Dr. David Carter
PhD, LIMHP, LCPC
David has over 25 years of experience as a professional counselor in private practice. He received his Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from the University of Nebraska. David is a Professor Ameritus at the University of Nebraska where he served in some educational capacity for over 33 years in the Clinical Counseling program, the last being Department Chair. David is a professor in Mid-America Nazarene University's Graduate Counselor Education Department. He formerly served as the president of the Nebraska Counseling Association and is a member of the American Counseling Association. David is trained in Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Level II trained in the Gottman Method for couples therapy.
David believes all individuals have value and possess the capacity for personal growth and positive change. He explores how childhood experiences and beliefs have shaped individual's personality and influenced their thinking and behaviors as adults. David's analysis of these internal interactions incites understanding of how repeated interactional patterns that were advantageous in childhood, prove undesirable or disadvantageous in adulthood. He challenges and instructs individuals on adjusting these interactions to align with their true life goals. He combines this approach with Gottman strategies, to help couples understand how their current interactions tend to undermine their relationships goals, and he teaches interactional patterns that help couples create healthier relationships.
David is currently offering on-line video sessions for clients residing in Nebraska and Kansas.