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
* 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.
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
LCSW #C008137 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
LISW #I.1700680 (Expires: 2021-10-31)
David is great! He's been extremely supportive and of great help in my personal and professional development, always helping me set new goals and understand the way I feel about myself.
David helped me to find balance in a tricky time in my life. He helped me find my path to resolving my problems. He responded very quickly in the initial days when I felt distressed.
I cant speak highly enough about David. I came to BetterHelp about 3 months ago with severe PTSD that was ruining my life and my relationships. In a short time I began to learn better and healthier coping mechanisms, tools to stop and change thought patterns and find a new sense of peace and confidence. What a difference. I would recommend David to anyone that may be seeking help from trauma and anxiety, he is very good.
David is very receptive, listens carefully, and makes you reflect.
David is a skilled counselor and a wonderful guide. I enjoyed the process of working with him and would not hesitate to do so again if the need were to arise.
David was very patient listening to my concerns and asking insightful questions. The approach and tools that were provided to me helped as an anchor to guide me further. Some of my thought processes were validated through the dialogue. It was a pleasant experience working with David.
David is A+! I've seen many therapists over the years, but David has truly been special. He's kind, authentic, genuine, caring and funny, while at the same time being direct and firm in helping me to challenge myself and hold me accountable. From our first conversation, it was clear that he truly understood the circumstances that brought me to BetterHelp, and while I still struggle from time to time, I'm coping much, much better! Thank you, David!
David supported me in becoming aware of my strengths and being the best version of myself. He helped me in a period of my life in which I was literally stuck and my negative beliefs were holding me back from being myself and shine.
David is extremely attentive and a wonderful support. I would highly recommend him as a counselor.
David, I would like to thank you for being a good listener and being caring in the advice you've given. Talking and interacting with you brought me back to a few core realizations. Keep well David, and again .. thank you - keep doing what you're doing!
David has been great to work with so far. He is friendly and very easy to talk to - he has a comforting feeling to him that is really lovely! He's been good with helping me dig around to find some clarity in what my problems actually are and how to address them.