AMFT 121827, APCC 8545
Often a traumatic event as a child or recent life experience clouds our emotions and efforts to regain our emotional balance. We all experience these events and it can be difficult to identify and restore emotional fullness. This can create uneasiness, sadness, and lack of connection in ourselves and our relationships. Sometimes, it may impact relationships or parenting challenges resulting in a robotic emotional emptiness. This is especially prevalent in new relationship realities and conflicting parenting styles, blended families, and step parenting. Support from a trauma informed love centered therapist may help with regaining ease and emotional fullness.
David approaches therapy from a holistic and traditional and trauma healing perspective, recognizing that emotional hurt and dis-ease can be carried within, causing emotional dysregulation and tension in our daily lives. David uses this somatic training perspective in working with adults, children, and couples to create ease and healing. David specializes in working with trauma in all its different forms, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. David uses Somatic Experiencing SE, EMDR, and substance use disorder experience as well as evidence-based therapy modalities to help his clients restore their emotional and body/mind connection and balance. David also draws from experience as a holistic practitioner to address the whole person.
David conducts therapy in a relaxed and caring manner, realizing and respecting the sensitivities and uniqueness of the information being shared. David creates a therapy room as a safe and nurturing space where clients can fully express themselves in a manner that is safe for them allowing for their greatest love of self. David will meet you where you’re at in your healing process, never forcing, prompting your own unique growth and healing.
David enjoys hiking, listening to music, and spending time with family and pets.
License, Education & Credentials:
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC8545
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT121827
M.A. Clinical Psychology – Azuza Pacific San Diego – 2020
B.A. Psychology – Southern New Hampshire University – 2018
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 1 & 2 – 2018 and 2022
Drug and Alcohol Counselor Certification – University of California San Diego – 2015
Associate Degree in Holistic Health Science, HHP – 2014
International Professional School of Bodywork IPSB, San Diego, CA
Reiki Certification – Master Teacher Level – 2015
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – 2020
Registered Behavior Technician Training (RBT) – 2020
§ SMART Recovery Facilitator, Smart Friends and Family – 2020
Gottman Couples Counseling – Level 1 – 2018
Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship (EFT) with Sue Johnson – 2019
Domestic Violence Advocate Counselor 40 -Hour Certificate – 2018
Formal Intervention Specialist Certification training (IS) – 2016
Somatic Experiencing SR Professional Training – 2012/2014