I am licensed in North Carolina with four years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with grief and loss.
I view life as a journey, and counseling as help and guidance in a portion of that journey when it becomes difficult. All of our journeys at some point will come to a place of hardship, pain, or sorrow. Counseling can provide both healing and the ability to overcome those obstacles that are holding you back from living your best life.
My counseling style would best be described as eclectic. I use cognitive behavioral therapy because of its proactive nature, but also use interventions from other modalities. The most effective counseling to me addresses both the cognitive mental piece and the emotional piece as well. In other words, I want my clients to be able to express themselves and release pent up emotions but also understand the possible causes creating the issues.
I believe the key to successful therapy is creating a safe environment that encourages openness and honesty and is free from judgment. I encourage my clients to express themselves without feeling as if they have to edit or filter their thoughts and feelings. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.
On a personal note, I am a widowed and remarried father of two wonderful but challenging teens. My journey has had certainly had some hardships but has also been filled with more blessings than I can count. Thanks for taking time to read this, and if you feel we might work well together, then please reach out. Either way, I sincerely hope you find the peace, balance, and happiness that you deserve.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Communication Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Men's Issues, Self-Love, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
NC LCMHC 14428
I haven't been working with David very long, but I would highly recommend him! He is very empathetic, understanding and validating. I feel very comfortable with him and look forward to working more with him in the coming months.
Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Very friendly man , who is beyond helpful to me.. He has patience and shows me support at all times..I could not ask for. A better therapist..he is an asset to your organization..!!
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief
It was my first therapy experience and David made it a positive and comfortable one. He created a calm atmosphere and helped me overcome the situation I was in. He shared examples from his own experience which made it easier for me to open up and fully embrace the process.
He was super respectful and professional. I always had a feeling that I had a support system available to me in his face, which was a calming thought in this emotional period. I would gladly work with Dave again in the future.
Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues
David has been great so far in my short journey in therapy. From the start he made me feel very comfortable and he has a calm approach, which is great for someone who was quite nervous going into this. I look forward to continuing this with him.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Great therapist, very empathic and helpful
Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes