David Jenkins, LCSW

David Jenkins, LCSW

Counselor: Adults, Couples, Teens

David’s understanding that life involves all of who we are—mind, emotions, and body—is a foundational principle in his work. His counseling experience includes work with children 9+, adolescents, adults, and families, and he particularly enjoys focusing on relationships, family, and men’s issues. He helps men channel into their deeper emotional world and explore it in a way that is non-threatening but allows for deep work. With couples, David helps each partner to channel into their emotional world and use it as a bridge to link with their partner rather than as a wall that isolates. David has completed Level One of Gottman training and is trained on "Treating Trauma and Affairs" with John and Julie Gottman. David is EMDR trained.

Professional Info

  • What is your educational background?

    BA Biology, UT Austin; MSSW, UT Austin

  • How long have you been doing counseling?

    25 Years

  • What do you love most about what you do?

    Connecting with people in a deep way; seeing how God works through me; being real/authentic with my clients, as fellow human beings trying to make sense of our lives; Getting to see how the things I have learned in my own life and training can really be useful for others; expanding myself as my edges get stretched.

  • What previous jobs have you held?

    Previous to counseling I worked in retail furniture sales, as a massage therapist, and in kitten rescue.

Personal Info

  • Where are you from?

    New Jersey

  • What made you decide to become a therapist?

    I came to realize that I have a keen interest in understanding how we as human beings are put together and operate, in all the various ways that we show up, and that being of direct service to others was a natural calling for me – it’s what I’m here for.

  • Hobbies

    Gardening, home projects, swimming, movies, biking, cooking, playing with our cats

  • Where do you want to travel?

    India

Areas of Experience

Introvert
Extrovert
Kids
Teens
Adults
Couples
Fee (higher or lower)
Years of Experience

David’s Client Testimonials

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