Are you stressed, isolated, or just feel kind of blah?
Looking for greater clarity & purpose?
Or maybe you just want someone to process this crazy, wonderful life with.
David Stefan, Ph.D.
Founder of The Come Alive Collaborative
Licensed Professional Counselor
ICF Credentialed Coach
Hello, my name is Dr. Dave Stefan. I’d like to welcome you to the Come Alive Counseling and Coaching Collaborative. I know life can feel overwhelming and confusing (and also hopeful) when you decide to reach out for support.
As someone who has faced significant personal and professional challenges and come out on the other side with a much richer and more grounded sense of who I am and my place in the world, I can understand the range of emotions you might be experiencing.
Throughout my life, I have worked hard at my own mental and emotional well-being. Along with therapy, I have explored and applied practices that have helped me change my irrational beliefs, manage my emotions, and find greater fulfillment in relationships. You can learn more about my journey and background through my "12 Months to Live" and "Gratitude Project" podcast series.
My approach to working with others is informed by what has helped me personally but also rests on four pillars of education, experience, science-backed research, and proven therapeutic techniques.
Based on my educational background, training, and personal experiences, I strive to create an environment that offers compassionate understanding, challenging encouragement, and research-based solutions.
What others have said about our work together...
"Dr. Dave helped me clarify my goals, organize my steps, and follow through for success."
"Dave’s attentiveness, compassion, introspection, and gentle prodding were pivotal in enabling me to breach distinct mental and emotional boundaries..."
"Dr. Stefan has been a non-biased sounding board helping me to look deep into my desires in life and then pointing me toward paths and opportunities to pursue them."
Benefits of Counseling
Research shows counseling helps:
Manage irrational thoughts.
Change unwanted behaviors.