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David Gofman

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
ConnecticutVirginia
Mindfulness-Anxiety-Depression-Chronic pain-Life transitions-Career counseling-

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Professional statement

David is a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Virginia, serving clients both in Virginia and Connecticut. He specializes in working with teens and adults, ages 16+. David frequently works with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, perfectionism, chronic pain and other chronic medical conditions, and relationship issues.

David has a personal interest in mindfulness meditation, and has completed several silent meditation retreats throughout the country. He is a Level One Certified Teacher in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Brown University Center for Mindfulness, and often brings present-moment practices into his work with clients.

David looks to bring flexibility, presence, authenticity, and compassion to everything that he does, and to help those he works with reconnect to their own unique potentialities to live value-driven lives. David's approach to counseling is pragmatic and goal-oriented, and he focuses on helping his clients to experience real change quickly.

David has a diverse array of interests, and in his free time enjoys reading, running, cooking, hiking with his two dogs, and spending time with his family.


Message to clients

The focus of my work is simple: helping you to increase the happiness and fulfillment you experience in your life. How exactly we do that is something I hope to explore and identify together. I know first hand that deciding to make a lasting change in your life takes real strength and courage. I also know that the fruits of that labor are almost always well worth it. Through a collaborative approach, I work to help you take back control of your life, and to close the gap between the person you want to be and the person you are today.

I specialize in working with teens and adults who are experiencing difficult periods of transition. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, anger, depression, uncertainty about the present or future, or just have a sense that things could be better, I look forward to learning about what is causing you to seek help, and offering you the tools to live life on your terms.


Work and Education

Private Practice
Causeway Collaborative
Eating Recovery Center
New Horizons Helathcare

University of Denver, M.A., 2016
Ithaca College, B.S., 2013

Licensure

Connecticut: 003399 - Virginia: 0701010835

Languages

English

Specialties

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

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

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in VA)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (in-network in CT, VA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in VA)
  • Cigna (in-network in VA)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in VA)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in VA)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in VA)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$125 - $175
  • Initial session:$175 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed