||Dave is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) by The International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals (IITAP) under Patrick Carnes and Ken Adams. He is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences, having completed a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles.
Dave received further clinical training under Pia Mellody at The Meadows, addressing “family of origin” trauma and its relationship with co-dependency and addiction. He is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocess (EMDR) and experiential methods of healing underlying trauma that often drives addictive behaviour. His commitment to helping those suffering from addiction is motivated by his own personal recovery from addiction and addiction in his loved ones.
Dave has been working with substance dependence and process addictions for both inpatient and outpatient facilities in California since 2005. In 2007 he opened his own practice in Beverly Hills – treating addiction and the loved ones of addicts. Dave's passion for helping those in recovery inspired him moved to Thailand in 2014 to assist those in need.