David holds a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Marriage and Family Counseling and is licensed in Idaho as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT-3239). He is a Clinical Member and an Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy. He is qualified to offer individual, couple and family therapy.
David has over 30 years of experience in providing respectful, empowering, change-focused therapy for a wide variety of problems. He has consistently helped clients improve or resolve individual problems such as depression, anxiety, past or present abuse, low self-esteem, boundary issues, angry reactions, lack of self-care, difficulty with assertiveness, and distress over losses. He has worked effectively to help couples improve problems with closeness, lack of common interests, lack of communication, conflicted communication, navigating the challenges of the family life cycle, acceptance of differences, and honoring each other’s life dreams.
David strongly believes that therapy can be, and usually is, beneficial for clients. Research shows that average treated clients are better off than 80% of average untreated clients.
David strongly believes that therapy can be, and usually is, beneficial for clients. Research shows that average treated clients are better off than 80% of average untreated clients. Since client change is enhanced in collaborative therapy, David works hard to ensure the “client voice” is heard and respected. He uses evidence-based interventions as much as possible to facilitate client change. Many of these interventions come from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, and the marital research of Dr. John Gottman. David’s desire is to help clients solve their problem(s) as quickly as possible.
David invites you to visit with him at a new, comfortable, private, handicapped-accessible office in downtown Meridian. His schedule is flexible, with both day time and evening appointments available. You can typically see David within 48 hours after booking an appointment.
For those who prefer self-pay, Dr. Pearson offers reasonable rates.
Currently, David is credentialed as a provider for:
An/Brightpath; APS; Bloomquist-Hale; Blue Cross; Business Psychology Associates, CAQH, Carolinas HealthCare; ComPsych; Coventry; EAP Consultants; Horizon; Humana/Choicecare; LifySynch; Magellan; Managed Health Network; Mental Health Net; Military One Source; Pacific Source; RBH; Regency Blue Shield; Simplot PPO; and ValueOptions
He is not currently a provider for:
Ceridian; Cigna; DakotaCare; Medicaid; nor Medicare
Shane is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Idaho and has worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups of a variety of ages since 2004. Shane holds a Master’s of School Counseling degree from Boise State University and has provided services in community mental health and non-profit agencies. Shane is also an Idaho State-approved clinical supervisor. Shane maintains a general practice covering a wide range of mental-health-related issues. He has additional training and experience in areas including grief and loss, depression, anger issues, relationship concerns including communication, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety and worry, including panic and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, parenting, men’s issues, and stage of life changes.
Shane’s therapeutic approach is client-centered, placing an emphasis on the partnership between the counselor and client to achieve client goals of personal change or improved coping abilities.
Shane’s therapeutic approach is client-centered, placing an emphasis on the partnership between the counselor and client to achieve client goals of personal change or improved coping abilities. He also believes that the link between what a person thinks and how that person acts is an important focus in this partnership. He integrates techniques from a variety of treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Shane emphasizes client self-care, humor, encouragement of existing strengths and skills, and the learning of more effective communication with others.