Mr. Spann has a unique blend of education and experience providing opportunities for those he serves to experience emotional and spiritual growth and change, and freedom from obstacles to growth due to trauma, mental health, anxiety, persistent mental illness or chemical dependency disorders. He has been a member of the Association for Christian Counselors since 1992. He graduated from The University of Virginia with a BA in Psychology and from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Masters in Social Work. He has taught seminars, facilitated small groups and engaged in outpatient therapy in faith based settings since 1988. His clinical experience in outpatient, residential and hospital settings, help clients understand the relationship between the stressors on the family system due to trauma, mental illness and addiction and the impact on quality of life. Mr. Spann also has significant experience in management, marketing, leadership development, personal coaching, and an understanding of relational dynamics in corporate and agency settings.
Personally, I find peace, joy and safety in my faith and in the community I have within my church. My hope is to create and provide the same safe space for each client to express their journeys and open their hearts for support and healing. This is a process of Discovery in which each client continues their journey of improved relationship with God and others.
In counseling I will use Christ as comfort and as a guide for those who are struggling in their own lives. Each therapy session will look different depending on how involved each client would like their faith to be represented within the context of therapy. I will tailor each experience to best fit the needs of my clients from discussion about faith, reading of Scripture/Verses to support removing of roadblocks or to spark further thought and understanding of changing patterns of thought and behavior.
Specialties: Clinical experience with clients and families who struggle with the effects of trauma, addiction, and mental illness. (Dual Diagnosis Co-Occurring Disorders). Life coach and leadership development using a faith based approach.
Interventions include Trauma Focused CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness. A strength based solution focused is a basis for the therapeutic process.
* Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT
* DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy
* Motivation Interviewing
* Family Systems Therapy
* In addition, for the last 24 years, Experience includes faith based leadership training, program development, small group leadership and seminar presentations on Grieving the Losses of Life, Relational Enrichment, Communication, Anger Management, Boundaries, Spiritual Awakening, public speaking and advocacy
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
LCSW #C008137 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
LISW #I.1700680 (Expires: 2021-10-01)
David is a excellent therapist and counsellor, kind, understanding, clear, he really helps to change your life. I am very grateful to had this man in this face of my live walking with me on my journey. Already after the first session we had, I was able to understand myself the situation around me and the changes to come, so much. It had impact on the people around me and in my live. Now after a number of month, I am looking forwards the future full of hope, starting to become the true me. Sorry to all out there , but David is the best :-)
I like his worksheets that help process what you are dealing with.
David has been incredible to me over the last few months. I always felt listened to and seen for who I am as we spoke to one another. He’s caring and compassionate and isn’t afraid to say it how it is sometimes which I loved! Very thankful for this man and for the role he played in my journey and for the tools he’s given me to proceed!
David is very flexible and understands my issues and remembers what we were talking about. He is happy and friendly and easy to talk to.
I was skeptical about counseling until my first week with David as my counselor. His wisdom, kindness and amount of attention he paid to me as an individual made feel more comfortable and helped to put a lot of things in perspective for me, making it easier to work through. In a month I moved from being very confused to seeing situations more clearly than I have in years. Grateful to God and thankful for the gift of David Spann.