About Me

Welcome,
Requesting help is a huge first step. Here is a little bit about me.
I served my country in the Army for 20 years, and was able to see much of the world during my service. During my tour of duty, I was able to stop smoking 3 packs of cigarettes, while simultaneously kicking my habit of drinking 12 cans of beer daily. 26 years later, I live a sober and cigarette free life. I currently live 30 miles away from the Crazy Horse Monument.
I received a bachelor’s degree in 2005, physical education and health. I subsequently worked as an addictions counselor for 5 years. Wanting more from life, I returned to school and received my master’s degree in Social Work in 2014. Currently, I work at the VA helping with veterans with PTSD, addictions, anxiety, depression.
I have been trained in several evidence-based approaches: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational interviewing (MI). We will develop a treatment plan together in a learning style that best suits you.



Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Anger management , Coaching , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Guilt and Shame , Military and Veterans Issues , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149023208 (Expires: 2023-11-30)

LCSW #6232 (Expires: 2023-12-31)


Reviews

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Written by T.Y. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

First chat with David, i wish id chose him sooner.

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