About your therapy:
I’ll never tell you how to navigate through your own life. Everyone who comes here is a unique individual I haven’t met yet, and I don’t assume I know what makes you tick. I won’t try to fix you with some one-size-fits-all technique. I also won’t spend weeks exploring your childhood. Let’s have a two way conversation about what’s getting in your way right now.
If you’re interested in working with me, you already started the journey by opening this page. The next step is to make contact. The fastest way to connect with me is right here.
Dr. David McGarva grew up in Scotland, where he was a manager in business and government for 21 years before meeting Monica and making the move to Los Angeles. Among other adventures here, he became a 9-1-1 operator for four years while studying and training in psychology, therapy and counseling.
David is a licensed clinical counselor and marriage and family therapist, is certified in creativity studies by Saybrook University (after a series of research projects including interviewing eleven established Hollywood writers and studying over 100 other writers), and has contributed to three psychology textbooks. He serves the State of California as a Subject Matter Expert in both marriage and family therapy and clinical counseling. And closer to home, he is a full member of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles, and a Board member of our local chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
David Jung McGarva, Ph.D., LMFT LPCC
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