|I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. I am an Atlanta native and have lived in Georgia for most of my life. Before becoming a Mental Health Counselor, I worked as a college adviser and a crisis counselor. These experiences taught me that meaningful change involves all aspects of an individual’s life. I focus on person-centered therapy and use various therapeutic interventions to help clients uncover meaning in their lives, as well as instilling life skills in order to facilitate healthy behavior changes. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with anxiety-based disorders.
My education at Georgia State University has allowed me to work with all types of clients from various backgrounds. I utilize Exposure-Response therapy and mindfulness in order to empower my clients to overcome their stressors and compulsions. They learn how to face their fears in a safe and understanding environment. I ensure that my clients are active participants in every step of the therapeutic process. We assess goals, strengths and obstacles and order to create a treatment plan that will maximize overall wellness. My passion lies in helping my clients live the best version of their life.
My areas of specialties are: Individual Adult Therapy, Adolescent Therapy, Exposure-Response Therapy, Career Counseling, Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Trauma and PTSD, Racial and Ethnic Cultural Identity, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mindfulness, and Social Skills.
David is under the direction and supervision of Kadesha Adelakun, LCSW, RPT-S.