David Joseph Alpert, LMHC, LADC, CADC, NCC, PGS, Counselor in West Newton
My ideal client values authenticity. By "authenticity," I mean you aim to live in the moment mindfully, being present in heart, mind, body, and spirit. I'm best suited to treating anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and concerns about life purpose, including work and love. You're ready for positive change in your life, built on self-acceptance. You're ready to let counseling/psychotherapy transform your life. You're interested in becoming inspired, assertive, embodied and receptive in your life's various contexts. Being happy with yourself and others deeply matters to you. Phone me to schedule an appointment.
I call my work "Enlightened Care" because I aim to profoundly care, and I come to the process of caring from an awakened place. My care enables clients to access community and government resources, to enhance their personal and interpersonal development, and to engage in fulfilling relationships and invigorating work.
I offer a range of modalities of care: individual, couple's, & family counseling. I also offer body-centered therapy and energy healing. Each client receives the appropriate intervention for their moment to moment needs. My work is based on my belief that the healing process is at each moment unique.
Call or Email David Joseph Alpert for a free phone consultation now - (617) 674-1428


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Rhode Island College
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License No. and State: 896 Massachusetts


  • Avg Cost (per session): $30 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Paypal

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Mass. Laborers
  • Multiplan
  • PHCS
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LADC 659 Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Certificate: MBSACC, Inc./CADC
  • Certificate Date: 2014

David Joseph Alpert's Groups

Keeping Connected: Maintaining Our Receptivity

In this group, we come with the aim to keep connected on a moment to moment basis with whomever and/or whatever we are engaged. This group will support our maintaining our receptivity, our capacity to remain open in our hearts.

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Introduction to the Elemental Method

In this group, we will learn how to recognize our own essential grace and that of others. We will learn about the eight basic Elemental Types, as well as the major sub-categories of those Elemental Types. We will also learn the about the four primary defenses. Finally we will learn about the concept of Elemental Opposites, the chemistry of romantic connection.

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Happiness is Our Birthright

In this group, we will bring our intention to reclaim our Birthright of Happiness, and will be supported in that intention.

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  • Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Work, Career, Existential, Spiritual

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Native American, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Cape Verdean Kriolu, French, Hebrew, Portuguese


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Client-Centered/Person-Centered
  • Coaching
  • Eclectic
  • Elemental (see www.elementalmethod.com)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016
David Joseph Alpert, LMHC, LADC, CADC, NCC, PGS, Counselor in West Newton

David Joseph Alpert