David Livingston, Psychotherapist, Waismann Method

     David Livingston MA, M.F.T

 

 

Experienced psychotherapist competent with diverse client populations. Strengths include: Ability to motivate, structure and strategize individuals and couples to achieve defined goals.

 

“The relationship between Mental health and Substance abuse is
extensive. I feel that very few people get the type of care, understanding,
and treatment needed around their unwanted substance use. Once an
individual is detoxed from a substance they need an experienced therapist
to help them understand the factors causing the compulsivity or feeling
stuck – the causes can very greatly and are often minimized or not
recognized. such as; Sleep problems, chronic pain, persistent anxiety or
depression, fluctuations in mood, or even an inability to relax given
unending demands and responsibilities – all of these conditions and many
more can drive unwanted chemical dependency.”

David Livingston

Current Positions

  • 1995 – Present
    • Psychotherapist – Private Practice
      • Manage private practice of 30 to 40 weekly clients, psychotherapy for individuals, couples, children and families.
      • Perform in-depth diagnostic assessment of new clients.
      • Maintain progress notes and provide appropriate documentation when necessary for insurance, court ordered clientele and worker’s compensation cases.
      • Collaborate with other psychotherapists and medical specialists on treatment planning, medication issues, and hospitalization.
      • Provide weekly clinical supervision to M.F.T. Interns.
  • 1999 – Present
    • Consulting Psychotherapist – AAMOD and Domus Retreat

      • Perform counseling for individuals after Waismann Method for dependency to opiates and pain medications.
      • Create individualized treatment plans utilizing medical professionals and community services.
      • Teach meditation and stress management techniques to individuals with chronic pain.
  • 1996 – Present
    • Psychotherapist – Care Associates
      • Responsibilities are the same as listed above.

Past Positions

  • 1994-1996
    • Staff Counselor – The Center for Individual and Family Counseling
      • Provided weekly psychotherapy for individuals, couples, children and families.
      • Performed in depth intake and diagnostic assessment of new clients.
  • 1994-1995
    • Case Manager – Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine
      • Treated stress related problems using Bio-feedback and Cognitive – Behavioral techniques. Focusing on the treatment of ADHD in children, teenagers, and adults.

Education

  • 2002
    • Postgraduate
      • Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies Post-Graduate Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certification
  • 1995
    • M.A. Clinical Psychology
      • Antioch University Los Angeles, California
  • 1985
    • B.A. Degree History Major, Business Minor
      • University of California Los Angeles