David R Beuerman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice in San Francisco, California. He Specializes in working with those experiencing drug and alcohol abuse and dependence, depression and anxiety, those considering making a significant change in their lives, but feel uncertain and somehow stuck, and those with a developmentally disabled child or family member.
His practice is located in the James C. Flood Building in downtown San Francisco. This San Francisco landmark has been completely renovated and fully meets all ADA accessibility standards. His practice integrates the therapeutic approaches of Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Relational Therapy and CBT.
Mr. Beuerman has often thought that psychotherapy can be too abstract and mysterious. Often there is a belief that the therapist has the exclusive window into the client’s unconscious drives or motives. This view tends to over-pathologize the individual seeking help, with the client having the problem and the therapist holding the solution. Mr. Beuerman doesn’t really think that it works that way. He has often found that people know what changes they need/want to make in their lives, have good reasons (motivations) for making these changes and have clear ideas of how they can get there.
In his private practice, he seeks to join with the client to form a partnership by which the individual is able to identify the focus of change, identify their personal reasons for changing and develop a plan to get there. This approach empowers the individual, identifies the strengths and resources they already possess and respects the autonomy and wisdom within each person to make choices that are in their best interests.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
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Years of Experience: 31 years
University of California San Francisco, Clinical Supervisor in the Division of Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine , 2014 - Present
Golden Gate Regional Center, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties , Manager of Regional Center Services, 1991 - 2014
Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Excellence in Motivational Interviewing , Train the Trainer Intensive, Estonia EU, 2019
Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work, MSW, 1990