David Palaia

Palaia Professional Counseling PC
58 Vine Street Suite 206
Mountain Brook, Alabama 35213
(205) 802-1855
david@talkwithdavid.com

Treatment Approach

David's approach can best be described as holistic, client-centered, and integrative. This approach allows for use of various different techniques tailored to suit the needs of any issues that persons come to therapy wishing to address. Some methods used include cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, mindfulness, visualization, and relaxation. David’s practice is inclusive of all persons, and he does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation. David honors the codes of ethics of the American Counseling Association, the National Board of Certified Counselors, and the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling.

He holds a master's degree in health and human development with a specialization in mental health counseling. He is licensed as a professional counselor through the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling. David also holds licenses as a professional counselor in the state of Tennessee and addictions counseling in the state of Montana. He is nationally board certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Though David’s practice is general in scope, but he has special training in working with addiction, chronic pain, trauma, loss, pathological gambling, and interventions. David has received Level I and Level II training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy as well as auricular acupuncture, and he is a member of the Alabama Counseling Association, The American Mental Health Counselors Association, and The American Academy of Pain Management.   

“We can never obtain peace in our outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” –The Dalai Lama