David Max is a clinical psychologist (PSY 12368) who has worked with individuals, couples, and families for more than 20 years. He offers brief solution-focused and longer-term psychotherapy emphasizing a safe and effective therapeutic relationship.

Individuals: Overcoming depression, anxiety, stress, grief, and problematic patterns in work and relationships. Live more with a sense of inner strength.

Couples: Develop and sustain healthy relationships by improving communication, resolving conflicts, removing barriers to intimacy and changing destructive relationship patterns.

Families: Develop effective parenting skills aimed at managing problem behaviors, improving communication and creating a supportive relationship with children and adolescents.

Meditators: Support and guidance in integrating insights and openings that come through practice. Help in loosening the grip of conditioned personality dynamics to facilitate living more fully from a place of awareness

David's varied/integrated clinical training includes: Psychodynamic, Cognitive/Behavioral, Family Systems, Somatic, and Student of Adyashanti and of Hameed Ali (A.H. Almaas) and the Ridhwan School for Spiritual Development.

He also offers hypnotherapy for habit control, stress reduction and improved performance, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) — a brief therapy technique for the relief of symptoms caused by traumatic life experiences.

Berkeley Office

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Intake form
Consent for therapy

For your privacy, please do not email completed forms. My intake form is quite long. You will probably need close to an hour to complete it. When thoroughly filled out, it provides me with valuable information, and saves you time in session. Please fill out as much as possible and bring it with you to our first meeting.

We will also sign the consent and HIPAA forms at our first meeting. Feel free to print them and bring them with you or sign the ones I provide when we meet.

San Franciscio Office

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