I am very lucky! I am privileged to be invited to participate in the lives of the most multifaceted, individuals, couples and families. I make my living having the most stimulating conversations with people whom are often passionately expressing themselves in new ways about life changing feelings and experiences. I would choose to participate in my role regardless of compensation if I earned my living in an alternative position. The opportunity to play a supportive role in the healing and potentially empowering experience of someone in need is very fulfilling. It is not unique to me or my profession and therefore there is a shared joy that is celebrated with the client and community at large.
I really appreciate that David stops after I relate something and asks how that made me feel, he houghtfully and respectfully challenges what I think might be the explanation for my feelings. David is very intuned to when we touch on things that hit me on a deeper emotional level. And he has a great sense of humor to keep things light when needed.
Extremely professional and profound. Has helped me greatly.
Very personable down to earth counselor. Highly recommended!!!
David has been exactly what WE needed. His approach with us has been patient and understanding of our very unique situation. He is open to working with us individually as we feel more comfortable with one another as a couple. It’s worked wonders. He is truly a Godsent. Highly Recommended by Me. :)
Contact me at 216-570-9175 and we will make sure there is a good fit, set up a time and you will receive professional forms by email.
I am an independent marriage family therapist in Ohio. I earned my masters degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in Southern California. I have worked in the field since 1982 at Bellefaire in Shaker Hts., Ohio. I was you or your kids trying to work life out and match my head to my heart and vice versa. I felt fortunate to have figured some of it out, and hoped to pass on the relief and the hope. I feel lucky to still be at it.
My fee is $125 for 90 min session $100 for 60 minutes. I don't take insurance, but will work with you on the fee if it is appropriate. I can also help you get paid directly by your insurance if they will reimburse for an out of network provider (most will, just call the number on the card and ask). Any other questions about fees and services can be handled directly by me @ 216-570-9175
I was a sensitive high school kid who was fortunate to be a reader and enjoyed philosophy, psychology and science. I worked hard to understand and resolve my own inner angst and suffering, and oddly succeeded to enough of a degree that I was inspired to know more and I continue to find life and people fascinating.
I work best with high functioning, intelligent adults and teenagers, who feel that there is value and potential relief in understanding their issues. I work off the idea that good therapy is the art of telling your story till you get it right. Meaning that along with understanding, there is great value in the process of finding the words that when spoken, free you from the pain and empower your next right thing.
I have been in private practice almost 20 years and social services for almost 40. I consistently (more lately), get calls from patients I had at the beginning but haven't seen in more than a decade. They resolved some issues, went on with their lives, maybe even saw other professionals along the way and ultimately found their way back to me. Honestly, there is no greater honor for me than knowing that the people I had not seen in so long still value the work we did so long again and choose to return to continue their work. Brings a tear just thinking about it:-).
there are lots of great therapist and it's worth trying out a few until you find one that resonates. Also, therapy is not all tears and tissues, you should enjoy it, have some fun and laughter in the process. While the human condition can sometimes tear us down, when looked at from a different angle the same painful experience can be oddly amusing. The same kid who says I hate waking up and the world has nothing to offer, can often find humor in there own efforts to make things miserable. Ask them about waking up - if I paid you $1000/day to enjoy waking up and meeting the world would you find a way? "Of course" they say, so why not try now you'll be paid in your own happiness? They always laugh when they say "I don't want to, that's stupid"!
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