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David Turner, Graduate Student Intern

I have been studying to become a clinical mental health therapist for four years at Oakland University where I have gained knowledge in various subjects such as Family Systems, Addictions, Career Development, and Group Therapy. I receive weekly supervision from a fully licensed clinician at Giesken Counseling to ensure the quality of therapy services I provide to every individual. 

I have experience working with a range of psychological and emotional concerns, including anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ challenges, life transitions, and low self-esteem. I'm familiar with evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing. I approach my work with a trauma-informed approach to care.

I use a person-centered approach to therapy and work collaboratively with each individual, utilizing their unique values to achieve worthwhile goals. Whether they have a clear idea of their goals or need to process stressful life events, I'm eager to help anyone work on becoming the best version of themselves.

 “Life is a journey, not a destination” 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson 


  • Clarkston, MI
  • In-person and Online (Virtual) Counseling


  • Teens (14+), Young Adults, Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA+ Challenges
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Self-Esteem

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Medicaid (BCC, McLaren)

Let's start working together!

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