David James Palaia

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CPT

Verified by Psychology Today
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David James Palaia

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CPT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Palaia Professional Counseling
58 Vine St.
Suite 206
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
(205) 476-0212
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Nashville, TN 37206
(205) 476-0212
Announcement icon I am seeing clients in the office provided they are vaccinated, or wear a mask. I have been vaccinated. I also do appointments by Zoom.

About

Most people come to therapy knowing that they have something they would like to address. It is my job to help you develop new ways of thinking and being, so that you can get beyond whatever is holding you back in your life. I use an integrative, wholistic approach which draws on the many disciplines in which I have training. Whether you enter therapy wanting to deal with anxiety, past trauma, or addiction, or you just want to function better in daily life, together we can work to meet your goals.
I have spent my career training in research based techniques. It is important to me that I have knowledge to help that is grounded in evidence. Whether you are coming in with relationship problems, or you just need better coping skills, I have learned strategies and techniques that have been widely studied and shown to be effective. Visit my website for info
I know reaching out for help is hard when you're hurting. My hope is to build trust with you right from the start. One way you will experience this is that I answer my own phone and return communication promptly. If you’re unsure what to do, please don’t hesitate to reach out. If I can’t help, I would be glad to try to direct you to someone who can.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • License: Alabama / 3078
  • School: Montana State University
  • Year Graduated: 2008

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NBCC / National Certified Counselor
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Certificate: National Academy of Sports Medicine / Certified Trainer & Nutrition Coach
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Location

Palaia Professional Counseling
58 Vine St.
Suite 206
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
(205) 476-0212
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Nashville, TN 37206
(205) 476-0212
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Fitness and Eating Habits
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Health and Wellness
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Substance Use
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021
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David James Palaia

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CPT