David Gottlieb


About Me

I provide therapy to teens and young adults using a collaborative and often problem/solution-based approach combined with other client-centered, relationship-based, and effective communication therapeutic approaches. Where appropriate, I integrate parental and other support systems in the young client's treatment, but will always respect the therapeutic boundaries of the teen or young adult client alliance.

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Northern California with 30 years of experience. I have worked with teens and young adult with a wide range of problem areas including anxiety, depression, social isolation, ADHD, learning and school problems, and acting out behaviors.

I have been doing this important work for a long time where incorporating an intentional combination of client-centered, relationship and communication-based, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems approaches is most effective. As I get to know you, we will map out together a specific plan of treatment that fits who you are, what you want to accomplish, and how best to get there.

I look forward to connecting with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Avoidant Personality , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #35125 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by S.A. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 weeks

Mr. Gottlieb thankfully came into our lives at the most challenging time, and we are so grateful for the expertise and insights he has been able to share to help us dig ourselves out of it!! School during the pandemic has been heartbreaking, our teenage son has been struggling with anxiety and all kinds of emotions. Mr. Gottlieb has been able to get through our kiddo’s shell in a very short time, and he is hopeful, and working through the issues with us again instead of giving up. It is such a relief and a huge help to have Mr. Gottlieb be there for all of us!

Written by D.E. on Feb 01, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel so lucky to have David’s counselling services. Straight out of the gate, he introduced himself and his practices in such a personal manner. His responsiveness to messages is not only timely, he is also thoughtful in all his feedback.
I feel I am listened to and supported with no fear of judgment. David encourages me while gently challenging me in ways I need.