Thank you for taking the time to learn about The Counseling Place at Lone Tree! If you’re currently considering therapy, you’re probably looking for someone who’s capable of both assisting you with your personal goals and someone you feel comfortable with. The work that I do with my clients is both clinically informed and relationship based. For several years, I’ve helped both adolescent and “twenty-something” clients address the process of gradually stepping into adulthood. From difficulties related to navigating high school, parent-teen power struggles, entering college, or the difficulties of entering the professional world, I work to help my clients walk through their current stage of life with confidence. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife in Denver, CO. I enjoy running, reading, writing, and traveling both domestically and internationally. Please feel free to contact me through The Counseling Place at Lone Tree if you have any questions about the practice or if you want to schedule an appointment!
In therapy, my clients are provided a non-threatening environment to clarify their values, identify their feelings, consider their choices, and determine how they shape the nature of their relationships. Through the process of speaking about their lives, my clients experience relief and a renewed excitement about the future. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused methods in my practice. Over the last few years, my clients have reported that working together has been a primary factor in their stepping into adulthood successfully.
David’s Therapy Specialties
Individual, Couples, and Family therapy. Adolescent and Twenty-Something counseling. Self Esteem; Impulse Control; Anger Management; Oppositional Defiant Behavior; Anxiety; Depression; Crisis Intervention; Grief and Loss; Relational Problems; Parental Problems; Dating Problems; Premarital Counseling; Stress Management; Children of Substance Abuse; Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; Solution Based Therapy; Person Centered Therapy.
Prior to working in private practice, David worked in Los Angeles with gang-involved teenagers on Skid Row in 2007. After moving back to Denver, David worked with clients struggling from severe and persistent mental health disorders as an intern at Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network.
After graduating from Regis University in 2011 with a Masters in Community Counseling, David worked as a therapist with The Division of Youth Corrections. In this role, David worked with Colorado’s incarcerated teenagers and was responsible for training other therapists as he chaired the violent offender department.
When not seeing clients at the practice, David is currently a crisis therapist with Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network where he conducts crisis evaluations in all emergency departments in Douglas and Arapahoe County. Also, David is currently an adjunct professor at Johnson & Wales University where he teaches psychology.