David’s lifelong mission has been to ‘assist individuals and groups to make healthier decisions’; he has lived true to this mission as a US Air Force Firefighter, University Professor, Human Resource Executive, Executive Coach, and Psychotherapist. David has traveled, taught and practiced in many global locations; this diverse experience has influenced his treatment philosophy greatly. While grounded in non-judgmental, psychodynamic, solution-focused, spiritual and strengths-based treatment, David holistically works with the individual, couple, family or group to be able to respond adaptively to stressors between the client(s) and their environment in a healthier manner. David works with clients to address the obstacles that are a cause of social or occupational disruption and to increase social justice in their lives.
David’s areas of specialization: Addictions, Anxiety, Career Transition, Crisis Intervention/Management, Depression, Domestic Violence Abusers, Executive Coaching, First Responders, Men’s Issues, Multicultural Issues and Trauma. David has over 30 years’ experience in a variety of for profit, non-for-profit, governmental, corporate, social service and academic settings.
David received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work from Rutgers University and Master of Social Work from New York University. David is a Licensed Social Worker in both New Jersey and New York, a certified School Social Worker in New Jersey, a certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a certified SMART addictions facilitator and a certified Executive Coach.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
– Viktor Frankl