My name is Dave and I am a clinical health psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the field.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and served my internship at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
I currently live in Scottsdale, Arizona (licensed psychologist in Arizona) and am on the Medical Staff at Honor Health Medical Center.
Although my clinical interests are broad, I have special training and experience in psychological aspects of chronic illness, including chronic pain and sleep disorders (especially insomnia). Beyond that, I am experienced in treatment of anxiety, depression and chemical dependency. I use motivational interviewing techniques as well, since we all have difficulty getting and staying motivated to make the changes we know we need!
It would be a pleasure to work with you if you believe my profile would be a good fit for you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Hearing Impaired, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ Psychologist PSY-002048
Dr. Engstrom has been personable and professional. I feel comfortable sharing my concerns and talking through things with him. I appreciate being able to connect here on betterhelp.
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
He has been very attentive and helpful in helping me guide my very strange journey. Thank You Sir
Written on Jul 01, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
He is very helpful and responds 24 7 if I ever need something
Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
The best!! Great listener, great advice! Always checking in!
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Engstrom is amazing he responds quickly and has great insight. I have made a lot of improvements and feel alot better about myself after having him as a therapist.
Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with David for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Very supportive, very clear on when he’s available. Reads written entries amazingly fast and has comments. I tend to be quite stoic, I don’t feel I’m progressing as much as I could, but if I don’t speak up what do I expect? I wouldn’t mind if I was startled into a realization. Dave is so gentle, I don’t think he would do that by asking a question or pinning down a perceived or real problem. For now I’m ok, he reinforces all that is good and that’s a great influence.
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties