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 May 17, 2021 after counseling with David for 3 months

Mr. Gottlieb has been a wonderful support for our son who has been having a rough time in school this year. Our son has been opening up to him about his worries and concerns, and he feels so much better after his sessions each week. I notice that he is much more relaxed throughout the week, when he used to be really prone to being upset and argumentative. We are so happy with the advice David has given us and the help with navigating the school system, and we could not be happier with this whole experience! Highly recommended!

Written by L.A. on May 12, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

David is an incredible listener and helps me build on my own strengths. I always feel valued and understood during our sessions. We have a game plan and David helps keep me on track.

Written by B.R. on May 07, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

David is fantastic!! He is understanding and listens to what you have to say. I get great advice from David and also assignments as well. You tell him what your possible problems are and he works with it. Fun to talk to face to face. I feel he is someone who has known me for years but has only talked to me for a few months!!

Written by H.E. on Apr 27, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

I really appreciate David, he’s really helped open my eyes and not just look at my partner but the things I need to do within myself.

Written by H.A. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

David is warm, personable, attentive, immediately made me feel aware of his process as a counselor, and made me feel comfortable being myself. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat.

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.