INTERVIEW WITH SAGE CENTER ATLANTA Licensed Professional Counselor, David Webber.
For the month of March our Sage Spotlight is, Licensed Professional Counselor, David Webber.
David Webber graduated with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. David has worked with Sage Center since 2016, as an intern, Masters-level counselor, and now as a Licensed Professional Counselor. David provides counseling for adults, adolescents, and families with a variety of challenges from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
Question and Answer Session with David Webber
Q: What are your strengths as a therapist? What do your clients need to know about you?
A: I think I'm great at building a strong therapeutic relationship. I'm also pretty good at connecting present day stresses to childhood trauma (psychoanalytic psychotherapy). I believe that self love is the most powerful tool that we have. I believe that negative self talk is just as powerful (and destructive). I believe that our greatest strength is our willingness to be vulnerable and the courage to be imperfect.
Q: What did your journey to becoming a counselor look like?
A: I don't think I chose therapy, I think therapy chose me. As I look back over my life I am able to see that all of the tiny decisions I made along the way were preparing me for this moment. My mistakes and failures were not mistakes after all; they prepared me to be more empathic and kind, compassionate and understanding.
Q: Did you always know counseling was the path for you?
A:No! I wanted to play in the NBA for 10 years and eventually become a teacher. This didn't happen which caused me depression for some time. I didn't have a moment where I knew therapy is what I wanted to do. For many of you, there won't be an epiphany moment in which you become who you've always been. Our purpose is not always revealed at once, rather it's more like a jigsaw puzzle; the picture gets clearer and clearer over time.
Q: What is your relationship like with your clients?
A: I have an honest and caring relationship with my clients. I always lead with compassion.
Want to know more about David? On Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM Sage Center Atlanta will be launching our very first video interview, follow our Facebook and Instagram, @SageCenterAtlanta, for more details and updates about our upcoming interviews and blog posts.
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If you or a loved one would like to reach out to David Webber, LPC, or another Sage Center Atlanta therapist you can contact us via phone or email.
Phone: 404-419-6221 or Email: info@SageCenterAtlanta.com
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Amber Amick, APC, NCC, Professional School Counselor, serves as the Director of Marketing and PR for Sage Center Atlanta. Amber is a practicing Sage Center Atlanta clinician and school counselor in the Metro Atlanta area. Amber is under the supervision of Sage Center Atlanta co-founder, Pegge Riley, LPC, CPCS and the direction of Sage Center Atlanta co-founder, Angela Wacht, LPC, NCC.