Dr. David Hauser feels that the optimal therapeutic approach with any client must be tailored to the needs of the particular individual and/or client system. Therapy should be approachable and create an environment of acceptance and self-love. In understanding human behavior, it is not so much about “good” or “bad” behavior, but trying to understand why we do what we do and to make sure one’s behaviors are constructive for the individual and his/her relationships.
Dr. Hauser believes that healing relationships, with others and with one’s self, is the core ingredient for change in therapy. He draws from a rich and diverse set of empirically informed and integrative tools and approaches to help clients, including (but not limited to): family/systems therapy, humanistic psychology, psychodynamics, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
For more than a decade now Dr. Hauser has amassed significant clinical experience and training in working with clients across the lifespan and with a diverse range of clinical problems. He has robust amount clinical experience with adults in transition, children and adolescents (including family therapy where helpful), couples, as well as young adults attempting to launch more fully into adulthood.
Previous to opening this practice, Dr. Hauser had a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. He taught most recently in the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program at Northwestern, along with prior teaching experiences at Loyola University, Purdue University, and Arizona State University. He continues to be a supervisor to training therapists at Northwestern.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Northwestern University
B.A. in Psychology and Minor in Religion, George Washington University
Life stage transitions, Depression/Mood/anxiety disorders, Child/adolescent challenges and behavioral concerns, Couples- communication, conflict, intimacy; Men’s issues, Parenting and co-parenting, Transition to parenthood, Family therapy (including remarriage/blended families), Stress management, Work/life balance, and Spirituality/religion