I am a licensed in both Ohio and Florida -Ohio as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as a certified addiction professional, and a qualified supervisor in Florida.
I have more than 20 years of experience in counseling in the fields of mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring issues. Channeling these early experiences, I have written and self-published the book Humbug to Happiness. The book is an extension of the author, David A Gibbs passionate belief that everyone is entitled and deserves to live a life of happiness!
I have worked in multiple settings, including home-based crisis stabilization, private and nonprofit organizations, and private practice. I have presented at both local and national conferences, addressing mental health and substance abuse, and its impact on the communities.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH6495
OH LPCC E.1100008
David is able to meet me where I am at each session and allow me to work through identifying my needs.
Written on Dec 01, 2023 after therapy with david for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Dr Gibbs helped me to get a handle on a lot of issues that I’ve repressed for a very long time and helped me to process parts of myself that I’d been looking away from for most of my life. I can’t express my gratitude enough for his patience, understanding and advice.
Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with david for 4 months on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues
A great therapist who listens and gives you a great welcoming feeling in each session
Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with david for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management
David has been an amazing therapist with some wonderful tools to share when it comes to dealing with grief, loss, depression, and a myriad of things that life tosses our way. Highly recommend David as a therapist!
Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with david for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and compassion fatigue
David is super helpful. I feel so refreshed after every session with him.
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with david for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, and career difficulties
David Gibbs is a great listener and always give very insightful responses. He has a calming presence and positive attitude that helps you to get more comfortable talking about your problems.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with david for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd