David Teachout

LPC, LMHC

About me

I am a mental health counselor and therapist for individuals looking to address difficulties related to emotional instability, communication and relationship issues, identity struggles and trauma (of violent and/or religious origin). I work from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) perspective, focused on mindfully accepting without judgment the thoughts and experiences that we often attempt to avoid through various behaviors, with the goal of expanding your flexibility when working through the personal difficulties that come up in life.

I live by the philosophy of therapy that I use, attempting to live a life of careful acceptance of others as they are, without a judgment that blinds me to who they are as whole people. I do not style myself a guru or plan on having you as a client for the rest of your life. Instead, I actively am attempting to work myself out of a job, by helping build skills of thought and emotion you can use to move out of unhelpful and unhealthy habits into a more flexible and resilient way of living.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , Communication Problems , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

SD LPC MH30691

WA LMHC LH61083733


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Teachout. 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 on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

David has been helpful in getting some issues out - I’m glad to have him available via better help

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Having options to reach out through the week is helpful. The response time is fast.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Good discussions that produce actionable items during each session.

Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

David always gives me the space to say what I need and work throug my issues. If he hears me wording something poorly for my mental health he offers alternative ways of looking at the issue or framing what I am dealing with.

After working with him for a few months, I have a better feel for how to regulate and work with my emotions during the day instead of ingnoring them. He als also helped me identify challeges I have with communication and has given me strategies and insight to move forward. He has provided information on external resources such as books and articles as I have requested them.

If you need someone who will listen well and give you well researched advice then David Teachout is a great choice.

Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

David is so easy to open up with. Immediately felt comfortable talking to him. He has a very calming demeanor and listens. Knows exactly when and what to say. I appreciate his wisdom and knowledge, has a way of putting things that are easy to understand and work through. Goes at a pace that doesn't feel pushy. Would recommend him to anyone!

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

David has been a great resource and I have enjoyed every one of our sessions. I look forward to our weekly sessions. He is easy to talk with. He is understanding, insightful, and comes into each session we have had with an open mind. We talk and all of a sudden I look up and our time is up. He is a great and I have recommended David and BetterHelp to several friends of mine.

Written on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

David is patient and a great listener. His help working through problems has been great thus far!

Written on May 21, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

David has been extremely kind, and has been a very generous listener: I feel very comfortable sharing vulnerabilities without feel of judgement or condescension! He provides lots of helpful affirmations, framing, and new patterns of thinking about both simple and complex problems. I would definitely recommend working with him!

Written on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and coping with life changes

David is a great therapist. He is very professsional, understanding and intelligent. He has a good sense of humor, which I think helps a lot. His style also consists of a gentle but directive approach, where he will be able to call things to your attention that can be addressed better in the moment. Highly recommended.

Written on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

David is not only easy to talk to but he makes counseling fun. I was very discouraged by past counselors but he makes me want to come to our sessions. David is friendly yet professional.

Written on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

David was so helpful, he gave me assignments that really helped me realize my value and self worth. He helped me think outside of the box. I would highly recommend David!

Written on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

He’s easy To connect with and talk about everything with he is very non-judge mental and he has a really great demeanor

Written on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

David is a very calm and gentle counselor, he is extremely understanding and has so many awesome exercises to help ease your mind in the middle of any sort of panic. I'm so thankful to be able to reach out as needed and have a weekly scheduled meeting on the phone.

Work with me!