As a therapist in private practice for the past 14 years, I am dedicated to providing individual, couple and family therapy in Eugene and throughout Oregon.
But first, do you know what almost all of my patients say to me during our first therapy session together?
“I need a therapist who actually does something besides sit there and listen to me talk.”
My patients are right. Just showing up to therapy once a week won’t actually make any difference. We need to be challenged and guided. From my counseling office in Oregon, I can help you in this process by turning the tables and helping you feel better and teaching you the tactics that will actually make things stick.
“Before therapy, I felt like a complete mess. I felt lost. Every emotion and though I had felt wrong. I felt totally lost like I was drowning. I was so uncomfortable and very unhappy. I was starting to lose myself and everyone else that I cared about. After working with David, I learned how to be mindful and talk myself out of my spiral of endless worry. I don’t feel so completely lost or crazy. Instead, I feel more normal, more at peace. I’m not totally fighting myself at every turn.”
Patient ReviewWritten by J.E. after counseling with David on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self-esteem and relationship issues
I’m always impressed by how eager my patients are for change. Many have struggled so much in their lives and are ready for something different. Since I come from a multi-generational family of therapists and psychologists, I have grown up in this environment all my life and “breathed the air” of psychology, so to speak. I’ve learned that the hardest part of change for anyone is in understanding the places that scare us. If I can help, I would love to be a part of this change in your life.
“Before therapy, I felt a lack of control of my thoughts, feelings, emotions, and direction in life. I felt like my day-to-day was unpredictable. Now, I feel like I have strategies to deal with ups and downs and manage my way through any potential relapses.”
Patient ReviewWritten by C.W. after counseling with David on issues concerning depression, life transitions, perfectionism, self-esteem and self-compassion
Yes. I work with individuals, couples and families, ages 18 and older. If you’d like to learn more, you can read about my background as a therapist. If you’d like to go ahead and get started, you can simply book an appointment online.
Our first meeting is as much about you interviewing me as it is about me finding out more about you. This must be a “good fit” for both of us in order for your therapy to be effective, and to tailor treatment to your specific issues (there is no one size fits all).
If you are located in Eugene/Springfield, elsewhere in Oregon or Arizona, I can bill your mental health insurance for our work together. Private pay is also an option for those not wanting to deal with a large deductible or who are interested in increased privacy and confidentiality.
Therapy isn’t like repairing a broken radio. It’s a process. Knowing this, it’s important to also realize that just “showing up” to therapy won’t really change anything in the long run. A better question to ask yourself is how much you’re willing to work on the things we talk about in-between sessions, which usually results in a significant improvement.
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“I like the idea of a more proactive, aggressive approach to problem solving and it sounds like I can find that here.”