David Gottlieb

LMFT

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LMFT 35125


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Gottlieb. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

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

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 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

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 Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with David for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, coaching, and adhd

He’s great. I’m a big fan of David.

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

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 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

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 Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

David has been very insightful, and responsive to my needs. Right from the start he could hear where some of my issues lay (when I could not) and he led me gently but insistently in that direction, with humour and kindness. We are still in the middle of it, so ....

Written on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

David's a great listener and has been able to understand the kind of person I am very quickly. He's very encouraging and can lighten the mood if need be.

Written on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with David for 7 months

Great therapist !!

Written on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

David is not only so kind and caring, he has a great sense of humour which really helps when it comes to our meetings. He’s great at breaking down my problems and finding the core to which I can work on. He doesn’t beat around the bush and will say it how it is, which is extremely helpful to understand why I feel the way I do about certain things.

Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

David is an incredible listener and helps me build on my own strengths. I always feel valued and understood during our sessions. We have a game plan and David helps keep me on track.

Written on May 07, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

David is fantastic!! He is understanding and listens to what you have to say. I get great advice from David and also assignments as well. You tell him what your possible problems are and he works with it. Fun to talk to face to face. I feel he is someone who has known me for years but has only talked to me for a few months!!

Written on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

David is warm, personable, attentive, immediately made me feel aware of his process as a counselor, and made me feel comfortable being myself. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat.

Written on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel so lucky to have David’s counselling services. Straight out of the gate, he introduced himself and his practices in such a personal manner. His responsiveness to messages is not only timely, he is also thoughtful in all his feedback.
I feel I am listened to and supported with no fear of judgment. David encourages me while gently challenging me in ways I need.

Work with me!