David Shirly

(LMHC)
Therapist David Shirly Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor currently working out of Florida and have been doing counseling work for over 5 years.

The foundation of my personal orientation is that "the client is the most important person in the therapeutic process." Building on client strengths is something I use in my sessions to really try and understand the client and help facilitate them to make the changes they want to make in their lives.

I have over 5 years of experience working with clients in the group setting and individual settings. My specialty lies within anger management, depression and anxiety. I love listening to people and helping them find the tools to achieve their goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH 18828 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by R.Y. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with David for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

David has been an extremely helpful resource for me after I went through several major life changes and decided to seek some help. Having someone who is friendly and open with me while working through my issues has proven immensely helpful. I would recommend David for anyone who is uncomfortable in their current situation and wants to help improve their frame of mind.

Written by N.A. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

David has been extremely respectful and responsive. He reassures and has extra resources of strategies that help you cop with your situation. He has been extremely helpful in just a short period of speaking to one another.

Written by C.A. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mr. Shirly is really great! He takes the time to listen and help while also making sure you’re understanding what’s going on yourself and not just telling you how you feel. He’s super easy to talk to and open up to. Highly recommend!

Written by A.L. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coaching

David has been amazing at helping me navigate my feelings and relationships within my life. He helps see different perspectives and challenges me to be honest with myself. He’s been great.

Written by M.A. on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Many Thanks to Mr. Shirly for his support and trust. It has been a great help these last weeks. I was able to really gain some clarity and be able to vent in a way I had trouble with before. I would highly recommend him.

Written by N.I. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with David for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

David always gives me tools which help me in my healing journey. He has his gentle way to make me listen what I need to. Rather than what I want to. He always encourage me to stay on my path of mindfulness which I know always pulls me out from the darkest place. He knows my strength well and try to nurture them.

Written by D.A. on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 months

Terrific!

Written by M.E. on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Definitely easy to talk too and ask great questions.
Haven't been disappointed at all with having David for my counselor and using the better help tools. Highly recommend David to counsel for

substance abuse trauma,anger,depression,PTSD,and anxiety disorder.

Written by G.R. on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

David is a great help. He is able to put things into perspective and help you understand and process your emotions and feelings in a healthy manner. From a man who's never had any type of therapy before, he really helped me to accept that it's OK for men to have all these emotions and it's ok to talk about them in safe places. I highly recommend David!

Written by S.O. on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I look forward my sessions with David... we only had 2 sessions and I felt a really good connection. He listen and is emphatic about my concerns. Finds ways to stimulate my thinking and offers different perspectives. I recommend him!

Written by J.A. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks

Thank you David for all of your advice and listening to my issues.

Written by M.A. on May 13, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to and get along with. I would recommend David to anyone struggling with anxiety issues!

Written by J.O. on May 07, 2021 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

David is a fantastic. He asks really great questions and takes the time to understand you and provide solutions that are useful.

Written by S.T. on May 07, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

David is very personable, reliable, and easy to work with. He always finds a way to get me to work out my issues in a collaborative fashion that feels really like I’m actually learning how to help myself. He has been a really wonderful addition to my life.

Written by R.A. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning anger management

I'm not one who likes Therapy, however Dave makes it seem more like friends talking . He is absolutely outstanding, I would highly recommend him to all I know.

Written by E.L. on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Best Therapist I’ve ever had!!