Welcome and thank you for taking a look at my website! I am David Hill, Psy.D., the owner of Discovery Psychological Services, and you're probably wanting to learn a bit about me, my training background, and my approach to psychotherapy. I have worked in a wide variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, community clinics, drug treatment clinics, and within the juvenile justice system.
I have been trained in psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral, and various other theories. In addition, my approach is grounded in neuropsychology and modern imaging studies. That allows me to choose from and integrate a wide range of therapeutic approaches when addressing the needs of my patients. It is my belief that the treatment should be tailored specifically to the needs of the patient and that each patient is an expert regarding their lived experience and personal challenges. Research shows that the relationship between therapist and patient is what is most important in therapy. To that end, I feel that it is important for each person to choose a therapist that they are comfortable with, and I encourage you to get in touch with me to see if you feel that we would have a good working relationship.
In my practice, I enjoy working with teens and adults from various cultural and economic backgrounds. I integrate mindfulness and existential approaches into therapy, and I also enjoy working in transpersonal and spiritual areas. I have heard from many people over the years that they feel concerned that a therapist may not understand them because they are in the LGBT community, kink community, have an alternative religion, or are in non-traditional relationships. I welcome people from these backgrounds to contact me, and I hope that you will find me to have an open mind and an open heart.
Some of my areas of specialization include:
- Depression and anxiety
- Abuse and neglect
- Crisis and trauma
- Grief and bereavement
- Behavioral difficulties
- Spiritual emergencies
- Life transitions
- Identity development and individuation
- Existential issues
Give me a call or send me an email today, and let's talk about how I may be able to help you.