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Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Self esteem
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About me

Hello, my name is David Kolker and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. The firs question I ask every client is "tell me who you are." This question is the basis of all the time we will spend together. It is the main question that will determine the progress of your therapy. A primary piece of this approach is self-disclosure by myself. How can I expect you to be open and honest if I am not willing to do the same? Many therapists don't believe in this theory; however, I have found it to be extremely effective. The concept is that I have the same issues as you do; however, my pain tolerance is extremely less than yours. What does this mean? I don't wait till the pain gets unbearable to take action.

I have owned large primary mental health facilities for the past 14 years and worked with a diverse population of males, females and families. Issues such as lack of childhood modeling, insecure attachment, sexual assault and abuse, codependency and shame. It is my opinion that shame and codependency are the primary issues with the vast majority of issues we face.

I will stop at this point and invite you to contact me and discuss the issues you are dealing with. Remember, I am no different than you.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Personality Disorders, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

License information

IN LCSW-C 34007973A


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for DAVID KOLKER. 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.

He's a very good therapist. He's very knowledgeable and was able to understand what I'm going through. He listens to me.

Written on May 04, 2023 after therapy with DAVID for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd