David is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor who earned a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Northern Illinois University. He earned a Bachelor of Science at Illinois State University in Political Science. David is a member of the American Counseling Association and is a Certified Facilitator for the Strengths Deployment Inventory. David has worked in private practice and in community mental health and has also provided consultative services for individuals, teams, and organizations.
Specializing in relationships and conflict, David brings years of clinical, consultative, and academic expertise in multiple forms of relationship systems as well as the corollary issues of communication, perception, motivation, and interaction. David also specializes in men's health issues and sexuality and is able to work with diverse clinical populations in comprehensive yet efficient ways to achieve sustainable results. He works with individuals, couples, and families, and treats depressive and anxiety disorders, stress and trauma disorders, adjustment disorders, and addiction problems.
David believes in a tailored and blended theoretical approach to therapy, one specifically designed to utilize a patient's expertise and strengths and customized to achieve their goals. David's orientation is influenced by systems theory, solution-focused theory, and narrative and cognitive approaches. David's research and writing interests include men's health, the politics of therapy, and international counseling.
David also provides psychological evaluations for patients needing clearance for spinal cord stimulators and for opioid, narcotic, and other drug therapies as well as therapeutic treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions and their families.