David Breckenridge, M.Ed., Resident in Counseling, NCC
Adults, adolescents, couples, and families
Individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy
Specializes in managing grief, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and challenging life transitions
David enjoys working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He is experienced in dealing with issues related to depression, anxiety, grief, life adjustments and transitions, and relationship difficulties. David utilizes a client-centered approach augmented by Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Narrative, and Family System techniques as he walks with clients toward greater mental and emotional health. David has a passion for helping clients meet their unique personal, developmental, and relational challenges.
education & experience
David graduated in May 2022 with a M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health from the College of William & Mary. He is licensed as a resident in counseling and is a National Certified Counselor. His internship was at the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at Longwood University.
David also has 30 years of experience as a youth minister, senior pastor, and minister of pastoral care. In such roles, he has been a strong voice for racial and socio-economic justice, LGBTQ+ inclusion, and ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. Given David’s experience, he can incorporate a faith-based perspective into his clinical approach for those patients seeking such.
David holds several theological degrees including the Doctor of Ministry from Brite Divinity School at TCU. As the father of a son on the autistic spectrum David brings special insight to the challenges of parenting special needs children.
David moved to Richmond in 2019 where he lives with his wife, one adult son, and their golden retriever. He and his wife are the parents of two other adult children, one of whom is the mother of the most adorable granddaughter in the world. David also enjoys biking, hiking, music, and gardening.
- M.Ed. Clinical Mental Health, College of William & Mary
- Doctor of Ministry in Homiletics, Brive Divinity School, Texas Christian University
- Clinical Pastoral Education, Norton Hospital and Baptist East Hospitals
- Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care & Counseling, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- B.A. Religion and Philosophy with a minor in Psychology, Mississippi College