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Dr. david gorton

Profession(s): Marriage and Family Therapist
License/Credential: I am a licensed professional 

About Me & My Practice

I have been in practice for over 35 years with a Ph.D. in psychology and a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have a passion for my work which has only increased over the years. I help people of all ages, including children and adolescents, and with a variety of life's issues.
My approach in helping people is to first learn about you strictly from your point of view, so that I can understand what you are dealing with, so that I can understand your life as it has unfolded. I do want to know about your childhood where much of your early conditioning took place, but it is also important to update to the present, which is where change can take place. I believe in a caring, empathetic approach to you, so that you can feel safe to talk about yourself, knowing that you will be listened to and helped to change in ways you wish to..
I bring much life experience to the therapy. My first profession was law which I practiced for six years. Then I owned and operated my own company (a film production company) and then was hired by a major studio as Director of Business Affairs. After several years I went back to school to earn a Ph.D. in psychology and begin my private practice. Law and business were not my calling---helping people in therapy is. I am also the father of three grown children who have taught me much about life.
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Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Addictions (Drug & Alcohol)
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Stages
  • Loss or Grief
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Trauma and PTSD

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counse
  • Family Therapy
  • Group

Ages I Work With

  • All ages

Languages I Speak

  • English

Therapy Approaches I Use

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches /Also Contemplative Approaches
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Voice Dialogue