David Wilson is a psychotherapist with a Master of Social Work (MSW). As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), he brings more than 10 years experience counseling adults and elderly clients. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), David is committed to helping clients heal while also teaching them the skills to grow and evolve mentally, and emotionally, for a healthier and more joyful life.
Clients are at the heart of David’s treatment approach and he passionately believes that each client is unique. The most important factor in successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. He’ll get to know you very well. The more he learns, the more he can help. He works with clients, and when necessary, their loved ones, in support of their treatment goals. By working in partnership to identify and create goals and aspirations, David moves clients towards their desired future. Most clients do enjoy this type of therapy.
He takes a guided exploration of past and current issues to learn about and work with clients. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address that chatter in the head and to quit the mind, he helps clients address negative thoughts, question their validity, and reframe mindset: thoughts are just thoughts and not facts. Clients progress when their able to combat automatic negative thoughts with a more rational, logical perspective.
David specializes in working with adults and elderly clients, and particularly, working through the challenges they can experience as a result of aging or getting older. Some concerns that David specializes in for older adults involve speaking about not being able to do the same things when younger. This could be a source of depression or frustration. David also addresses memory loss and the fears involved with falls.
David believes that it’s not about the years in your life, but life in your years!
David earned his Bachelor of Science from Wagner College, a Master of Social Work from Silver School at New York University and was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. He also works closely with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and is a speaker for many of their functions. NAMI is a great resource for those with mental illness and their families.