David has worked as a researcher and freelance mental health writer, publishing numerous articles for various websites, including Demand Media and Livestrong in addition to providing professional consultation services regarding clinical program development to multiple treatment agencies. David has served in both therapeutic and administrative roles, holding the positions of Psychotherapist, Intensive Outpatient Coordinator, and Clinical Director. He has extensive experience with diverse populations, providing counseling in the areas of severe mental illness, child and adolescent therapy, marriage and family therapy, crisis stabilization, jail triage, play/art therapy, bereavement counseling, substance abuse, trauma, and group therapy.
Administratively, David has cultivated and managed partner relationships with referral sources in community agencies, the court system, and state government as well as conducted numerous presentations, public speaking engagements, trainings, lectures, and educational seminars for clinical colleagues and partner agencies including Campbellsville University, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, the Department of Juvenile Justice, Probation & Parole, and the Department of Community Based Services.
In his executive roles, David developed the clinical documentation, policies, procedures, and programs necessary for multi-level and multi-site treatment agencies to achieve and maintain facility licensure and accreditation. He has provided direct oversight of Short-Term Residential, Long-Term Residential, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Aftercare, Adult Peer Support Specialist, and Targeted Case Management programs across 8 facilities in multiple counties.
David is dually licensed in both mental health and addiction treatment (LPCC-S, LCADC) and holds autonomous status. He is Nationally Board Certified (NCC) and has obtained Advanced International Addictions Reciprocity Certification (ICAADC). He’s trained (either in an administrative role, board-approved supervisory, graduate school academic supervisory, or as a public speaker/educator) hundreds of mental health, peer support, case management, academic and medical professionals, including the administrative staff, executives, and CEOs of various treatment agencies.
Having completed over 6,300 clock hours of formal education and post-licensure professional training, he’s treated thousands of patients diagnosed with all manner of disorders, solved hundreds of administrative problems, and served at multiple levels of care and medical necessity, helping clients overcome debilitating mental health issues, thereby improving their health, happiness, and quality of life.