Chanan Davis

Therapist, LMFT

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Chanan Davis
Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul.” - Carl Jung

Chanan Davis's style

🎯 Direct 💙 Warm 🙌 Affirming 🥇 Empowering 💭 Open minded 🧘 Calm

Chanan Davis's approach

My therapeutic approach is multifaceted and flexible, yet goal-oriented and powerful. At the core, my focus is to deeply attune to my client's presenting issue. This doesn't only include the symptoms that the client is aware of such as anxiety or depression, but it also takes into account many other aspects of their psyche. This includes their relationships and relationship styles, their nervous system's regulating capacities, their trauma history, and levels of dissociation or other maladaptive coping strategies. All of this is with a focus to understand what is causing a strain on the client's optimal functioning.

Understanding a trauma history is important to understand the context of the client's presenting issue. Trauma in this context doesn't only refer to life-threatening events such as a car accident or being mugged. It also refers to any event that was too difficult to handle at the time that it occurred. When a person is overwhelmed and cannot make sense of an event, many mental health issues can result.
Some examples of traumatic events that affect people even later in life might include:
emotional or verbal abuse,
dysfunctional childhood due to parent's having a personality disorder or other type of overwhelm,
death of a parent or sibling,
a client's illness or illness in a family member,
physical or sexual abuse, or
having a frightening panic attack.

The advantage of seeing current challenges in this complex way is that we are able to work on the root issue instead of focusing only on the presenting symptoms. I don't spend a lot of time in conventional talk therapy. Rather, we stay committed to using powerful healing modalities to help the client reduce suffering and improve their lives.

What you can expect from sessions with Chanan Davis

When we work together, you can expect to be an active participant in our collaborative work. Firstly, we will explore what the presenting challenge really is. To do this, we might focus and attune deeply to the emotions that are most troubling. We will pay careful attention to the somatic or body sensations that hold the emotions in order to understand them in a more profound way.
If your current struggles are due primarily to intrusions from past traumatic events in your life, then we can move past these unprocessed memories using a variety of powerful techniques including EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and ego-state therapy or inner child work. If, however, the challenges that you are facing are due to a sense of shutdown, dissociation, depression or lack of a sense of self, then we can work directly within the therapeutic relationship to elicit and strengthen the positive life-enhancing capacities that are inborn within all of us. This style comes from a cutting edge model of therapy called CIMBS which I have found to be very effective for my clients.
Another option that we might consider is that of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). Ketamine is a type of psychedelic, and it is the only psychedelic that is currently legal for use in a therapeutic setting. Psychedelics are fast becoming an accessible groundbreaking treatment that has tremendous potential for healing. We can discuss this exciting option in greater depth in person.


  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Inner child work
  • KAP
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Somatic Experiencing


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crohn's
  • Depression
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional defiance disorder
  • Personality issues & disorders
  • Relationships
  • Religious Identity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transitions & Change
  • Trauma

Languages spoken


People I work with

Adults Individuals Couples

Personal religious affiliations


Where people can see me in person


8 years in practice

Licensed to work in New Jersey


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by NJ 2018. License number 37FI00187200


  • Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy by Touro University Worldwide 2014


  • EMDR by EMDR Insititue 2017
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute 2020
  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Providor by Jouney Clinical through Fluence training 2022

Average costs per session


Payment Methods

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