David J Smith, MA, LPC, NCC, Counselor in Denver
Seeking counseling can be a difficult first step. It's hard for us to acknowledge our pain, and often we feel guilty about it. Feelings aren't good or bad, they just are--the consequences of those feelings are what we can influence. Counseling is important because it can provide a safe place to speak the truth about what we are going through. Our truth is powerful and can be a motivator for making changes to how we feel and what we do. Counseling can help us identify our values, goals, & beliefs and to harness them to help us heal.
I work with clients who are struggling with substance abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, anger, identity, and transition. I also work with clients who have criminal charges and criminal convictions, usually related to drugs or alcohol. I have special training in working with clients who have diverse cultural, spiritual, race, class, gender, and sexual identities.
Only you know what hurts, what brings you joy, and what changes you want to make. I can collaborate with you as you connect with your truth. I believe that knowing our truth liberates and empowers us to make changes. Change is a journey and it is often hard to make alone.
Call or Email David J Smith for a free consultation now - (303) 732-6873

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: University of Colorado Denver
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: LPC.0011218 Colorado

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • E4 EAP
  • Mines & Associates EAP
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NBCC/252831
  • Certificate Date: 2010

David J Smith's Groups

Saturn Returns Men's Group

The group's purpose is to provide a space for men to practice being genuine/authentic/vulnerable with each other and to provide mutual support. Themes of the group include the following: "Turning the corner on adulthood" for men in their late 20s to early 30s (hence the name, "Saturn Returns"); Personal Development; Relationships (with self, with friends, with partners, with work, with spirituality); Identity; How to be a 21st Century man; Coming to terms with parents' imperfections as part of becoming an adult; Freedom and Responsibility

More about this group

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction

Issues

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Video Game Addiction
  • criminal convictions and behavior

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Categories

  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2016
David J Smith, MA, LPC, NCC, Counselor in Denver

David J Smith

Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC