I have had a successful private practice since 2001. My clients give me outstanding reviews of our work together and I am proud to tell you that they return to me if the road gets bumpy again. I follow up therapy with phone calls at 1 month after the completion of therapy, then again at 6 months, then again at 9 months and a year. I specifically ask if their life is happier, more satisfying or enjoyable than it was when they sought my services and 87 percent report "yes". Couples that I counsel stay together more and enjoy greater satisfaction in their relationships as evidenced by a 92 % success rate because 92% are still together a year out This is what makes my job rewarding. My profession is very important in my life, therefore standard matter as does quality. I will not tolerate mediocre health care and neither should you.
The fascinating individuals I encounter in my practice. I am a firm believer in life long learning therefore I only have a year to go on my doctorate. I find that every client has at least one thing to teach me. It miight not be presented as such by the client but if I listen closely. enough, and I do, there is a lesson or pearl of wisdom for me in their verbalization. I love people, I always have. I like being able to help someone out of pain. I spent 15 years in critical care before getting a graduate degree so I have witnessed a lot of pain. Emotional pain is worst forms of pain as it returns again and again in some cases. Life is too short to suffer when usually there is a way out. The treatment is a lot less painful than the symptoms of emotional stress and illness. You owe it to yourself to get help today, so you can enjoy your life. What they say about life being short is true. I wish you all the very best during every day of your life. David Smith, APRN, DNP(c), MNSee more