Education, Experience and Associations
David Mashburn, M.Ed. has 25 years of combined counseling, coaching and teaching experience in the public school, university, hospital and private settings. In 1995, David earned a Master of Education in Counseling from Georgia State University and completed 2 more years of additional Post-Graduate Studies in Counseling at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1999. In 2013, David took his vows as a confirmed Buddhist with the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism and became an ordained and licensed interfaith minister with the Esoteric Theological Seminary.
While combining compassionate listening with intuition and empathy, he demonstrates an integrative "mind, body & spirit" approach to helping the "whole person" grounded within humanistic, Buddhist, existential and transpersonal psychology and philosophy.
Some of David's areas of expertise and interests include anxiety, depression, addiction/substance abuse, loss/grief, trauma/post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationships, personal development, creativity, life purpose, spirituality, consciousness, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered (LGBT) issues, coming out, HIV/AIDS, life/career coaching and artist development.
Currently, David holds membership with the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia and the International Association of Professional Life Coaches and practices under the direction of Katie Truax, LPC, LMHC and the clinical supervision of Annie Kelahan, LPC, ATR. He's a published composer and enjoys classical piano. In fact, David's two most recent releases including Why and Where There's a Will are available on iTunes.
"Like the hawk does not try to control the wind, elegant spirits control only themselves." --Gary Zukav