David Saavedra, Therapist in Texas — Zencare
David  Saavedra
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David Saavedra

He/Him/His

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Texas Accepting Online

I see clients Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays. My hours are 10 AM-5:00 PM daily.

Updated July 6, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

David Saavedra, LCSW provides short-term psychotherapy services that are practical and solution-focused. A collaborative approach is taken when helping clients make the changes they are seeking.

Additionally, Mr. Saavedra is certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy using Clinical Hypnosis, for individuals who have suffered trauma. He also received post-graduate training in clinical social work at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, KS.

​His practice is a mix of couples and working with adult individuals and adolescents. He is a Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy and specializes in working with families that are going through difficult transitions such as divorce, re-marriage, or loss of a loved one.

​He is also bilingual and fluent in Spanish.


Message to clients

WELCOMEI

We all love the fast pace and excitement of life. In this always-on life, we often don't take the time we need to take care of ourselves. For many people, the fast pace of every day and stress of different aspects of our lives (careers, bosses, clients, financial crises, children, spouses and parents) can start to add up and cause real stress. This can lead to anxiety, depression and other painful challenges.

I have helped patients/clients successfully understand and master the ways in which the many currents of their lives interact and affect their emotional health. In addition to working on problems like depression or anxiety, many people use therapy effectively to:

Get to know themselves better

Set and achieve personal or professional goals

Get in touch with emotions, learn how to express emotions, or learn how to manage emotions

Better understand how your past is affecting your present.

Whether it's couples counseling or family counseling...I customize therapy to best suit each client by drawing from a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, and Mindfulness Meditation. Learning and using these modalities enables clients to find the best path to healing and growth in their own lives. The length of therapy depends on the client.


Specialties

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)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Houston Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • University of Texas at Austin Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $120

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10-5:00 PM
  • Tue Out of Office
  • Wed 10-6:00 PM
  • Thu 10-5:00 PM
  • Fri 10-4:00 PM
  • Sat 9-1:00 PM
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 45 years

Self Employed, Primary Therapist, 2002 - Present

Menninger Clinic, Topkeka, KS, Post Masters Fellowship/Clinical Social Work, 1982
University of Texas at Austin, MSSW, 1977


Licensure

Texas: 22114


Languages

Spanish