I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, and am a father of three incredible teens. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and bring an international and multicultural perspective to my practice. I have worked extensively with teens as a child and family case manager, adolescent skills provider, and teen advocate.
My experience enables me to offer effective individualized counseling. I work from a relational cultural framework and provide a safe space for you to be known. I will be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
I completed my Masters’ Degree in Counseling at Texas State University and am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas-San Antonio.
I specialize in:
• Sexual Abuse
• Spiritual Abuse
• LGBTQ issues
• Identity and Differentiation.
My practice and life are guided by the Bantu philosophy of "Ubuntu," which means:
"I am because we are."
"In being seen by you, I see myself."
"In being known by you, I know myself."
"Humanity in Community."
I believe that each of us has a deep-seated desire to know others and to be known by others. My goal is to create a safe space where we can explore, know, and understand our whole selves - even the parts that we are sometimes afraid to look at.
I am passionate about assisting others in removing shame, fear, loneliness, sadness, and guilt so that they manifest their authentic self. I have an affinity for those struggling with the integration of their spirituality and sexuality. Our time together is a safe place to explore religious abuse, sexuality, and trauma.
I work from a client-centered counseling perspective and approach the therapeutic relationship warmly and genuinely. I view most scenarios from a Relational Cultural Theory, Attachment, and Interpersonal Neurobiological perspective. I am open-minded, non-judgmental, and supportive. Our relationship is important to me because it sets the tone for our journey together creates a safe space for us to work together.
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
LPC #78491 (Expires: 2021-04-30)
David is empathetic, patient and truly cares! He is non judgmental and is willing to tell you the truth. Even if it's something you don't want to hear. But always remaining compassionate and professional! I highly recommend David.
We feel really blessed to be matched with such a wonderful person as David when we reached out for help online regarding sorting out some issues in our relationship. David has such a pleasant and warm energy, he is non-judgemental, he has great insight, he is a great listener, very emphatic and professional yet personal enough that we totally relaxed with him and felt we were talking to a friend that understood us and wanted us so well. We managed to open up and explore areas both between us as a couple and within ourselves as individuals, just what we came here for. David was ready to help reschedule appointments for video calls when it felt urgent, and we had some chatting in between sessions as well. We especially appreciated his analogies and how he responded calmly and reassuring when we were in doubt and believed in us when we didn’t believe in ourselves. Thank you David!
David is a wonderful and insightful person, even during our fist session he understood my concerns and understood me. I didn't know what to expect, but I didn't expect him to be this great.
Nice guy, and answers very quickly.
David connects with me well. He understands what I am saying and helps me think through my emotions thoroughly and always offers a useful and optimistic outside perspective.
David is very helpful, friendly and reassuring. He checks in periodically to see how things are going, he truly cares. Definitely recommended.
David helped me tremendously with dealing with assault. He helped me to feel peaceful. That peace led to me being able to feel love that was already there. He got me to think of my value, my worth and other qualities. Three weeks of counseling with David enabled me to be brave and report the assault to the police. He is kind and gracious and I'm very thankful for him. To me I felt he had a heart of gold.
David is very professional and at the same time he's like a very good friend. He seems to me just as someone I've needed right now. I strongly recommend his services.
David was excellent to work with! He listened attentively, provided useful guidance, and exuded a compassionate attitude. Even through a video session, which I was at first apprehensive about, I felt that I was truly being heard. David was kind and professional. I really enjoyed talking with him and felt that our session improved my perspective about my situation.