Therapist Profile

Name:
David A. Resnikoff, MSW
Professional Title:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
550 Water St. E-2 Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4130
Phone:
(831) 471-5167
Location:
Po Box 514 Santa Cruz, CA 95061-0514
Phone:
License Number
LCSW24687
Practicing Since:
2008
Additional Licenses:
LCSW

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.
Services
Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Clinical Supervision
Insurance
No Insurance Accepted, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
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

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Bi-Polar
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Persons With Disabilities
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Supervision
Terminally Ill

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Systems
Certifications
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
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity

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