I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana and California. I'm committed to helping people work through symptoms of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other challenging mental health issues. My approach to treatment is an integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, and Eastern philosophy. In my work, the therapeutic relationship is paramount for effective treatment and is used as the base for personal growth and symptom reduction. I value the resiliency and unique strengths of every individual and also recognize how trauma, inequality, and oppression can diminish our sense of self. By mindfully exploring the past and present, I hope to change unhelpful thinking to create a sustainably pleasant future.
My professional experiences include 19 years in non-profit work with over 11 years in mental health. These experiences include providing clinical counseling services to individuals, children, families, and couples, supervision of social work and counseling students, organization administration, and mental health program development.
Personally, I am a warm and compassionate person. I'm light-hearted and value humor in our daily lives.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue Read more...
LCSW #8406 (Expires: 2021-08-31)
LCSW #86555 (Expires: 2022-10-31)
I really could not have asked for a better counselor! David has helped me and continues to help me through my anxieties, grieving and life challenges I ha be experienced over the last couple years. He has given me some great tools to utilize in my everyday. I look forward to our meetings every week, he is a great listener, judgement free and helps me to see perspective to work through all the ‘stuff.’
David is consistent and very excited about the things that can help me be successful. He is attentive to my needs and offers different techniques that help me cope. I am so impressed by his style and his ability to make me feel at ease with treatment of my trauma.
David is awesome, great listening, great insight, good homework ideas to focus on and very calm and understanding
At a difficult point in my life, David offered me help which has been truly transformative. I’ve struggled with depression for many, many years. Thanks to David’s compassionate help, I feel like I’m finally on the mend and making great progress towards getting my life back. Thank you, David.
David is an amazing counselor. He always makes me feel listened to and never judges with anything I saw. I love working with him and he truly has helped me over the past year
I find David to be very thought-provoking during our sessions. He is very professional and guides me through conversation while offering feedback as we review the topics for discussion. I feel very comfortable communicating with him and find sharing my feelings and thoughts quite easy. He is a great listener and his approach to counseling is warm and caring. He makes me feel like I am talking to a close friend.
David is amazing! He provides great insight in a very timely manner. Talking to David is like talking to someone you have been friends with for years. He will always listen without judgment and offers great feedback. He has a way of helping you analyze your own thoughts and learn how to help yourself while he helps you! I highly recommend David!
David has been an incredible resource and partner in my development during therapy. He is very understanding and shows strong empathy. I have enjoyed the experience and the challenges we've navigated together. I hope to continue developing with his help in the future.
This is my first experience with therapy and David had been great in our first two session. I feel very comfortable talking to him and his help has already helped me start processing things that I had issues with.