Candace David, MA, LPC, LCDC
PASSION Life can be incredibly overwhelming sometimes. Things don’t always work out as planned. Relationships begin and end. It’s hard enough dealing with the ups and downs of life. it becomes even harder when you throw in depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or an eating disorder.
Let’s talk about the things that don’t come up in normal conversation. Not everyone can handle the harsh struggles of reality, but my office is a safe space to talk about them. And let’s not only talk about them. Let’s get down to the root of the problem and face that head on. There is always still opportunity to start doing things differently and begin living the life you truly want. After our sessions, I want you to walk away feeling:
Heard. So often we talk to people, but don’t feel like they are actually listening.
Challenged. It’s not always enough just to be validated, but to also have someone who can point out areas where we can improve and make changes.
Hopeful. It can be so easy to get stuck in a hole and feel like there is no way out. I would love the privilege of empowering you to climb your way out and move onto bigger and better things.
EXPERTISE I have been passionately serving in the counseling profession for the past 4 years
adolescents, teens, and adults through individual, family, and group therapy
people and their families struggling with eating disorders and/or substance use
individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, depression, relationships, and/or parenting struggles.
My experience comes from serving individuals suffering from eating disorders in intermediate levels of care, such as Residential (RTC), Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and outpatient level of care. I have also served teens and their families struggling with suicide and risky teen behaviors in the PHP, IOP, and outpatient levels of care. For a more comprehensive list and explanation of my specialties, click on the “Services” tab above.
EDUCATION I earned my BS in Psychology at Texas Woman’s University and my MA in Clinical Psychology at University of Houston Clear Lake. In my graduate studies, I was trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
PAYMENT I accept private pay and can provide a super-bill for you to submit to insurance for reimbursement through out of network benefits.
OFFICE LOCATION 1702 N Collins Blvd, Suite 190, Richardson, TX 75080
I watch The Office everyday. I listen to it while doing administrative work and can picture every scene simply by hearing the words. It’s my absolute favorite tv show.
I can’t do a cartwheel (I even got individual lessons for it gymnastics!)