Dr. David Gosse

Are you looking for solutions to one or more of these challenges?

  • A bad mood that just won’t go away – and may be getting worse.
  • Worries or fears that are holding you back in life.
  • A relationship difficulty – such as unresolved conflict, lack of connection or difficulty relating to others.
  • A challenge or setback that’s overwhelming you.
  • Or perhaps you have a good life and you just want to take it to the next level, but aren’t sure how to get there.

If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Are You Going Through a Storm in Your Life?

Life can be easy when things are going our way.

Sooner or later, however, we all have to contend with setbacks in life – losses, disappointments, failures, challenges and conflicts.  As the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “Into each life some rain must fall.”

When we’re dealing with mere “rain” in our life – such as occasional challenges – we may be able to cope with it on our own, or with the help of friends and family.

But what do you do when you’re in the middle of your own storm?

It would be nice if life only threw us challenges that we could handle – and gave us time to bounce back before the next one came around – but it doesn’t always work that way.

The storms of life can take many forms.  Some are emotional storms, where you feel battered by difficult moods like depression, hopelessness, anxiety or anger – or a combination of all of them.

You can also experience relationship storms.  You may be caught up in ongoing conflict with someone important to you that you just can’t resolve.  Maybe you don’t fight with your significant other, but you don’t feel any connection with him or her either.  Perhaps you’re dealing with a relationship breakup, divorce or the death of a loved one.  Or maybe you’re struggling with difficulties being in relationships in the first place due to shyness, anxiety or loneliness.

There are also the setbacks and challenges that come up in everyday life.  Job stress, financial struggles and health concerns – just to name a few.  When these difficulties come at you all at once – or hang over you for long periods of time – it can be like gloomy, cloudy weather in your life that doesn’t go away.  In turn, you feel drained, depressed and hopeless.

Perhaps your old ways of handling things aren’t working like they used to, or maybe they are not enough to deal with the challenges that you are facing right now.

You Can Weather the Storm

Despite your best efforts, you may be contending with challenges in your life that you can’t seem to overcome.

The good news is, as stuck as you may feel at this time and place in your life, there is a way out.  You just may need a guide to help you find it.  Or perhaps you know where you need to go, but need a coach to help you take the steps to get there.  Professional counseling can help you get from where you are now to where you want to be in your life.

If you’re open to learning and practicing new skills, you can get through the difficulties you are facing. I can show you how to handle the challenges in your life by teaching you to become your own therapist.

Take Charge of Your Life Today

As a psychologist, my counseling approach helps people going through emotional, relational or behavioral struggles understand why they are stuck and what they can do about it. You can get on with your life and experience greater happiness and fulfillment starting today.

To this end, I have extensive training in medication-free approaches to depression, anxiety, relationship issues and stress – and I’d love to teach them to you.

I specialize in helping my clients overcome the following challenges:

Sadness, discouragement, feelings of worthlessness and loss of motivation and pleasure in life are a few of the hallmarks of depression.  Sometimes depression occurs after a setback in your life, while other times there is no clear trigger.  As painful as it can be, however, depression it is a very treatable condition.

Anxiety can lead to tension, worry, fear and nervousness.  It comes in many forms including chronic worry, fear and panic attacks.  When left unchecked, it can significantly undermine your quality of life. With help, you can regain your confidence and control.

Relationships can be one of the greatest joys in life when they are going well.  At the same time, relationships can be great source of pain when they are troubled by unresolved conflicts, poor communication or lack of connection. Learning the secrets of effective communication can get your difficult relationship back on track.

Sometimes we go through turbulent periods in life, where our level of stress is greater than our ability to cope with it. This, in turn, can lead to all of the problems listed on this page, making our difficult circumstances even worse.  With professional counseling you can get past the struggles you’re going through in this challenging time.

Do you already have a reasonably good life, but just want to make it better? If you aren’t sure how to get from where you are now to where you want to be, personal growth counseling may be for you.

Perhaps you are struggling with one or more of the challenges mentioned above, but want to work with someone who understands your belief system.  Learn new tools that are consistent with your faith to help you get through your hardships.

You Can Learn How to Live the Life You Want

Are you looking to learn real and tangible skills to more effectively address the problems you are facing – rather than just talking about your struggles indefinitely?

Would you like to make changes as quickly as possible so that you can complete treatment and get on with your life, but with a more effective set of tools than you had before?

Are you willing to do the work it takes to make these changes?

It can be hard to admit that you need help to get through the challenges you are facing. It can be even harder to find someone that you trust who has the knowledge and experience needed to help you overcome your difficulties.

To that end, I invite you to explore the rest of my website to learn more about my counseling services – as well as my background, education and training.

Whatever challenges you’re currently facing, you can learn to manage and overcome them with effective, cutting-edge therapy.