I am a licensed clinical social worker in Washington State and have worked in community mental health for 53 years, 43 of which I have done direct clinical work with people. My experience includes working with individuals with a wide variety of conditions and include, among others, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief and loss identity issues, relationships concerns, and major psychiatric disorders.
I love seeing people change, grow, and learn to help in healing themselves over time. I believe in the dignity of each person and strive to treat everyone with respect and unconditional acceptance. My philosophy is that each person seeking help is an expert on their own condition and my role as therapist is to help elicit and guide them toward their individual goals. While I consider myself a strengths-based and client-centered therapist, as well as incorporating other treatment modalities, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, among others, I believe that a strong, supportive, trusting professional relationship is the main factor in helping people achieve positive change.
I believe that good mental and emotional health is crucial for all of us and I aim to honor each and every person I work with in providing them with compassion and empathetic care, while assisting them in their healing process. I also think that when people practice and work on their issues as well as attend and participate in their therapy sessions consistently, they enhance their ability to reach their goals.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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I couldn't have found someone more kind and generous in their listening!
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder
I've been talking with David for a bit more than 2 years. He's helped me work through many issues I've had and I feel a strong rapport with him. I always feel supported by him and by the better help team.
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and career difficulties
Mr. David is one of the most experienced thetapists I have ever worked with. His expertise human empathy and skills have provided me to grow heal and learn valuable skills.
Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, and anger management
My experience with David Lambert has been extremely helpful. I think he is the best therapist here.
Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with David for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
David is very attentive and concerned with connecting with the client in a meaningful way. He offers good insights and perspectives, and I find his approach to be thoughtful and open.
Written on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with David for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Mr. Lambert is an wonderful counselor! He responds in a timely manner and listens to your concerns. He has great resources and advice to help.
Written on May 15, 2021 after therapy with David for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management