Dr. David Simonsen

Dr. David Simonsen

Creative Solutions

Creative Solutions for everyday problems

Helping people figure out relationships an teamwork with humor and truth. Dr. Simonsen will bring smiles, information and empowerment to any event you may have.

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Travels from Seattle, WA

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Dr. David Simonsen
Dr. David Simonsen - Motivational Speaker

Creative Solutions

Creative Solutions for everyday problems

Helping people figure out relationships an teamwork with humor and truth. Dr. Simonsen will bring smiles, information and empowerment to any event you may have.

Fee Range: Varies
Travels from Seattle, WA

Dr. David Simonsen - Motivational Speaker

Dr. David Simonsen

Creative Solutions

Creative Solutions for everyday problems

Helping people figure out relationships an teamwork with humor and truth. Dr. Simonsen will bring smiles, information and empowerment to any event you may have.

Fee Range: Varies
Travels from: Seattle, WA

For more information about booking Dr. David Simonsen,
Visit http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/DavidSimonsen/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Blog Postings

Do you know a people pleaser?

Every day we interact with people with a variety of personality issues. Sometimes we recognize these issues and put names to them; codependent, enmeshed, addicted, loner, passive-aggressive. These behavior patterns are ones that we mostly know about and even how to deal with. One common behavior pattern I often see is the people pleaser. They are often easy to spot in behavior, but can be challenging to define with words. I can say for certain I am not a people pleaser. I know a few people...

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Signs of a Toxic Person

     We all run across people in our lives that focus on more negative things than positive. Sometimes these people are so toxic in how they behave it’s often best to avoid them.I recently had a conversation with a family member where they pointed out three things I had done to hurt them. I let them know the reasons that these things happened as well as made an attempt to make things right with them. Since I believed we were having a productive conversation I pointed out some things that I had...

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Why do Pre-marital counseling?

In our “have it now society” people often think that immediately living together and then simply getting married is good enough to make it long term. Some even think why marry?  What is often misunderstood is that baggage from ones past that doesn’t get dealt with will cause problems on down the line. When I talk with a couple thinking about marriage or even living together, I always encourage that they seek out a competent therapist to help deal with any potential issues. There are several...

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You are the burden, not my kid...

I willbe clear about it from the start. I have two children with Down syndrome. A biological 5 year old and an adopted 4 year old. I've read many articles about special needs..."5 things a mom of aspecialneeds kid wants you to know"...:what it really means when your kid is special needs"..."This mom doesn't want your pity". Iwas compelled to writethis postto address some comments I've seen recently that a few people have written. When the topic of Downsyndrome comes up I see an inevitablecomment...

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When Parenting Backfires

     We as parents want to be the best that we can be when we parent our children. The problem is that we often have a lot of baggage from our past that make parenting difficult and we don’t even know it.        Parenting books are written over and over and give formulas on how to do things differently…do this….then this…and then this should happen. These books don’t take into account the attitude, personality and temperament of the child being parented.       “When Parenting Backfires”, doesn’t...

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Keep your friends close

         In my professional career I am often asked what to do in certain relationship situations. These questions usually relate to the hows and whys of relationships. The relationship run the gamut. Husband/wife…father/son….mother/daughter.        Over and over again I see parents who think they are clued in to their children, but usually aren’t. They are distant, too close or simply don’t seem to care what it going on in their child’s life. When asked, I really try to clue these parents in...

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Men and Counseling

         “We need to go talk to someone…” “…this has gone on too long we need help…” Men often dread these words. We are the masters of our domain, we don’t ask people for directions let alone how to do a relationship. This is the response many wives will get when they ask their husband to go to counseling.           There are, generally speaking, two types of people that call me when couples counseling is needed. A wife who is seeking it out because she is worried about the state of her...

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She needs clear consequences.

  Question:      I don’t know what I should do? My 14-year-old daughter was arrested for stealing a car tonight.  She said she had no knowledge of the car being stolen. I believe her about that but she still lied about whom she was going to be with.  She told me her friend (one I have met a few times) sister was going to pick her up and take my daughter and her friend to a movie and I would pick them up. She was picked up at 730pm. I see the car actually pull up, and it was the same car she was...

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7 Things to do when you find your kid's drugs.

    So….you’re cleaning your kids room after asking them for the 7th time to do it. While you’re doing it you run across some type of alcohol or drug. You’re shocked at first and then some denial comes in…then you’re angry. Figuring out a good way to handle it can be the difference between building a stronger relationship with your child or creating an even bigger rift in your relationship with them. Here are several things to remember when you have to deal with this situation.   You are not...

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Oh No...It's the Mother-in-law

When you get married you are instantly propelled into a relationship that can sometimes be wonderful, but for many brides is horrible. What is it? It’s the mother-in-law relationship. Over and over people don’t seem to understand why this relationship can be one of the most difficult relationships you will have in your married life. Like many things in life the better informed you are the better you can handle things. There are things you need to know about a mother-in-law. He was hers first She...

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