I can’t say enough good things about working with Dave. The progress I’m finally making is improving my life in ways that I was beginning to think was never going to happen.”– Client review
“Are you currently accepting new clients?”
Yes, I do. Both individuals and couples can be seen (ages 18 and older).
“Do you provide in-person appointments?”
Yes! My office is located on the corner of Willamette Street and West 24th Ave in Eugene, Oregon. The address is 2440 Willamette Street, Suite 101C. On-site parking is available. Well-fitting, high filtration masks (KN94/95) are required for all in-person sessions (yes, still).
“What about virtual (teletherapy) appointments?”
I also offer virtual sessions via Zoom. Surprisingly, many of my Eugene clients still prefer teletherapy as this saves them driving time. My practice works with clients from elsewhere as well, most notably Portland and Arizona.
“Do you work with a lot of couples?”
Yes. Approximately 70% of the clients that I see are couples wanting Gottman Methd Couples Therapy, and 30% are individuals receiving Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
“Can my partner and I be in different locations?”
Yes. Zoom allows us to combine video signals so that both you and your spouse/partner can attend the session without being in the same location.
“How long do therapy sessions last?”
Sessions typically run between 45-60 minutes.
“How long will I be in therapy?”
The goal for therapy is to gain a solid footing in the shortest amount of time possible. Typically, clients attend therapy for 3-6 months, although it can be longer depending on what clients want to gain from it.
“Can you bill my insurance?”
If you have PacificSource Health Plans (not OHP) or First Choice Health Network PPO, I can bill your insurance directly. For anything else, I can provide you with a monthly billing statement for reimbursement if you wish to submit it to your insurance company.
“What if I’m not sure we’re a good fit?”
I offer the option of a brief 20 minute consultation for all potential new clients. This gives us a chance to get to know each other and see if we’re a good fit. I’ll ask you some questions about what you’re looking for and talk about what it’s like to be a client with me as a therapist. We can also talk about rates, scheduling and anything else you’d like to go over.
“What is the difference between Coaching and Therapy?”
The big difference between therapy and coaching is in how we approach problems. In therapy, we might deal with a fear of being judged by others by examining what led you to that point, discussing your underlying hidden feelings and attempt to change how you view this fear. With coaching, we would tackle the fear of being judged by looking at how your fear of being judged is impacting your life, identifying what meaningful change would look actually like, and developing specific strategies to tackle and overcome this fear. The feedback I’ve received from my clients is that by far, they prefer coaching over therapy. As a result, I offer both.