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David Squire, LCSW

David Squire, LCSW

he/him

Licensed in CA #17752
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, Health Net/MHN, Anthem Blue Cross
I partner with clients to create a treatment plan that helps them become increasingly self-accepting, hopeful, and empowered.

My Therapy Style

In 37 years as a practicing clinician, I've developed an ability to quickly ascertain underlying problems that generate unwanted symptoms. I use an eclectic style and a variety of therapies and techniques that meet the needs and preferences of my clients. I work to create a safe and supportive environment that fosters exploration and positive change. I start by processing at the conscious level and then work at the physiological level to facilitate mind-body healing that can stand the test of time. I partner with clients to create a treatment plan that helps them become increasingly self-accepting, hopeful, and empowered.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, San Diego State University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional for many reasons, some I didn't discover until later in life. From a very young age, I've cared about people, been sensitive to their suffering, and wanted to help them feel better. In the past, I've also had my own problems but didn't have the help I needed to learn from and resolve them until later in life. I also have a kind and safe nature that helps people feel safe with me and open to exploring what's going on with them. Later, when I didn't know what career I should pursue, I worked with a therapist and took a career assessment that said I would do well becoming a social worker. I looked into this and wanted to become a psychotherapist who could have my own practice helping people. Over time, I experienced the success and good feelings that came with helping others find relief, hope, and purpose in their own lives. The rest is history.

What are your interests outside of work?

Animals, nature, having fun, developing healthy friendships, travel, adventure, bicycling, hiking, cars, among other things.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Exercise. I work out every day and this helps me in so many ways.

What book have you read more than once?

The Loving Parent Guidebook. This is an inner reparenting book that never gets old and helps me in so many ways. It helps me heal the wounded parts of myself by teaching me how to be compassionate with myself and how to meet my own needs so I can experience a greater sense of safety, trust, and connection.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (A.S.P.C.A.). Animal behavior fascinates me and I have a particular interest and love for animals and their welfare.

How do you recharge?

Walking in nature, hanging out with friends, creating space, and spending silent time with myself to see what comes up.

Do you have any pets?

I have two Cornish Rex cat brothers, Rabble and Rouser. This breed of cat is referred to as the Greyhounds of the cat world because they always want to be near me. They also run to meet me at the door when I come in and out. The Cornish Rex is an exotic-looking breed that only has the first layer of fur (cats can have 3). Their coats feel very soft, like a chamois. Anyway, I called them Rabble and Rouser because my father called me a Rabble-Rouser growing up!