Dr. Jerry (Dave) Spriggs, Psy.D.
While people see me for many different reasons, I focus on three primary areas: Relationship Issues, Mood Problems, and Christian Counseling.
I help people with relationship issues, such as marriage counseling and premarital counseling. I use a type of couples therapy that is well-researched known as the Gottman Method. Couples therapy tends to be more challenging than many other forms of therapy and understanding the type of therapy your counselor practices, and whether there is research supporting its effectiveness is important to your success. The Gottman Method focuses on enhancing the friendship in relationships through increasing positive emotion.
Another focus area for me is helping people cope with difficult emotions, such as depression, anxiety, stress, and anger. I generally use a type of therapy known as cognitive-behavioral therapy. This style of treatment focuses on teaching people to change negative thoughts and behaviors that perpetuate mood problems.