David Cox, PhD, Counselor in Gainesville
I work with men, women, students, and couples. My master's focus was in student mental health and my PhD internship was focused on general mental health and trauma. I treat anxiety disorders, use EMDR, and help manage adjustment disorders and depression. My approach to therapy is client centered. I treat the whole person, not just a symptom profile of the person. Results from my work include symptom reduction and clients feeling more confident and focused. Clients also report not feeling so tied up internally, thus freeing them to be more alive and present, thus increasing quality of life experience.
I treat anxiety disorders related to relationship issues, separation anxiety, test taking anxiety, public speaking anxiety, phobias, and general anxiety and worry. I also treat PTSD, panic disorders, OCD, and social anxiety. I work from a perspective that is focused and strategic, combining principles of systems theory, cognitive theory and EMDR.
I have a medical background and three graduate degrees in counseling, mental health and psychology. I bring a wide range of experience to help my clients feel better. I am also trained in EMDR, an efective treatment for anxiety disorders and trauma.
Call David Cox for a free phone consultation now - (352) 378-3000


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of Florida
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License No. and State: MH7353 Florida


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • All insurance billed as out of network
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Humana
  • I can bill insurance for you
  • New Directions
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Weight Loss

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • EMDR
  • EMDR for stress, anxiety
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2017
David Cox, PhD, Counselor in Gainesville

David Cox

Counselor, PhD