David received a Master of Arts in Counseling Education from University of North Carolina at Charlotte has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2008. David provides individual, group, and family therapy with clients of all ages. He also enjoys providing clinical supervision to license eligible clinicians. David’s professional experiences include:
- Child and Adolescent Acute Inpatient Hospital
- Partial Hospitalization Programs
- Intensive Outpatient Programs
- Adolescent Group Homes
- Board Approved Clinical Supervision
- Providing Court Mandated Treatment
David’s approach to treatment is to take a realistic, yet empathetic and humanizing perspective to assist his clients in reshaping their thinking to match their desired behaviors and goals. He has had success in motivating clients to take control of their lives and empowering them to make changes that helped them achieve their goals and have happier, healthier, and more successful lives and relationships. David has experience working with the following-
- Behavioral and Conduct Issues
- Parent / Child Conflict and Communication Issues
- Mood Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management)
- Managing Stressful Life Events / Transitions
- Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors
Nothing excites and humbles me more than being given the opportunity to help others make a combination of small changes that result in a significantly improved quality of life. Whether it is a teenager that is resistant to their parents / authority figures or a family that needs to hit the reset button, I have found success in assisting clients look at their behaviors and relationships from a new perspective, which has led them to make positive changes.
In addition to working with resistant or acting out teens and adults, improving relationships and family dynamics, and helping people navigate life changes and manage distress and other mood issues, I am also passionate about exercise and motivated on a daily basis to lead an overall healthy lifestyle. I went from having never run a mile to now completing 5k’s, 10k’s, half and full marathons. The journey I have taken has taught me life changing lessons on how to push through difficult times in life, celebrate accomplishments along the way and achieve things I never thought possible. Though it is not my goal to turn all my clients into runners, I have seen the benefits an active lifestyle can have on one’s mental and emotional well-being. If you are feeling like you are ready to make a change, whether it be an athletic/health goal, or mood, behavior, or relationship change, I hope to guide you along that path.