Douglas Davis M.Ed., LPC, Counselor Douglas is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He earned a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University, where his focus of study was centered on gender, sex, sexuality, and relationships. There, he was the president of CSU’s chapter of the national student counselor honor society. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Entertainment Arts from the College for Creative Studies. From India to Italy, from boardrooms to factories, his previous career involved traveling internationally to work with diverse populations in order to collaborate on design projects and to negotiate business development agreements. Aside from sparking an adventurous appetite for local cuisines, it was this work that highlighted the positive impact of healthful relationships on individual wellness, satisfaction, and security despite differences in religion, language, and nationality. Douglas takes a post-modern stance with counseling: each person is a unique recipe of strengths, values, skills, experiences, and personality. This recipe is often tweaked throughout the day based on who or what we encounter. Sometimes that change is voluntary and sometimes it is not. Counseling can help us understand these recipes, claim them as our own, and learn how to adapt them successfully. In counseling sessions curiosity, humor, compassion, and accountability are used to explore themes of emotions, relationships, boundaries, life changes, and identity. Douglas’ approach is trauma informed, sex positive, and LGBTQIA+ affirming. Treatment plans are tailored to each individual or couple and may include techniques rooted in narrative therapy, mindfulness, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and attachment theory. Continually challenging himself to expand his therapeutic skillset, Douglas is currently receiving training using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. When not thinking about food, Douglas enjoys not killing orchids, giggling with his husband, being trained by his two rescue dogs, and navigating insatiable appetites for both hibernation and wanderlust. Douglas' preferred pronouns are he/him/his.