David Hadar, MA Licensed Professional Counselor
Getting help is not easy! The courage it takes to admit that we need help can seem daunting and yet can also be a rewarding experience nonetheless. As a clinician I am aware of this reality! That is why, I focus on creating a safe environment and building trust in the initial step of counseling.
My hope is that the one hour we spend together will help you gain insight and experience a warm empathy that leads to inner healing. Sitting with and working through the discomfort of your own pain is part of the process. While there will certainly be moments when you are challenged to confront the harder parts of your story, such moments will hopefully be met with the transformation of a healthier self.
I enjoy working with teenagers (ages 12-18) and adults (ages 19-65). Common concerns I treat in teenagers are low self-esteem, school performance, anxiety, depression, communication skills, and increase of positive outlook toward life. With adults, I treat concerns related to dating/marital issues, addiction to substance or pornography, low self-esteem, trauma, childhood sexual abuse, anxiety, and depression. I also provide pre-marital counseling with the certification I received from Prepare/Enrich LLC.
In terms of treatment strategy, I take a personalized and holistic approach to counseling which means that we will work on identifying your unique areas of inner-strength, values, beliefs, and social support to formulate goals for therapy. Some types of therapy I often use are Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Multicultural, Social Justice, Attachment Theory, and Spirituality. My hope is to remain sensitive to your needs throughout our work together as we gain insight and perspective toward your unique experience. If you decided to work with me, it will be a privilege to journey with you in finding hope and healing.
When choosing a therapist, it is important to consider their Areas of Practice. David Hadar’s include:
- Career Counseling
- Culture Adjustment
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions
- Men’s Issues
- Pre-Marital and Couples Counseling
- Relationship Issues
- Spiritual Issues
- Substance and Pornography Addition