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Philip David(He/Him/His)

Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT
Anxiety -Artists' mental health- Existential crisis & challenges-Men's issues-Creative blocks & writer's block-Sensitivity-
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Professional statement

Born with an artistic temperament, I spent several decades toiling in the entertainment industry before shifting into the practice of therapy. Life experience has given me a deep understanding of what it takes to be an artist, how hard it is to survive in a creative field, and has given me a unique ability to delve into a client’s creative process. Artists tend to possess unique personal qualities, share similar struggles, and I specialize in both. This niche has also given me insight into highly sensitive people of all kinds.

I believe the relationship between client and therapist is the most important component in therapy. You need to feel safe and seen in order to make the first steps of your journey. I use a non-judgmental, gentle style of therapy and am more oriented to meeting you where you are then slapping a diagnosis on you. My approach is attachment-based and existential, among other things. I have also found that moving from a more constrictive, black-and-white and narrow form of thinking, to a more expansive, flexible and nuanced posture is almost always part of the therapeutic process.

Message to clients

If you are feeling lost in your journey as an artist or human being, or simply if you want to be the best version of yourself, I can help. It’s your journey, I’m just the guide.

Although I have found a niche working with creatives, I have experience and training in helping a wide spectrum of the population. I’ve had success working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, who bring in a host of different issues they wish to solve. I have long been an advocate for LGBT rights, and racial and economic equality. I enjoy working with people from every conceivable faith and culture, and believe my first task as your therapist is to make you feel as safe as possible, so you can be free to express and discover yourself.


California: 137614




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s 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

Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Creative blocks & writer's block - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity

Sensitivity - Developing an understanding of one’s sensitivity, including exploring what triggers emotional reactions and the origins of the sensitivity; practicing self-compassion by acknowledging that everyone has emotions and it’s natural to react to what’s around you


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Philip David is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150