David Zimmerman

David Zimmerman (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

M.A., LPC Intern

Supervisor: Stephen Keeley MA, LPC, CHT

I am passionate about working with folks to connect with their emotional worlds and nurture relationships both with themselves and others.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-545-7615

97214

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $75-$105

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I work primarily with men, young men and those going through a challenging transition. They feel disconnected from their emotions and true needs. They have damaged relationships, shame about unhealthy behaviors and tendency towards anger and escape.

How I Can Help You

I practice mindfulness-based therapy, which invites you to pause or slow down and bring curiosity to your inner world. I value the interplay between mind and body as an avenue for lasting change. Your experience is important and, if we work together, I commit to walking along side you in what is an act of courage and vulnerability. I view the therapeutic relationship as an essential aspect of healing and growth as a way to uncover those places we hide and feel ashamed of.

My Values as a Therapist

I have been on a path to find a more satisfying way of existing in this world. Like many of you, I am someone who was raised in a context that did not prize or promote emotional self-inquiry, self-connection and direct communication. I found myself in a place of self-hatred, self-abuse, addiction and self-doubt. I found drugs, alcohol, food and other methods of escape were masking a core sense of shame and inadequacy. It was difficult and vulnerable to face these places in myself and I am glad to be alive here today walking with others in their healing path towards a life of more joy and fulfillment. I know what it’s like to be in the darkness.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    I focus on working with men who want to connect with their emotional worlds and bring care to the parts that don’t have a place to come forward. As you get comfortable with me, my mind-body approach means that I might ask you: What are you noticing right now? Body? Heart? When things get tough, what do you reach for? When you consider being a man, what happens in your body?

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