anger issues, career challenges, personality disorders, codependency, severe and persistent mental illnesses, life changes, addictions, and trauma histories. I have extensive experience working with individuals as well as families/youth.
My therapy style is warm and interactive, treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, while empowering the individual to make goals and changes consistent with his/her/their own internal values. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, borrowing from cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, systemic, rational-emotive, solution-focused, and trauma-informed therapies. I customize treatment and approach to meet your unique and specific needs.
Seeking treatment is daunting. It requires a great deal of courage to change your life and seek a happier, more meaningful life. My job is to support and empower you through a collaborative partnership. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMFT MT2601
WA LMFT LF61286623
David DeNavarra is an excellent counselor. He listens and helps me navigate my relationships in a healthy new way and I am a better person now that I understand my bad patterns and my tool chest is full. Thankyou, David
Written on Apr 23, 2023 after therapy with David for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
David is amazing!!
He really listens and gives me
the proper feedback and tools needed to better myself. He seeks to understand my belief systems and helps me identify and work thru any blockages and struggles along the way. I appreciate knowing he is invested in my well being and he's shown me this by checking in with me when I get quiet. Also, when I've had a hard day I've reached out and he's responded sincerely with empathy and understanding. It's nice to have support on my healing journey. Thank you David!!
Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and parenting issues
David has been very helpful, and I very much appreciate his focus and suggestions.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts
David is great. I've been seeing him for a few months now, and he really gets to it. He really makes me think about my feelings and why Im feeling a certain way. He's the first therapist I've had in years that I feel really understands me and my issues, and is really helping me to get better.
Written on Mar 17, 2023 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management
David has guided me through the most traumatic experience of my life.
Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with David for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
An incredibly understanding therapist with the skill and patience to address and resolve many of the issues I had with my anxiety. David knows how to set the tone to a multitude of different settings so he can best help you. Be it a welcoming listening environment, a proactive and constructive mindset, or breaking down difficult to grasp concepts. I highly recommend David to anyone that feels apprehensive or intimidated by other therapists like I was.
Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse