David Crouthers, LCSW

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Counseling Approach

I strive to develop a rapport with clients that will allow the client to make progress on the goals that we’ve established in our sessions.  Being empathetic, compassionate, and truly listening to clients, I work to build a trusting relationship.  Clients and I collaborate to create a plan for counseling and develop strategies to overcoming unique challenges.  Clients find that I mix humor, solution-focused techniques, and motivation-building strategies to make progress towards their goals.  I am experienced in a variety of counseling techniques, but I draw most heavily on Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-Focused Strategies as well as Motivational Interviewing techniques.

 

Biography

Currently, I work both in private practice and as a school social worker at a local high-school.  In the office setting, I offer counseling to clients with a variety of challenges and barriers to living a happy, fulfilled life.  As a school social worker, I provide crisis intervention; anger management and self-regulation classes; and brief counseling for students and their families. 

Prior to working for a school district, I was an academic advisor at SIUE in the Athletics department.  During my time with SIUE, I worked with student-athletes and coaches to develop academic plans as well as provide and organize support services to help student-athletes meet the challenges of balancing academics, athletics, and life.  

After SIUE I spent 2 years as an Area Director for Special Olympics Illinois.  Following a passion to help individuals with disabilities that was inspired by my wife, I oversaw all Special Olympics Illinois related activities in a 6 county area in Southwestern Illinois.  

I attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master in Sports Management and a Master in Social Work.  I was honored by receiving the MSW Graduate Student of the Year award from the Department of Social Work.  I was a former student-athlete at SIUE playing baseball for 3 years prior to being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2001. 

Contact

Phone: 618-248-2040 x16

Email: david@radzomcounseling.com

Location: Edwardsville

AGES SEEN

  • Children (11-12)
  • Teens  (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)

Areas of Focus

  • ADHD
  • Adolescents / Pre-teens
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College Students
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQ
  • Mood Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Self-Esteem / Confidence
  • Self-Harm / Mutilation
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma

Professional Experience

  • Outpatient counseling in private practice setting with adolescent and adult individuals as well as families.
  • School social worker providing crisis intervention, anger management and self-regulation classes, and brief counseling.  
  • College guidance counselor developing academic plans and organizing support services.

Education and Credentials

  • L.C.S.W. in Illinois (What's This?)

  • M.S.W. from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

  • M.S. in Sports Management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

  • B.A. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville