Hello, this is David Morgan, LPC. I look forward to seeing you in counseling. I see Members through the Better Help platform on video, audio or Live Chat. Most of our sessions will last 40-45 minutes. Please find an open time slot in my Better Help calendar and reserve it for your counseling session. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in five states (CA, AZ, NV, TN & GA)/(LPCC, LPC, LPC-MHSP, LCPC); National Certified Counselor (NCC); and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) in four states (TN; GA; AZ; NV). On this Better Help platform I provide individual counseling and marriage/couples counseling. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Solution Focused Brief Counseling (SFBC), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Substance Abuse Counseling to help members/clients cope more effectively with their challenges, problems, stressors, anxieties, depression, substance abuse, mood swings, anger, marriage, relationships, trauma, grief, and life disappointments. The primary goal is to provide trauma-informed and strength-based clinical treatment that considers your developmental, social, and cultural life experiences. www.betterhelp.com/david-morgan
Books that I often recommend for couples are:
1) "Finding the Love of Your Life" by Dr. Neil Clark Warren who is the founder of E-harmony. It discusses Ten Principles For Choosing the Right Marriage Partner and 7 Ways to avoid faulty mate selection. It is especially good for couples who are seriously dating and/or engaged.
2) "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" by Dr. John M. Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan Silver.
3) "Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love"; by Dr. John M. Gottman, Ph.D.; Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D.; Doug Abrams, MD; and Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD.
4) "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman.
5) "Love Must Be Tough" by Dr. James Dobson, Ph.D.; Dr. Dobson's books are available through Amazon or the Dobson Digital Library or the James Dobson Family Institute.
Book Recommended for those going through a divorce or recently divorced in the past few years:
1) "Growing Through Divorce" by Jim Smoke. It is on Amazon. It is often used in conjunction with a similar class offered in area Churches/Temples/Synagogues throughout the country (i.e., Growing Through Divorce Workshop/Group/Divorce Recovery Class). These Divorce Recovery Support Groups are often found in Churches/Temples/Synagogues with a Singles Ministry and normally do not require you to be a member of the local congregation.
Books that I recommend for understanding/coping/healing with various forms of trauma (child sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, rape, military battles, military sexual trauma, domestic violence, interpersonal violence, PTSD, Complex PTSD):
1) "The Body Keeps The Score" by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD; It talks about the brain, mind and body in the healing of trauma.
2) "The Complex PTSD Treatment Manual" by Dr. Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D.; It covers an Integrative, Mind-Body Approach to Trauma Recovery.
3) "The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse" by Dr. Dan B. Allender
4) "The Courage To Heal-4th Edition" by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
5) "Workbook for The Body Keeps the Score"/Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma; On Amazon; Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD.
6) "101 Trauma-Informed Interventions" by Linda A. Curran, LPC; On Amazon.
7) "Attachment: 60 Trauma-Informed Assessment and Treatment Interventions Across the Lifespan" by Christina Reese, Ph.D., LCPC; On Amazon.
Book that I recommend for overcoming Loneliness and Social Anxiety:
1) "Intimate Connections" by Dr. David D. Burns, MD; It covers an evidenced-based program for overcoming loneliness and social anxiety.
2) "Feeling Good" by Dr. David D. Burns, MD; It discusses how to overcome sadness, grief, and depression.
The following books are recommended for anxiety:
1. The Anxiety & Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution, by David A.
2. Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear
to Heal Your Mind, by Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.
The following books are recommended for depression:
1. The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One
Small Change at a Time, by Alex Korb, Ph.D.
2. The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness,
by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn
For members who are having trouble incorporating feedback from others they may benefit from learning the SLAM strategy (McIntosh, Vaughn, &
Bennerson, 1995): This strategy incorporates practice and rehearsal regarding the problems individuals are experiencing.
The components of the strategy are:
1. Stop whatever you are doing when someone is trying to give you feedback,
2. Look the person in the eye when he or she is speaking to you even if you don’t like
what he or she is saying,
3. Ask the person a question to clarify what he or she is saying, and
4. Make an appropriate response to the person to indicate how you intend to change or
what you want him or her to understand about your situation.
For members/clients who are having financial difficulty:
I recommend that they learn from Dave Ramsey on his radio show, YouTube, or the Dave Ramsey mobile app.
For members/clients who are wanting to develop a career or change careers I recommend a free online resource published by the Federal Government:
1. "The Occupational Outlook Handbook"; This resource allows you to search by career field, job title, education required, salary, etc. It explains what people do in each occupation, the training/education required, beginning and mid range salaries, how many thousands of jobs in USA in the category, and whether the job is a fast growing occupation or moderate growth or in decline.
2. I recommend using LinkedIN.
3. I recommend using indeed.com.
4. I recommend using USAJOBS.GOV for Federal Government jobs.
5. I recommend using your own state government website as most state jobs are not listed on LinkedIN or Indeed.com.
For members/clients who are trying to lose weight I recommend reading:
1) "The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss" by Dr. Jason Fung, MD; available on Amazon; Dr. Fung also has several YouTube videos.
For members/clients who have difficulties controlling their anger or expressing it appropriately I recommend reading:
1) "Make Anger Your Ally" by Dr. Neil Clark Warren; On Amazon; Dr. Warren reveals how to make anger work for you rather than against you.
All of the aforementioned books are available on Amazon, Kindle, and various bookstores at reasonable prices. Some also have an audio book version.
From time to time I may send you the following short message if it has been a couple of weeks since we have met: "I am just checking in with you today. I noticed that you haven't scheduled a therapy session/ follow up session yet. I just want to make sure that you are okay. Please take a look at my schedule and feel free to choose any open appointment that you see. I hope to meet with you soon!"
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Morgan. 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.
Great Therapist!! Responds in a timely manner, gives great advice and will truly listen to you.
Very helpful. He was able to prioritize my concerns and provided appropriate resources and tools
David was very easy to talk to and very helpful. He was a good listener and he provided a lot of helpful resources and worksheets.
I really love working with David! He understands what I am trying to say and the underlying problems I telling him about. He helped me work through some PTSD from a long time ago and helped me understand my thought patterns and how to have more rational thoughts in regards to some fears that I have had for a while now. I highly recommend David for therapy!
David was remarkably helpful. I have a few degrees and a lot of experience. But it’s in MY field, not in how to manage the issues I’m struggling with. David’s is easy to talk to and had great suggestions and ideas that I’ve added to my list of resources. Sometimes we really just need a specialist who is well versed in providing the help we’re seeking. David is remarkably good at just that.
Thanks for helping me David.
David is fantastic!
David was a pleasure to work with. He provided me many worksheets and coping methods to handle my stress and anxiety. He’s incredibly professional, kind and overall very helpful. In my 4 months of therapy, David has helped me grow substantially as a person. I’m grateful for the experience and for David. He’s impacted my life substantially.
He listens well and gives great feedback.
As we were discussing - at our third session - whether David's approach had been helpful so far, he unilaterally opined that, since I had failed to complete his boilerplate 'worksheets' we were not a good match and I should find another therapist - and simply hung up on me as I was speaking.
I have really appreciated my sessions with David! I have found them extremely helpful, he is very knowledgeable and a great listener and remembers details. In the past I have struggled at times with therapists forgetting information and having to repeat things a lot, I have not found this at all with David. He has been very personable, supportive and honest while I have been going through a particularly challenging time. I definitely recommend BetterHelp
David really listens and is there to provide motivation! He is very focused on tasks and issues at hand for clients. Highly recommended.
He listens is supportive and sent me a lot of tools to use to process what i’m experiencing. He seems very accepting and non judge mental.
A very good listener and genuinely offers very good advice. Would recommend
David is extremely knowledgeable and he is also very personable. I really like working with him. He has so many resources and offers reflections that are helping me address my issues.