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

TELEHEALTH

Dave offers telehealth (in addition to in-person) appointments.  To start a scheduled telehealth appointment, click the button below.

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