Take the Next Step
and Thrive

Therapy Helping Adults, Children, and 
Couples Find a Way Forward

In-Person in Los Angeles and Available Online throughout California


Life has become a struggle.

Every moment of every day, depression and anxiety weigh you down like an anchor.

You look around at other people who seem happy and confident and wonder why they have it so much easier than you.

What’s wrong with me? you can’t help but ask. Shame takes hold and makes it impossible to move forward.

Relationships are falling apart.

You remember how happy, connected, and hopeful you were when you first got together.

But somewhere along the way, things became strained and distant. Now, you mostly ignore each other.

And sometimes, you wonder if it’s worth trying to save a relationship this saturated with pain and resentment.

You don’t feel comfortable in your own skin.

For as long as you can remember, you haven’t felt right in the body you were born in.

But trying to make sense and find your place in a world and society not built for people like you is a constant struggle.

It’s overwhelming to feel like you have to work so hard to just exist as who you’re meant to be.

Something needs to change.

You know that if you continue to let anxiety run your life,
you’ll never realize your full potential.

Neither you nor your partner are ready to give up on your relationship,
but it can’t keep going like this.

And living life as anything less than your most authentic self
will never be as fulfilling as you deserve.



Hi, I’m David!

And my mission is to help you find yourself, feel more confident and proud, and become empowered to realize your dream of a life overflowing with love and joy.

As an openly gay man with adult children adopted at birth, I know firsthand what it’s like to struggle with identity. I even wrote a book about my experience entitled Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood (Penguin/Putnam 2003).

Using various psychodynamic and narrative techniques, we’ll explore the root causes of your issues, discover how they’re affecting your story, and help you rewrite the next chapter in alignment with your values.

It’s time to challenge the negative beliefs and old behavioral patterns keeping you stuck. Together, let’s identify your goals and empower you to achieve them.

More About Me

What I Offer

Individual Therapy

Couples Therapy

Teens and Family Therapy


My Specialties

Healing Trauma with EMDR

LGBTQ-Affirmative Therapy

Dating and Relationships

Gay Dads and Parenting

Take the next step toward a better life.

Get the help and support you need to start thriving again.

Reach out for your free consultation now, and stop settling
for less than you deserve.

(917) 922-2650