David has worked at Jewish Family & Child Service for more than 15 years. In his current role, David provides counseling and supportive services to individuals, couples, and families, as well as facilitating groups. David is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who earned his MSW from Barry University School of Social Work in 1996.
David’s approach to therapy is practical, compassionate, and personal. Because each client is unique, his approach is influenced by the specific needs and concerns presented. We all are challenged by change. His aim, as a therapist, is to work collaboratively with clients who are experiencing difficult changes and transitions, and to balance the use of listening and support with actively offering ideas and strategies for clients to consider. He draws from an eclectic and diverse skill set that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy and Supportive and Mindfulness treatment modalities.
In addition to his counseling role, David works as an adjunct instructor at the School of Social Work at Portland State University. He enjoys hiking, is engaged in a myriad of arts and cultural activities, and continues to be in awe at the place that he now calls home.