Therapist Profile

David A. Resnikoff, MSW
Professional Title:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
550 Water St. E-2 Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4130
(831) 471-5167
Po Box 514 Santa Cruz, CA 95061-0514
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
My clinical social work practice is guided by my undergraduate training in cultural anthropology and the transcultural generalist focus of my social work education. I believe in the powerful affects of culture on each person’s worldview. I enjoy learning about each person’s unique life story and feel very lucky to witness the positive changes people can make in their lives. I use focused cognitive behavioral approaches to help people improve their mood and anxiety, to address experiences of trauma, and to deal with the challenges that life can bring. In my work with people using substances I employ a transtheoreitcal perspective and provide interventions appropriate to the person’s readiness for change. I believe therapy should be solution focused and based upon enhancing motivation for positive change that reduces the harm caused by the use of substances. As a clinical supervisor I employ a systems approach that is based upon supporting the development of the supervisee’s case formulation and diagnostic skills, the development of a clear understanding of the legal and ethical duties of the profession, and in development as a professional social worker/psychotherapist.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Call for current schedule of office hours.
Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Clinical Supervision
No Insurance Accepted, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


San Jose State University (SJSU) - Masters of Social Work (MSW) 2005 University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) – BA Cultural Anthropology 2000

Area of Specialty

Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Persons With Disabilities
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Terminally Ill


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Santa Clara University Certificate of Advanced Psychotherapy Theory December 2012 NASW Clinical Supervision Training 2011 Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD - Clinical Training Program June 2009 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA-BBS) LCS# 24867 June 2008 Family Development Credential (FDC# 649-41304) April 2004
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