Therapy is a collaborative effort between therapist and client that start with client educating their therapist on the reasons for seeking services. As a Therapist I look to provide education to the client in order to facilitate increase emotional intelligence and develop coping tools to manage current stressors and feel empowered to manage future stressors/triggers.
My Professional Background
Mackenson David LCSW, holds a Master of Science in Social Work from Stony Brook University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Mackenson has 20 years of clinical experience working in various settings including 15 years as a therapist. He has been working on providing his clients the tools needed to help take on various issues from anxiety and depression to bipolar and personality disorders as well as trauma. Mackenson takes a collaborative approach with clients to explore painful patterns in their life and provide practices toward coping, self- care and personal growth. Mackenson works with individuals from adolescent/teenagers to older adults. He uses attachment, mindfulness and self-compassionate approaches in his therapy through modalities related to CBT/DBT and psychoanalysis as needed. He believes that clients have the answers and by utilizing his means of therapy they will find a deeper awareness of who they are, who they want to become, and how to propel onto a path of empowerment and self actualization.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Psychology BA and Masters of Social Work
- Training in PTSD, CBT, DBT, Personality Disorder, substance abuse
I enjoy movies, tv shows, outdoor activities, fire pits and music, djaying when possible