David Brown, LCMHC - Utah Therapist at Grow Therapy

David Brown

David Brown

LCMHC
32 years of experience
Open-minded
Direct
Intelligent
Virtual

Hello, I'm David. Do you go through periods of anxiety and/or depression and feel stressed out all of the time? Do you have relationship issues and would like to improve or communicate better with your partner? I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together! I also help high performers manage work-related stress and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, meditation and breathing techniques to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

After therapy sessions, you might feel tired and emotionally drained - this is completely normal. It is hard work what you’re doing! I will encourage you to consolidate any new skills or coping strategies you’ve learned, by incorporating them into your daily life. You may be given ‘homework’ tasks, depending on the type of therapy you’re receiving. You must try your best to complete these, as they’re designed to help you and facilitate change. You may wish to write down any issues or difficulties that come up for you between therapy sessions so you can talk about these with me during your next session.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Here are some areas I feel are my biggest strengths: I'm a good listener, holding you in unconditional regard, and being respectful of your process. I listen without judgment. I will validate your thoughts, emotions, actions, and experiences. This doesn’t mean I will agree with everything you say or do. There’s an important difference between validation and approval. Validation is about acknowledgment and acceptance. I will make you feel validated acknowledging what you tell me as the truth of your experience. I feel I am a good communicator, often listening more than I speak. I'm able to distill concepts and explain things in a way that you can understand. I will ask you questions to ensure you understand and take the time to rephrase my explanation if you don't understand something. I take the time each session to check in with you and regularly ask you how you think your treatment is going and adapt accordingly.

About David Brown

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Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to help you learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on your behavior and emotions. Cognitive behavioral therapy combines cognitive therapy with behavior therapy by identifying your maladaptive patterns of thinking, emotional responses, or behaviors and replacing them with more desirable patterns. CBT focuses on changing your automatic negative thoughts that can contribute to and worsen your emotional difficulties, depression, and anxiety. These spontaneous negative thoughts also have a detrimental influence on your mood

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