David KenslerLCSW

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

I offer a comfortable environment to share your concerns, and I like to apply practical tools and skills to help you improve situations and obtain relief from mental health symptoms. You set the agenda for our sessions together, and I just bring some additional strategies to try. Being a therapist is like being a coach--you will be encouraged and offered new tools to try and leave our sessions with agreed-upon ways to approach challenging situations. I will also challenge you and encourage you to do the work between sessions.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I employ the following treatment approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Trauma-Focused Therapy. I provide psycho-educational materials to help you understand symptoms and challenges. I also try to have my clients practice skills during our sessions, such as grounding, mindfulness, focused breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and role-playing challenging situations. I believe in homework between sessions to keep you practicing these skills.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Bipolar disorder

LGBTQIA related issues

General Expertise

Men's health

Mood disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In-Network Insurance

AvMed

Cigna EAP

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Licensure

PA, LCSW, CW016853