© David C Mathis, Ed.D. Since 2001, All rights reserved
1134 Dow Street
This being human can be messy but it is in difficult times that substantial personal growth can occur. I never lose sight of the personal story. My personal and professional ethics place utmost importance on the value of each person's dignity. You can expect to be treated with respect and free from judgment and discrimination. Whether individually or as a couple, I would be honored to offer my assistance in a non-
As in my clinical training, professional practice must be guided by sound scientific research and findings. My doctoral dissertation research studied the relationship of personality factors on marital distress. I have maintained and expanded my interest in understanding and helping couples to resolve problems that arise as well as helping them deepen and strengthen their relationship. When couples are struggling it represents the potential to grow. I offer a commitment to help guide the process for respectful and productive communication. Life and love brings challenges. Rather than resort to blaming, you are both needed to be part of the solution. Problems in your relationships may be revealing insecurities and anxieties. Therefore, the individual part of the couple is always part of the process.
I am particularly interested in applying the knowledge of psychology through directly helping clients. Psychotherapy is not merely for the purpose of addressing pain and suffering (although that often occurs). It is in the processing of pain that growth can occur in which we discover our deeper, truer selves. The pain, challenges, “mistakes,” losses, and “illnesses” such as depression, are encounters with our SELF and opportunities for growth and development.
Dr. Mathis was awarded his doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 1992. His training and doctoral internship provided training in general psychological services, substance abuse, psychological evaluations, marital and family therapy and child therapy. He became a Licensed Psychologist that same year and has been practicing in Middle Tennessee since then.
During the course of his practice, Dr. Mathis has served on the board of directors for local and state organization including the Southern Middle Tennessee Children’s Coalition and the Tennessee Psychological Association. He also served on the Board of Psychology for the State of Tennessee Department of Health. He was selected as the Grassroots Psychologist of the Year in 1999 by the Tennessee Psychological Association. He has served as a consulting psychologist for a sleep disorders clinic, a pain management center, and a public school system. He has provided legal and forensic consultation in areas such as divorce and visitation disputes.
“Psychologists are committed to increasing scientific and professional knowledge of behavior and people's understanding of themselves and others and to the use of such knowledge to improve the condition of individuals, organizations and society. Psychologists respect and protect civil and human rights and the central importance of freedom of inquiry and expression in research, teaching, and publication. They strive to help the public in developing informed judgments and choices concerning human behavior.” — Taken from the Preamble of the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, Copyright © 2010 American Psychological Association