Ripples of Change

Whether it’s couples counseling or family counseling…

Marriage & Family Wellness Center customizes therapy to best suit each client by drawing from a variety of approaches.

Hello! I’m David Saavedra

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 
Marriage and Family Therapist
Clinical Fellow, AAMFT

I provide short-term psychotherapy services that are practical and solution-focused.  A collaborative approach is taken when helping clients make the changes they are seeking.  

Rapid Resolution Therapy

Rapid Resolution Therapy eliminates the ongoing effect stemming from disturbing or painful experiences.  Eliminates the negative emotional or behavioral influence of traumatic events, whether these experiences are remembered, repressed or forgotten.

Couples Therapy

Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy, is a type of psychotherapy. Marriage counseling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships.

Substance Abuse

Many employers and government agencies are now requiring substance use/abuse evaluations for individuals that have violated state/federal rules, licensure rule, or drug-free workplace employee contract. These violation evaluations often require a counselor with specific training and education in the field of addiction.

Child/Adolescent Therapy

Psychotherapy for children focuses on the child, scientifically based on techniques designed to benefit children. Children express emotions differently than adults. It’s not uncommon for children to act out emotionally or exhibit mood, sleep, and social disturbances because they are not matured enough to articulate their emotions effectively.

Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical Hypnosis also referred to as Hypnotherapy – is  a guided  hypnosis, or a trance-like state of focus and concentration achieved with the help of a clinical hypnotherapist.  In this state, clients can turn their attention completely inward to find their own natural resources deep within, helping to make changes in certain areas of their life.

My Expertise

Mix of Couples Therapy and Working with Adult Individuals and Adolescents

My expertise is working with families that are going through difficult transitions such as divorce, re-marriage, or loss of a loved one.

Why Choose Me

 

42 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

NATIONAL CERTIFIED CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST

1500+ HAPPY CLIENTS

AAMT CLINICAL FELLOW

"Mr. Saavedra’s How to Revive Your Marriage: The Couples Therapy book was hopeful and inspirational for couples who are struggling in their relationships. It is rooted in neuropsychological theory and refereed research but written in layman’s terms for all to understand. I loved the analogies, simple strategies, and practical advice that individuals can immediately implement. I also appreciated the inspirational quotes throughout the book that reinforce the author’s ideas. It is evident that Mr. Saavedra has years of experience working with couples and this book can provide individuals with a lot of insight into how they can begin resolving issues within their relationship. A must-read for anyone wanting to improve their relationships. Bravo Mr. Saavedra!"

Veronica Castro, Ph.D.2, Licensed Psychologist, CSC

"Dr. David Saavedra's new book, "How to Revive Your Marriage," is a gem. I like that it is practical, humorous, and real. His informal, chatty style is refreshing and inviting. This book is for everyone who ever has been in a relationship, marriage or otherwise. I loved his take on independence and forgiveness. Thanks Dr. David Saavedra!"

Marian Fredal

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

Yes, we currently accept Aetna, United HealthCare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of TX
PLEASE NOTE: New patients must pre-pay their co-pay amount for the Initial Consultation. Online payment links are available on this website in both English and Spanish.

What is the cost of therapy?

Initial Consultation $150
Couples Therapy $150
Individual Therapy $120
Clinical Hypnosis $150

When are you available?

Tuesday thru Saturday by appointments only from10:00am until 5:00pm. We can discuss a mutual time that works best for you.

What is your approach to therapy?

I tailor the approach to each client’s needs. Generally speaking, there are two main approaches to therapy: The first is Cognitive-Behavioral, which involves very structured and targeted interventions to change specific things like thought patterns or problematic behaviors. The second is Psychodynamic, which involves a more open-ended and exploratory approach.
For many clients, a balance of both approaches works best, for example: a person with relationship issues might need to look into their history in an exploratory way to see how the problem developed in the past, and then use that insight to choose the best Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) intervention to deliberately reshape the patterns that are causing stress in the current situation.

What if I have an emergency?

In case of an emergency, the best phone number to use is 956-345-5444. If you reach voice mail, please leave a message. I may be on the phone, in therapy with someone else, or out of the office. In a crisis situation, if I cannot be reached by you may call the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Line: 877-289-7199, or go immediately to your local hospital emergency room.

Contact Me

Ask a question or book an appointment below. 

1-956-345-5444

Norman, Oklahoma 73071

davidmft10@gmail.com