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David O’Brien, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

From a young age, I was nicknamed "Sherpa" and I have embraced that in both my personal and professional lives. As a Therapist, I envision that my role is to be an active guide in your journey to conquer life's mountains. It is not easy work but what I can guarantee is that I will always ensure that the space that we share with one another remains safe and without judgment.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and for the past 20 years, I've had experience in private practice, law enforcement, healthcare, and Employee Assistance programs. Over the years, I have followed by clinical interests to introduce me to a considerable number of areas in counseling including Brainspotting, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Perinatal Mental Health, and Trauma which has resulted in close to 500 hours of continuing education in the past couple of years. I have certificates in Trauma-informed Care, Perinatal Mental Health, Strength-based Leadership, and Professional Coaching.
I completed my MBA in Organizational Management in December 2022.

I have had the opportunity to work with clients across the lifespan and for a wide range of concerns, although I have particularly enjoyed working with adults the most.

I work with Better Help on a limited basis, so that I can ensure that the quality of care that I provide is one that I would want for a friend or loved one. I strive to respond to all messages within 24 hours but no longer than 48 hours, Monday through Friday. I will try my best to respond to messages as able on the weekend.

Be kind to yourself and Be well.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

PA LPC PC006914


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David O’Brien. 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.

David is the most thoughtful and attentive person I’ve ever encountered. I seriously doubt anyone wouldn’t benefit from his help. He will understand, encourage, support and challenge you in a way that makes you better. You are not wrong you NEED his help.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with David for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

David is an incredibly talented therapist. I’ve only been with him for a brief amount of time after having a difficult experience with my prior therapist. I’ve already felt more comfortable with him from a very nonjudgmental approach always offering an on point perspective to the concerns I have. Highly recommend!

Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

David has been amazing! He really listens and helps me work through my thoughts and feelings even when I’m struggling to understand them myself. I feel heard and validated since David and I have had sessions. I have and will continue to recommend him, as well as BetterHelp to anyone!

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management