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About David Koopman

I am an experienced therapist who has worked primarily with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, identity struggles and anger. I too have had to wrestle through the pain of depression and come to terms with my own identity. My own journey has not been free from trial and error; however, it has given me the opportunity to discover a process which has proven effective both for myself and others. Those of us who suffer and find ourselves stuck at intersections in our lives, whether due to depression, anxiety, identity struggles or anger, can find a way to work with who we are. Once grounded there, we are capable of choosing a path that will move us out of darkness and despair and toward greater acceptance of self and emotional peace. Moving forward becomes possible. Life can change for the better. It has for me and it can for you.

I hold a B.A. in Psychology from North Park University. My introduction to counseling began as an intern at the Beloit Memorial Hospital counseling center. I explored a broader range of counseling experience at a non-profit organization that provides services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. I later studied at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and interned at the Charlie Reid Centre. There I facilitated groups for individuals living with schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses. After moving to Denver I expanded my counseling experience by completing an internship at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. In 2010 I earned my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University.

Specialties

    • Insomnia
    • Addiction
    • Anxiety and Depression
    • LGBTQ Counseling
    • Mindfulness

My Approach

Making the decision to begin counseling or therapy is a big step and trying to find the right therapist can be daunting and intimidating. Because a positive relationship between a client and a therapist is fundamental to effective and lasting therapy, it’s important to find a therapist with whom you are comfortable and can trust. My therapeutic approach largely follows Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). If we work together, I will help you take action directed by your own values. We will work together to clarify what is most meaningful and important to you and use that to actively pursue goals which enrich your life. We will work together on a number of experiential exercises during therapy to help you achieve those goals.