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David Bedford Psychotherapy, LMHC, LADC

David Bedford is a licensed mental health counselor practicing in Florida. He provides mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy to adults experiencing a variety of mental health issues. He works with depression, anxiety, impulsivity, substance abuse, and more.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    <$80
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Florida
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“I believe in imbuing the counseling experience with compassion, dignity, and respect for a person’s individuality and lifestyle.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist began in high school where I developed an interest in the human and social sciences. I majored in psychology as an undergraduate student where I continued developing my interest. I chose to become a mental health counselor as opposed to a psychologist because I find the idea of being a guide rather than an expert more congruent with my values and professional goals.
What should someone know about working with you?
The work I carry out with an individual will begin with an assessment of presenting needs and issues interfering with functioning. I will typically conduct a formal assessment in our first session but I believe that assessment carries on throughout the entire therapeutic process. I like to assign homework if there is a need to reinforce certain skill ideas or concepts. I do not believe in assigning work if it is not helpful or relevant. I enjoy working with adult clients of varying motivation levels, as I believe that every individual is at their respective stage of change.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am an avid reader and am typically reading at least two books related to psychological theory and practice at any given time. My current interests are in trauma, borderline personality disorder, and chronic depression. I am part of a DBT consultation team, which offers me the opportunity to receive support and guidance from other trained professionals in the field.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe in imbuing the counseling experience with compassion, dignity, and respect for a person’s individuality and lifestyle. My approach is founded on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (MBCT). As such, I aim to identify and implement practical, skill-based solutions that are rooted in mindfulness to help a person achieve their treatment goals.
“I aim to identify and implement practical, skill-based solutions that are rooted in mindfulness to help a person achieve their treatment goals.”
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