David Strand, PhD, CRC

Southcenter Location

Southcenter Location

David Strand, PhD, CRC

Therapy Approach

Welcome! As a rehabilitation psychologist, I focus my efforts on helping clients attain functional levels of independence and full engagement in life.  I practice an integrative therapy approach, most often blending cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy modalities.  Succeeding in the therapeutic process takes commitment, determination, and a thoughtful, individualized approach to addressing the concerns at hand.  It is with this understanding of that I engage with clients. 

During our work together, you can expect to be afforded dignity and treated with honesty and respect.  It is from this foundation that we will begin our work together, and it is that same solid ground that allows us to build personal strength while respecting the autonomy and personal agency of others. 

I also have experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disorders. 

Areas of specialty include:

•          Depression

•          Anxiety

•          Grief and loss

•          Career assessment and counseling

•          Managing workplace stress and interpersonal interactions

•          Adjustment to disability and medical diagnoses

Background

I am a licensed psychologist in Washington. I received my doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and participated in a pre-doctoral internship in Neuropsychology at the Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health in New Jersey, where I provided neuropsychological evaluations and therapy for clients. My post-doctoral work was completed with the Neurology Vocational Services Unit at Harborview Medical Center of Seattle, Washington, where I focused on helping individuals with neurological diagnoses (such as epilepsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis, among others) find and retain meaningful work.