David Crouthers, LCSW
David sees teens, adults and families and assists them in overcoming a variety of challenges. Skilled in many issues, David most frequently provides Sports and Performance Counseling and is adept at counseling both teen and college athletes. David utilizes psychological concepts to strengthen the mental skills of athletes to assist them at performing at an optimal level. He attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master in Sports Management and a Master in Social Work. As a former student-athlete at SIUE and professional athlete with the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs, David knows intimately the challenges an athlete can face.
David is a former student athlete, playing baseball at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he was inducted into the SIUE athletic hall of fame. In 2001 he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles (83rd overall). David spent five seasons between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs and spent two of those seasons on the 40-man active roster.
Currently, David works both in private practice and as a school social worker at a local high-school. Prior to working for the school district, he was an academic advisor at SIUE in the Athletics department. During his time at SIUE, he 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 David spent two years as an Area Director for Special Olympics Illinois where he oversaw all Special Olympics Illinois related activities in a six-county area in Southwestern Illinois.
Areas of Focus (Bold Denotes Special Interest)
Adolescents / Pre-teens
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Self-Esteem / Confidence
Self-Harm / Mutilation
Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and spent 5 Seasons between the Orioles and the Chicago Cubs.
Former Student Athlete at SIUE and member of the SIUE Hall of Fame.
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 to college athletes.
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