I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. I also am a Certified Family Recovery Specialist. My BS is from Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown, PA) in Human Service: Behavioral and Addictions Counseling. My MA was earned at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Kutztown, PA) in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy. I specifically sought this combination of BS/MA to interweave an understanding of external influences (family and relationships) upon an individual (you!)
With more than 10 years in the field I have experience treating anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, and more. I am especially attuned to those who are in recovery or come from homes where addictions, mental illness, divorce, and other family dysfunction was present. I am also experienced with integrating 12-step programs associated with addictive behaviors, relationships, and eating habits into treatment. I tend to
I understand the courage it takes to build trust and feel comfortable talking with someone about deeply personal issues. I believe that you will find me to be an easy person to talk with. I strive to be kind, compassionate, understanding, and helpful. Let's chat and maybe together we can help you to get back on track.
In treatment I tend to focus on interpersonal communication (between partners) and intrapersonal narratives (what is the story you are telling yourself about yourself?) In doing this I primarily utilize counseling strategies consistent with:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (increases self-awareness to encourage "intentional" activities that promote happiness within you; developing coping skills; learning problem-solving strategies)
Motivational Interviewing (identifying priorities; planning for change)
Structural and Strategic Family Therapy (investigating the influence of environmental factors across the lifetime)
Psychoanalysis (making the unconscious visible for contemplation)
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LPC #PC011025 (Expires: 2021-02-01)
David was friendly and easy going. He made my husband comfortable with the counseling process and made me feel like we were being positive.
David is super easy to talk to, he listens to both of us and gives us our own space to grow and move closer together.
He seemed like he genuinely cared and was invested in our concerns. He also had good ideas. He was very thoughtful.
I like his communication style and giving us interactive tools is great for me.
David is very helpful and understanding. I feel like his expertise will be of great value to my husband and I
He is really awesome and sees the best in people and knows how to break down facts.
Dr Youll is very open and understanding about our problems. He listened and also allows us to speak as well. We appreciate his ability to understand and break down certain thought and issues that may occur.