Change can be difficult, and you are taking an important step by reaching out for support. I am going to work with you to develop a path toward positive change. Our time together will honor who you are while targeting the challenging areas of your life. I will treat you with respect, warmth and compassion as we take on your negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors without stigmatizing labels to make you feel better.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Northern California with 30 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of problem areas including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting problems, career transitions, acting out behaviors, ADHD as well as learning and developmental disabilities.
My therapeutic approach intentionally combines client-centered, relationship and communication-based, solution-skill based, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems counseling. As I get to know you, we will map out together a specific plan of treatment that fits who you are, what you want to accomplish, and how best to get there.
I look forward to connecting with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 35125
David has been an amazing listener and provided great advice in ways to properly communicate my needs and boundaries. He has also helped push me towards my personal and professional goals and help build my confidence to face the variety of challenges that while trying to be a better version of myself.
Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with David for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd
I have been in therapy for 20+ years. I almost lost faith in my ability to progress and David has truly helped me turn that around. I want to become a better person, and David is constantly keeping me accountable, helping me see other perspectives. He is fantastic.
Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
It's hard to put into words how David has helped me navigate this chapter in my life. Thank you David for listening, for offering words of encouragement, and for creating space for me to share my experiences.
For anyone considering David as a therapist, I highly recommend him to anyone needing someone who can listen and help navigate difficult situations in life. He is great at bringing perspective to any and every conversation we've had.
Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with David for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
He’s great. I’m a big fan of David.
Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with David for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, coaching, and adhd
Hey David, thanks for everything. It has been a great journey for me. I’ll try to epitomise all we discussed. It has been a blast, you’re great!
Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd
I've only had a session with him due to my own personal busy schedule but I'm extremely satisfied with his services and he makes the sessions fun by throwing in some humour which aids the session. He has great knowledge of his profession and makes you feel comfortable and listens intently throughout the entire session. We're in different timezones for sessions but he's nothing but accommodating for everything.
Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes