I have been working in the field of counseling for over 20 years. Prior to that, I was a pastor for family and youth.  Based on years of practice and working with people, I know and believe that at the core of who we are is the fact we are made to experience deep and intimate relationship.  My desire is to see people who I work with grow towards wholeness and all that it encompasses from the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and the physical. Growth typically comes regardless of how difficult that journey may be.  As people are made and created in the image of God, I approach my counseling from a Christian perspective.  However, I welcome anyone regardless of their belief and I am committed to their growth and healing.  

I especially gravitate toward family and couples/individual counseling along with adolescents and their myriad of issues.  I have spent considerable time working with adolescents who are high-risk due to drug and mental health issues.

Areas of concentration include:

  • Family Issues
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • At Risk Teens
  • Identity/Self-Esteem
  • Marital and Premarital Counseling
  • Men’s Issues
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Teen Depression/Anxiety/Mood Disorder
  • EMDR
  • Adolescent Obesity

Treatment Orientation:

  • Attachment-based
  • Christian-based
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family/Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational

Forms For Dave

New Client Intake Forms:
Prior to your first counseling or coaching session, please print the following forms (Choose either Adult Forms or the Minor forms if the client is under 18 years old). Please fill out and bring them to your first session (to save time during your visit). If you are a couple coming for counseling, you will each need to fill out one of the Interview Form for Adults, these are the last 4 pages of the Adult forms

Dave Cartwright Adult FormsAge 18+ Dave Cartwright Minor FormsHigh School/Middle School AgedDave Cartwright Minor FormsElementary/Preschool Aged