As of October 19, 2015, I have a new website and email address. Please visit me there at www.newtoncounselingcenter.org, and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always you can reach me by phone at 617-981-1186.
Thank you and I look forward to working with you. Be well. – David
Welcome to my site! Life is short. You deserve to have peace and happiness in your life. If you decide to work with me, you are choosing to work with a trained and compassionate professional. I am passionate about assisting my clients to become more resilient and more hopeful about his or her future. I have received both psychotherapy and coaching myself so I know the value of these services if it is done with the right person. I am a graduate of Boston Latin Academy high school. I also have an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Vermont College and then earned a graduate degree (M.Ed.) in Rehabilitation Counseling with a certificate in advanced graduate studies (CAGS) in Mental Health Counseling at UMASS Boston. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts since 2004, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 2003 and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Massachusetts since 2008.
From 1992-2000 I served in the U.S. military, first in the U.S. Naval Reserves and then in the MA Army National Guard. I also have worked at a shelter for homeless veterans and have I have also worked with Veterans and have an appreciation for working with those who have served in the U.S. military.
I am a professionally trained Coach since 2012. Coaching is an exciting profession that has the power to instill hope and create change in others rather quickly. I have a passion for becoming the best Coach I can possibly be. I have immersed myself in various methods and teachers of Coaching including Tony Robbins who I believe is the gold standard for what an effective Coach should be. I am a member of The International Association of Coaching.
Regardless of which service we decide is best suited for you, I am committed to giving you an ethical, personalized and effective service.
For those of you seeking psychotherapy, I do my best work when we meet consistently i.e. weekly and when we do our sessions in person. For those of you seeking Life Coaching, we will work together either in person or by using the telephone. in both services, I return emails and phone calls promptly.