David is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering brief and extended therapy to adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. He has been working with clients in various settings for over fifteen years. He earned his BA and MSW degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, and a graduate certificate in Advanced Strategic Human Resource Management from Cornell University. He has spent most of his clinical years practicing both privately and in school settings in the metropolitan St. Louis area. As an educator, David brings knowledge of both independent and public schools. Most of his career has been spent as a district administrator in two local school districts. His leadership has been centered around student services, educational equity/diversity, community engagement, and technology.
After 17 years in education, David was compelled to work full time in private practice to meet a recognized need for men of color as qualified behavioral specialists. He founded Positive By Design LLC to develop a strategic network of clinicians and coaches skilled in a variety of services that promote overall well-being - mind, body, and spirit. His mission as a therapist is to promote healing, positive ways of balancing, and joy in daily living.
David facilitates workshops and consults with schools and organizations in diversity/inclusion practices. He has also been a local football, basketball, and track & field coach/consultant for over 20 years. He specializes in supporting life and sport balance while using therapeutic methods to enhance thoughts and beliefs that affect performance.