Brown University alum
Dr. Stern is an incredibly open-minded, creative therapist with so many tools in his toolbox. I have been seeing him on and off for about 18 months now and it has been a gift and a delight. When we started, I was in shambles and he really helped put me back together with patience, positive mirroring, helpful explanatory frameworks for experiences i was having, and the incredible tools of IFS (Internal Family Systems) that have been so helpful in unpacking who I am and why I struggle in the ways that I do. IFS is a wonderful model and David is a master at it. I would recommend doing a bit of reading about IFS before beginning as that will make the first session that much more productive.
Brown University alum
Dr. Stern is unlike any therapist I’ve ever met. He made who I am today possible.
Social worker, artist
David Stern is one of the most authentic group leaders (journal writing class) I have ever spent time with. His willingness to share as he explains the process to us is so real and loving.
Professional jazz pianist
David’s Spiritual Practice Group has helped me to reach some of my deepest, oldest patterns of reaction, which I normally cover up and push aside, and, as a result, I am freer to resonate with the world. Life just feels better.
David was a fabulous, inspiring person whose work (and play!) has moved me in deep ways.
Rabbi at Temple Sinai
Learning about the meditative practices with such caring and enthused teachers was wonderful, not only in terms of possibilities for my professional work, but also (and perhaps more importantly) for my own spiritual growth and development. Too often, clergy focus on caring for others and not nurturing their own spirituality. The development of a clergy spirituality group, in a confidential setting and under the leadership of innovative guides, is exciting and important for the Rhode Island faith community.
Retired Episcopal priest
David provides a safe place to be coached on ways to integrate mind, body, and spirit.
David creates a space that is open, warm, and clear of the chatter that so often accompanies spiritual investigation. He uses his own deep experience and considerable skill to support others in seeking the face of God in whatever is happening right now.
Social worker (speaking of her experiences with an annual “Spiritual Booster Shot” delivered at her Employee Assistance Program office)
David’s personality is so dynamic, his presence is so nurturing and the intimacy he is able to build within ourselves and between each other is so real that even if all we did was sing songs for an hour I would still feel spiritually inoculated. I appreciate the fact that I was able to deal with my “edges” and feel a really nice calm. I enjoyed getting emotional as much as I did not enjoy getting emotional in front of colleagues. Describing this experience to others I think you could say that it is a raw, primitive, and real meditative experience that combines all the most recent theories of quiescence. David is a treasure to the mental health community and a really good soul.