Dave helps people who are hurting and confused. The people who desire the wonder and connection of being alive but are lost in the messiness of it. He works with those struggling with self-compassion and lacking peace in their day to day life. This could look like:
Dave is motivated to get to know his clients as whole people, not merely as diagnoses or symptoms. He brings flexibility and attentiveness to your individual needs, background, and preferences. Dave focuses on helping you with long-lasting change by getting at the core of your struggles. In order to explore these internal and external depths, he may also offer some immediate relief through skills or lifestyle changes so that you build capacity toward this deep work.
Dave values immediacy, authenticity, and empathy. This means he pays attention to you with curiosity and patience and will speak to things in the moment. He approaches his work with cultural humility, deeply influenced by his experiences living in Bangkok, Tokyo, and Spanish Harlem. He believes that all people have inherent and unconditional worth and that they are doing the best they can with what they have, what they know, and who they are in any given moment. Dave wants to collaborate with you, co-authoring a compassionate relationship where you can be you and where deep change can take place.
At Relational Psych, Dave specializes in mood disorders (anxiety, depression, bipolar), relational challenges, recovery from trauma, challenges to self-esteem or self-image, self-harming behavior, or acculturative distress. He is excited to learn more about object-relations, attachment, complex trauma, grief, and disordered eating.
Dave loves the experience of getting lost in a book. He enjoys baking bread, trail running, meditating, and experiencing new things.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist - PY61362633
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A. in Clinical Psychology -Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A. Psychology - Hunter College City University of New York