A more in-depth version of David’s story can be found at the bottom of the page.
Nickname: David StarrTouch
Inner-Work : I grew up in an alcoholic family and developed C-PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Self Disorder). My greatest accomplishment in my life is that I reached a special place and have forgiven my family and continually face my issues when they come up. My clients often note how calm I am and notice that I walk the talk and use my own teachings when life throws heavy challenges or potential traumas my way. Now I continually build and expand my wheelhouse of tools to help others.
Specialty: Transition Specialist.
Discrete problems & working with high profile clients, general life Issues, Highly Sensitive People (HSP’s), divorce, disaster mental health, high stress situations and environment, legal challenges, loss, trauma, natural disasters, etc.
I am highly skilled at holding space in the moment, helping my clients ease their minds, reduce anxiety, calm their heart, focus their energies and maximize their efforts. In short, I partner with my clients to create hope in darkness and create an opportunity in the face of adversity.
Work Philosophy: My services are meant to help you get through your challenges so that you can achieve and succeed with all that you want in life. While it is true that I have some unique talents and gifts that I am unable to teach my clients. I have developed very simple and easy to use tips, tricks and tools to easily shift and create sustainable change. The Survivor To Hero™ philosophy is founded in teaching resilience to clients so that they can reach out when they need help and employ my services when they WANT them. We focus on Win/Win situations based off wants over needs. When partnering with my clients in the initial agreements my intention is to help you get what you want and we will both collaborate to make sure that it also addresses what you need.
My core belief is that Survivors are the next Heroes of the world, and I am here to help you realize your potential and become that hero!
- B.S. Double Major: Psychology and Communication Studies
- M.A. Community Counseling
- Institute for Professional Excellence Coaching (IPEC)
- Hot Yoga USA (Washington, D.C.)
- National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
- Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)