David Haralson, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Providing therapy for individuals, children, and families

I speak both English and Spanish fluently and am happy to provide therapy in either or both languages.

I love working with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced trauma or loss, whether that loss is death-related (i.e., the loss of a father) or non-death related (loss of connection, self-esteem, independence, etc.). I also love working with young children, teens, and their family members, helping the entire family to heal. I find that a combination of individual and family therapy (including couple’s therapy) are the most effective – helping both the individual systems (i.e, the nervous system) along with the family system.

Education and experience

I received my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Colorado State University in 2013 and completed my Ph.D. in Medical Family Therapy in 2018. Also in 2018, I completed a rigorous 2-year supervision course, becoming an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.

The therapy approaches I use most often are social, emotional, and symbolic – narrative and solution-focused therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, symbolic-experiential, lifespan integration (LI), and play therapy. I help individuals and families struggling with challenges such as grief, depression, anxiety, low confidence, trauma, social acceptance, pornography addiction, difficulty regulating emotions, parental stress or trauma, communication problems, chronic pain, and medically unexplained symptoms.

About me

I am continually striving to learn more each day as a therapist, being an avid reader and participant of trainings and books related to child development, parenting, couple’s therapy, trauma, self-care, and grief. Personally, I love playing guitar; doing art; writing poetry; playing board, card, and video games; going on walks and hikes; hanging out with friends and family; playing tennis, pickleball, basketball, football, or frisbee golf; traveling; and taking care of my bearded dragon.

David Haralson