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David Spann, LCSW, LISW

Addictions Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Coaching
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About me

Welcome to the process! Mr. Spann has a unique blend of education and experience providing opportunities for those he serves to experience emotional and spiritual growth and change, and freedom from obstacles to growth due to trauma, mental health, anxiety, persistent mental illness or chemical dependency disorders. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Psychology and his Master's degree from Florida Gulf Coast University. His clinical experience in outpatient, residential and hospital setting, including Naval Hospital with Active Duty Marines, helps clients understand the relationship between the stressors on the family system due to trauma, mental illness and addiction and the impact on quality of life. Mr. Spann also has significant experience in management, marketing, leadership development, personal coaching, and an understanding of relational dynamics in corporate and agency settings.

Specialties: Process for developing greater relationship intimacy, Maximizing individual and relational potential, Clinical experience with clients and families who struggle with the effects of trauma, addiction, and mental illness. (Dual Diagnosis Co-Occurring Disorders).

Interventions include Trauma Focused CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy , Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness. A strength based solution focused holistic philosophy is a basis for the therapeutic process.
* Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT
* Mindfulness
* DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy
* Motivation Interviewing
* Family Systems Therapy
* In addition, for the last 24 years, personal experience includes crisis intervention training CIT) for law enforcement, State trainer for teachers in NAMI Family to Family Program, leadership training, program development, small group leadership and seminar presentations on Grieving the Losses of Life, Relational Enrichment, Communication, Anger Management, Boundaries, Spiritual Awakening, public speaking and advocacy.
* Session availability Tuesday- Friday 6:30 am to 17:30 EST and other hours as agreed

Professional experience

29yrs in practice
Addictions Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

NC LCSW C008137

OH LISW I.1700680


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

Mr. Spann listens to everything I say, and has no judgment. He is helping me see things in a way other counselors have never helped me see. He makes things make sense and he has a loving heart and he truly cares.

Written on May 17, 2024 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

David is absolutely one of the best. His natural insights and enthusiasm towards life, ability to truly understanding your personal story and ways to get you unstuck are a gift. He sent lots of resources and homework to challenge you as you work through these blockages. David is funny, supportive, kind, and very wise. Can’t say enough good things about how he conducts his time with clients. Thank you David for all your work and support!

Written on Dec 01, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

David is a wonderful, active listener. He takes in everything you communicate, integrates that knowledge, and competently offers guidance / feedback to help you better understand your cognitions.

David is incredibly personable, charming, knowledgeable, and he challenges you to interrogate your behaviors, your responses to life events, and helps you process your emotions through a strengths-based approach.

I have been very pleased and impressed with David’s therapeutic care and highly recommend him

Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and anger management

Best therapist I've ever had. Responds and supports.

Written on Jul 22, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Dave has been a great therapist. Our sessions are an excellent time to reflect and focus on my mental well being.

Written on May 27, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I am so lucky to have come across David! An answer to a prayer.

Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks