Therapist David Vaccaro Photo

David Vaccaro, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Experienced therapist with over 10 years of experience working with a wide range of client issues. I specialize in several mental health therapies for depression, anxiety and panic, self esteem, trauma and obsessive compulsive disorder. I have also worked with clients from adolescent age, to adult and geriatric. Therapy specializations include client centered therapy, trauma focused therapies (TFCBT), mindfulness based therapies, cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, crisis counseling, and brain injury therapies. In addition to mental health treatment, I also specialize in substance use treatments such as mindfulness based sobriety and harm reduction counseling.

I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University and went on to receive my graduate degree in mental health social work.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and cat (Molly), running, and traveling to new places.

It takes courage to seek out counseling and I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

IL LCSW 149.022307

Reviews

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

David is awesome. I’ve worked with him for over a year and really value my time with him. Great therapist!

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with David for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and anger management

David is efficiently and effectively helping me through my needs. I couldn’t be more satisfied.

Written on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes