Treatment Issues: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Interpersonal Relational Issues, Family Dynamics, Acculturation Difficulties
Education and Training: Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, 2015. Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. In process of completing Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma treatment, and Trauma-Focused CBT.
Background and Experience: David has worked for Meier Clinics’ Intensive Outpatient Program (Catalyst) for nearly 2 years, conducting both individual and group therapy. He also worked in the Special Offenders Unit at Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC), where he worked with clients struggling through severe mental illnesses by using both individual and group sessions. David was also responsible for designing and running specialized group therapy for clients at MCC. David completed his internship at the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Counseling and Psychological Services, where he worked with undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. David’s responsibilities included individual therapy, group therapy, and creating and presenting psychoeducational sessions to students.
Special Interests: David works with clients from age 16 and up for a variety of issues. David believes that the road to mental health is unique to everyone and he is a strong believer in collaborating with the client to establish the best course of treatment. To that effect, David utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IT) to meet the needs of the clients. He is also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has worked with a wide range of trauma cases.
Additional Information: David has traveled to Mexico, Cambodia, India, and China and his travels have deepened his appreciation for different cultures. This has led him to believe that the best approach to mental health is a holistic approach that incorporates all aspects of a person’s life. He believes that a person is not defined by a moment, but the sum of all they were, all they are, and all that they will be. David enjoys spending time with his wife and son and enjoys playing the guitar.