My name is Dave and I am a clinical health psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the field.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and served my internship at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
I currently live in Scottsdale, Arizona (licensed psychologist in Arizona) and am on the Medical Staff at Honor Health Medical Center.
Although my clinical interests are broad, I have special training and experience in psychological aspects of chronic illness, including chronic pain and sleep disorders (especially insomnia). Beyond that, I am experienced in treatment of anxiety, depression and chemical dependency. I use motivational interviewing techniques as well, since we all have difficulty getting and staying motivated to make the changes we know we need!
It would be a pleasure to work with you if you believe my profile would be a good fit for you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Hearing Impaired, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ Psychologist PSY-002048
Always does a great job :) appreciate the support!
Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Dave is a very easy person to talk to, he's supportive and understanding. He's been a great help on this path in my life. Thank You!
Written on Nov 13, 2023 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
My therapist is very respectful and listens to me
Written on Oct 13, 2023 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
a very good listener and makes me feel heard and it doesn’t seem like he’s just reading out of some therapy book, he gives real advice
Written on Oct 12, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Dr. Engstrom has been personable and professional. I feel comfortable sharing my concerns and talking through things with him. I appreciate being able to connect here on betterhelp.
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
He is very helpful and responds 24 7 if I ever need something
Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety