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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Sleeping disorders
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Hearing Impaired , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Phobias , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ Psychologist 2048
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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.
He's able to pick up on the underlying issue(s). My end of session summaries are always me going, "yeah. that's what I wanted to say." Comforting to be understood. Thank you.
Dr. Engstrom is the first therapist I've ever worked with and he has helped tremendously! He made me feel comfortable and at ease when talking about difficult topics.
Dave is a straight shooter, and he cares about his patients. He responds well to my own discomfort, quickly recognizes patterns and behaviors within me to help build my self-awareness, isn't afraid to challenge me on my thoughts, gives me a chance to stumble about, is accommodating, and when the occasion arises, he helps me push myself to be a better me vs. helping me better understand myself. Great therapist, 10/10
He's been. Great
I had put off getting help for years. I wasn’t sure if counseling/therapy was right for me, but it was one of the best decisions I have made thus far. My Therapist, Dr dave, was a great listener, very understanding, relate-able, and recommended tools relevant to my situation. I highly recommend him and counseling for anyone struggling through life’s difficult stages.
Dr. Engstrom is a nice and easy-going guy who gives you a good platform to talk about yourself. He's really understanding and offers full control of the sessions to you.
Dr Engstrom's calm and friendly manner helped me a few months ago when I was going through a bout of anxiety.
Dr. Engstrom is so easy to talk to and really kind! He always makes me feel heard and is focused on our goals. The way he approaches them makes me feel like they’re totally achievable too.
I feel so much more calm after speaking with Dr. Engstrom. He's great at guiding the conversation and providing useful feedback. I don't know why it took me so long to sign up for therapy!
Dr. Dave has been a great help. The time spent definitely lightened the stressful feelings that I was having. I'm so happy that I found this site.
Dr. Engstrom is an amazing understanding person! He has helped me and understand things easily! Very helpful!