Dave Dunn, Master’s
Degree Candidate,
Intern

Dave Dunn, Master’s Degree Candidate, Intern

1. One of my favorite childhood memories is . . .

Cross country skiing with my family.  I love skiing and being outdoors and this was an activity that we all enjoyed together.

2. I love being a mental health counselor because . . .

I enjoy connecting with other people and find it very rewarding when I am able to be helpful to them. 

3. A life lesson I’ve learned from my clients is . . .

We all have a lot more in common than we think and one of those things is that it is our connections with others that makes life meaningful and enjoyable. 

4. Three words that describe my counseling style are . . .

Empathetic, Curious, and Genuine

5. When I’m not in counseling sessions, you’ll find me . . .

Outdoors – on a trail or in my year

6. Three people who inspire me are . . .

Henry David Thoreau, Albert Einstein, and Bob Dylan

7. A quote that I live by is .  . .

“Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama XIV

8. One thing guaranteed to push me out of my comfort zone is . . .

Singing publicly

9. My best self-care technique is . . .

Spending time outdoors.

10. This is how I found counseling and how counseling found me . . .

I have been interested in mental health and how human brains work for a long time.  I have friends who are counselors and found myself becoming increasingly jealous of their jobs. 

11. One thing I could not live without is . . .

My family.

12. If I were to tell a friend about mental health counseling, I would say . . .

We spend time with and pay professionals (doctors, teachers, coaches, etc.) to help us with almost every part of our lives.  Why not invest in our mental health, which impacts everything else we do?

13. The approaches I draw from in my counseling practice are . . .

Client-centered and DBT

14. Clients that challenge me the most have this in common . . .

They are not invested in change