David Ragsdale is a graduate of Denver Seminary with post graduate training at the Menninger School of Psychiatry in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has extensive training in solution-focused, system's oriented, cognitive and addiction recovery therapies. He has advance training in such areas as sexual addiction, life coaching, and is certified in EMDR and TeleMentalHeath. David is trained in all the empirically based approaches to Couple's Counseling as well as the Gottman Institute Emotionally Focused Therapy method which empower couples to achieve an intimate high trust relationship. David is a member in good standing with the EMDR International Association and the International Board of Christian Counselors.
David has experience treating the following areas: Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy, Affair Recovery,
Alcoholism, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Career Issues, Caregivers' Issues, Sexual Abuse Victims, Chronic Pain, Co-Dependency, Compulsivity, Depression, Divorce Recovery, Drug Addiction, Emotional Growth and Development, Family Systems, Grief, Identity Issues, Life Management, Leadership Development, Men's Health, Midlife Issues, Organizational Issues, Panic Disorders, Parenting Skills, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Intimacy, Spiritual Growth, and Work Related Stress Management
Dave provides coaching to leaders and the organizations they serve. Dave has served a number of organizations across the country promoting marriage, family, and leadership health. He provides strategic tools for key leaders to effectively manage personal and professional stress as well as Team Coaching which builds healthy culture and high trust relationships. David is a Certified Facilitator in Healthy Congregations, a system’s approach to effective leadership. Through team building and coaching in this model David uses this and other Coaching models that support Pastors and their churches in their pursuit of church wide wellness.
David is also Director of Counseling and Leadership Renewal for Quiet Waters Ministries, a national outreach to Christian leaders providing intensive counseling, training and clergy care to pastors, missionaries and elders. Contact www.qwaters.org for further information.
Coaching is not counseling; nor is it therapy. Coaching, however, is therapeutic; it offers healing in the forward or future tense. Hence, coaching is pragmatic and present/future oriented. It is based on the incredible possibility available to you in the abundance of life and discovering your full potential in your unique sphere of influence. Coaching can be particularly useful at times when important decisions are being made. Coaches are committed to being highly catalytic agents of change for their clients.
The counsel David will provide focuses on the needs of the whole person including the spiritual dimension. Christian Counseling is offered to all of his faith-based clients who desire a closer walk with God and spiritual intimacy with others.