David Van der Vieren
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I counsel with an understanding that each individual has a unique life experience. Consequently, I believe that finding strength to overcome life’s challenges is also a very unique process to each individual. I have helped couples and individuals gain freedom through a deeper understanding of destructive historical patterns, in turn, helping them to break barriers that lead to true freedom. I believe that the formidable years, (between the ages of 2 - 13), of each individual will set the foundation for how a person will ultimately relate emotionally and intellectually to others and the world. As a gifted listener I put great emphasis on hearing the deep issues of the heart with the hope of bringing them to the surface. I believe that the alliance between therapist and patient creates a safe environment for this process to take place. I am a Christian and I counsel with that perspective, but am also inclusive of all worldviews.
I graduated with a Masters in professional counseling from Amberton University. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Christian ministries from Dallas Baptist University. I also have a certificate in practical theology from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas Texas.
My theoretical approach is a blend of contemporary psychodynamic, attachment theory, and is always person centered.
David has experience and training working with the following:
David counsels with his Chocolate Labrador Grace.