David Linares


About Me

I am a Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in Hawaii, Texas with over 12 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. My counseling style is direct, honest and interactive. I believe in treating people with respect, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #MHC-338 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LPCC #CCMH0157091 (Expires: 2021-09-30)

LPC #67994 (Expires: 2022-07-31)

Other #CP0088 (Expires: 2022-01-01)


Written by A.L. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with David for 4 weeks

Love him!

Written by A.N. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management

I have found David to be knowledgeable, professional and in tune with my counselling needs.
He is able to send me information and advice which allows me to address the small steps that I need to take in timely manner. This has been a positive experience so far and I look forward to receiving messages from him which support my emotional needs and allow me to grow as in individual.