David Schwartz

LCPC

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents, as well as couples and family therapy.

My practice is a general outpatient practice, best suited for those who desire improvement in their love life, family life, work life, or in their physical health and wellness. My approach emphasizes the importance of practicing new behaviors outside of the therapy.

One practice that has been shown to be helpful, and which in many ways provides a groundwork for psychotherapy, is the practice of mindfulness.

Ultimately, my mission as a therapist is to help you live a better, more fulfilling life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCPC 180007762


Reviews

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

Written by T.E. on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with David for 1 month

David is an amazing therapist. He digs down deep to the issue and helps think of ways to better the situation. He is wonderful and has helped me through some tough times. I'm glad I took the step towards therapy and glad David was my therapist.

Written by J.E. on Sep 09, 2022 after therapy with David for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

David Schwartz is amazing. He listens, asks questions, let’s me lead the conversation and does not expect me to talk about things until I’m ready to confront them. He gives suggestions on how to calm myself and tips on how to meditate better. I would recommend David Schwartz to anyone.

Written by S.H. on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

David listens very well and responds quickly I almost feel like I bother him to much but he is an exceptional therapist and I will be continuing with him for months on in

Written by S.U. on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and trauma and abuse

David makes me feel really comfortable. He offers a lot of insight and teaches me different ways of thinking about all kinds of life situations. He also follows up and checks in on you, which means a lot to me. I really enjoy my sessions with David.

Written by M.A. on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with David for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

David has helped change my life. I’ve always gone between periods of deep depression and overwhelming anxiety to periods of manic productivity in work/school/hobbies and growth in my social life. David has helped me achieve the structure and to stay balanced through my high phases helped me feel grounded and safe when I’m in a low phase. David has been indispensable in helping me through what is for me a very complicated world of interpersonal relationships. With David, I feel like I’m learning to navigate my own emotions in a way I could never have learned on my own.

Written by V.I. on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with David for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

I liked the way he has broken things down for me to have a better understanding of what he is trying to covey to me. I appreciate his input.

Written by H.O. on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with David for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Being inconsistent and flighty is such a hard and sensitive thing for me that when I start to fail or misstep I will often completely run away from the relationship or situation I was participating in, just to save face. I felt safe enough to come back to David, even after I disappeared. It sounds so simple, but that means something. To be able to fail, and still come back.

Written by B.R. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with David for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I worked with David for a year, and I am so grateful I did. He is passionate, caring, and helpful. I learned so much about myself and how to have a better perspective. I had an array of issues coming into therapy and rather than trying to solve them, he showed me how to manage them in a healthy way. Everything I learned, I will apply to situations throughout the rest of my life. Truly thankful!

Written by O.L. on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with David for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

He’s amazing!!

Written by K.A. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

I am very happy with the way therapy is going, I feel David has helped alot in the few sessions we have had and teaching me the skills to work on feeling better about myself and issues I have.

Written by K.E. on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with David for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, and sleeping disorders

David has truly helped me change the way I think about life and bring meaning into it. He is very good at analyzing our conversations and gently showing me the gaps in my reasoning or assumptions I make that drive my behavior. Working as an investment banker makes my days very stressful, but David has helped me take a step back and remind myself to "be here now" and pause to take moments of peace before diving back into the grind. Thank you David for everything; truly look forward to our enlightening discussions every week.

Written by T.I. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am happy with David, he has been helping me so much and every time we connect, I feel relieved, heard, understood and respected. He truly cares about my issues and everything I am going through.

Written by L.I. on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with David for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and adhd

My experience in therapy is plentiful. Over the years seeking help from a variety of therapists has left me un -satisfied results until connecting with David. He has listened and offered real feedback with workable tasks to improve my situation. His approach is practical and helpful.
I highly recommend him and am happy to continue my sessions with him as I feel as I am making good progress towards a better future.

Written by M.A. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with David for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

He listens, he’s smart, he’s generous. Very good therapist who works at a high-level

Written by J.E. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

David makes me comfortable enough to talk about things I would not talk with others about.

Written by J.A. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with David for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

David was my first introduction to therapy. I was so grateful to receive his care. I found his listening to be insightful, and no nonsense. David gave me an encouraging atmosphere to look clearly and soberly at the challenges I felt in my life and helped me to be more specific and practical in my evaluations.

I would highly recommend David, especially if you have an interest in martial arts or mindfulness.

Written by K.G. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

I've really enjoyed my experience with my current therapist & Better Help. :)

Written by A.U. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. Schwartz has a awesome way of processing information and relaying it back. Dr. Schwartz professionalism never comes into question; in fact I would say he has a most surgical approach at maintaining professionalism while helping a client weed out issues. Dr. Schwartz clearly shows concern/care whenever engaged in a session w/client. Also it’s clear that the care he displays w/clients has been curated with much time, diligence, and passion for this line of work. Dr. Schwartz work honestly is served no justice w/words alone only. Truly one of those instances you need to see for yourself. Hopefully this will help choosing a therapist that suits you; good luck!

Written by B.I. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

David is a good listener and easy to talk to. His suggestions and observations have been helpful for me. It is good to have someone to bounce ideas off of and receive suggestions from. David fits that need.

Written by S.O. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd

David is already my favorite therapist after one session. HE is kind and understanding and epically non-judgmental.

Written by S.E. on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve been with David for a few weeks now, and he has been entirely helpful in many ways; he’s offered me many ways to deal with issues that I’m having as well as helps me to identify where those same problems come from. He’s a strong listener and provides important and helpful input relative to whatever we’re discussing in each session. No matter the topic, he is very open and I never feel ashamed to bring up any of my issues that I’m dealing with, and he is always eager to help. Very thankful to have someone like David here to talk to.

Written by K.O. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning parenting issues

David have been supportive and I have learned so much from him. Looking forward to more.

Written by L.E. on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Mindful, thoughtful and a serious listener. I feel like I'm doing important work when talking to David and I feel heard, supported and at times challenged (in a good way).

Written by M.O. on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with David for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Sessions with David are always productive and help me to create the strategies I need to grow stronger as I build confidence and inner joy.

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