Mr. Spann has a unique blend of education and experience providing opportunities for those he serves to experience relational renewal, greater intimacy through improved communication, conflict resolution, and self esteem. Each partner individually and together will experience emotional and spiritual growth and change, while removing barriers to experiencing the highest levels of intimacy. These barriers may include a history of trauma, losses including (loved ones, finance, physical health), anxiety, problems with attachment, communication, persistent mental illness or substance abuse disorders. His clinical experience in outpatient, residential and hospital settings, help clients understand the relationship between the stressors on the relationship and the impact on quality of life.
Specialties: Clinical experience with clients who desire marital enrichment and premarital counseling. Improved Communication, Healthy Resolution of Conflict, and Values Clarification
Interventions include Trauma Focused CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. A strength based, solution focused philosophy is a basis for the therapeutic process.
* Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT
* DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy
* Motivation Interviewing
* Family Systems Therapy
- 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's support of me while navigating life after leaving an abusive relationship has been invaluable. He helped me regain the confidence I lost, rebuild relationships with my kids and empowered me to take back control of my life with healthy boundaries. Thank you for helping me find the best version of myself!
Really appreciate David. He’s so excellent!
David is an excellent counselor with great ability to bring out people's true motivations and offer insight into how to change certain behaviors.
Out of all the professionals I’ve talked with over the year’s I really think David knows how to help me personally and my relationship get to the next level of balance and happiness needed to move forward in the right direction.
David's counseling style was very complimentary to our needs. He was very engaging and provided us with tools to communicate with each other more effectively. He also gave us assignments to do on our own time between sessions - some individually and some together. We both have busy schedules and it never felt like a burden to find time to meet with David. He made us feel that he was vested in helping us. Overall, we are in a better place as a couple since the beginning. We had a great experience with David and highly recommend him as a counselor.
I appreciate David´s professionalism, feedback, and directness. He keeps the conversation on track and is a great guide in navigating the difficult issues.
David has been an incredibly valuable sounding board and advisor. He has helped my partner and me strengthen our relationship as well as deal with our individual issues relating to work and anxiety. We would wholeheartedly recommend him to any couples experiencing issues large or small.
David has been a thoughtful, knowledgeable guide for my partner and I. He is experienced, respectful and intuitive. I really value his insights and the exercises he gives us individually and as a couple.
We started our sessions with David regarding our relationship and focusing on our differences and problems. It was interesting how David brought out important aspects in our relationship that we had not realized before. I also had individual sessions with him and it was very much helpful. David is VERY experienced, patient, and smart! He spent more time than it was expected on each session and really cared about us and our relationship. I definitely recommend working with him.
What I really liked in my experience working with David was his positive-reenforcement method. It's often the case that when partners stumble upon an issue, they limit their attention to their problem and forget about things that work between them. David, with his thoughtful comments and constructive exercises, helped my partner and I to have the full picture in view while working on our differences. Overall, I highly recommend David as he is a seasoned, generous, kind, and knowledgeable therapist.
David is experienced in the field and in life as well, extremely understanding, supportive, just great really! Def recommended!
David addresses my issues directly in a good way. I can tell he is experienced and well-versed. He handles difficult subjects with good advice and good points to think about. One of the best I have ever had in 28 years of therapy.