David is currently a PhD Candidate in Clinical and Counselling Psychology and completing this degree at the University of Toronto. He has done work in individual and group psychotherapy, and psychological assessments under the supervision of registered clinical psychologists. He is currently supervised by Dr. Kenneth Kwan, PhD, CCFT, C. Psych.
David works from a perspective of Emotion-Focused Therapy, and draws from cognitive and behavioural models (e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) when appropriate. His approach to psychotherapy and assessment is informed by empirical evidence, and he seeks to provide competent care to clients from trauma-informed and culturally competent and affirming lenses of clinical practice. David views psychological concerns not just as an individual experience, but also that symptoms exist within broader social systems that inform our daily lived experiences. He aims to work with you to create a safe, therapeutic environment together to work through your presenting concerns and meet your therapeutic goals.
David has experience working with a number of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, emotion dysregulation in general, substance use concerns, and others. David has significant experience working with LGBTQ2 populations, and focuses his research in the area of LGBTQ2 psychological and emotional well-being as well.