David Spann


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: 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.


  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Coaching

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

Years of Experience: 29

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #C008137 (Expires: 2020-06-30)

LISW #I.1700680 (Expires: 2019-10-31)


Written by B.R. on Jul 11, 2019 after counseling with David for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

David is extremely attentive and a wonderful support. I would highly recommend him as a counselor.

Written by T.J. on May 30, 2019 after counseling with David for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

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!

Written by E.M. on May 02, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by M.A. on Apr 25, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

David is a very experienced psychologist and very good at understanding, responding to my needs and effectively helping in my convoluted personal situation. I would highly recommend.