Last edited 10/26/2022
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.
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.
LGBTQIA related issues
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Young Adults (18-24)
- Pennsylvania, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CW016853
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. David Kensler, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is David Kensler accepting new clients?
Yes, David Kensler is accepting new clients.
Does David Kensler accept insurance?
Yes, David Kensler accepts insurance, including AvMed, Cigna EAP, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum, Oscar Health, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
Does David Kensler offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Pennsylvania can book David Kensler for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does David Kensler offer online therapy?
Yes, David Kensler offers online therapy to people in Pennsylvania.
How quickly can I see David Kensler?
David Kensler typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does David Kensler speak?
David Kensler conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with David Kensler online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with David Kensler online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.