• David J. Dean, MSW

    Doctoral Psychology Resident


Doctoral Psychology Resident

Currently completing dissertation for PsyD in Counseling Psychology
Carlow University

Master of Social Work
Youngstown State University

Bachelor of Arts (Major: Psychology, Minors: Gender Studies & Spanish)
Westminster College

Professional History
Previously employed by New Wilmington Child & Family Counseling and Gateway Rehabilitation Center.


  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Children (age 10+)
  • LGBTQ+

Professional Objectives
“I address all issues from the perspective of a person’s environment. We all exist in the context of a family, a community and a culture. In therapy we often find that there is nothing wrong with us, depression, anxiety, etc., are not innate dysfunctions but rather result from conflict that arises in our environment. I like to help individuals, couples and families learn about these environments to better navigate them as well as learn about themselves and what it means to be who they are in the context of their environment. I work with families and couples of all kinds – married, unmarried, children, no children, same sex, opposite sex, or polyamorous. This is a safe and judgement-free space.”

Theoretical Orientation
“Feminist Therapy – Understanding how people relate to themselves, one another, and the word around them within the context of a society’s values and expectations. Social expectations may support/uplift some aspects of a person’s identity while shaming/oppressing other aspects of a person’s identity. The goal of feminist therapy is for each person to live authentically for themselves and effectively within society. Feminist Therapy is informed by an array of other theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.”

Certificates/Special Training

  • Additional training in LGBTQ+ issues
  • Autism

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • NASW


  • Cultural Competency Trainings

PsyCare Office(s) Served

  • Liberty
  • East Liverpool