Dr. Simonsen has been helping people in crisis for 18 years. As a licensed Couples & Family Therapist and Ph.D. in Psychology he is sought after by people to help in times of trouble. These years of work have given him a unique perspective on why people do what they do, how to work together more effectively and how to live happily in a big family.
Dr. Simonsen has a variety of speaking ideas he can bring to any event you may have
- The "how to's " of communication
- Your teen is really not crazy
- Problem solving with anyone
- Parenting Skills
- How your parenting backfires
- Depression and anxiety disorders
- Down Syndrome and the power of relationship
- What's your "thing"
- Why adoption?
- Why you matter!
- Compassion Fatigue
- What kind of heart do you have?
Any of these topics can be tailored to your specific event. You can also suggest a topic and he will let you know if it is possible. Dr. Simonsen has been married 23 years and has 7 children. He has 2 children with down syndrome one biological and one adopted. When he is not speaking he can be found working with families to help them manage the daily challenges we all face at times.
Doc David is the co-author of "When Parenting Backfires" a one of a kind book that talks about the why's of parent thinking errors.