Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul.” - Carl Jung
Chanan Davis, LMFT's style🎯 Direct 💙 Warm 🙌 Affirming 🥇 Empowering 💭 Open minded 🧘 Calm
Why Chanan Davis, LMFT chose to be in the helping profession
I chose to be in the helping profession because of my deep-seated belief that individuals deserve comprehensive and transformative support during their struggles. My counseling approach, which understands context in shaping current challenges, perfectly aligns with my mission to provide and facilitate the deeper healing and change my clients deserve to improve their quality of life.
Chanan Davis, LMFT's approach
My therapeutic approach is multifaceted and flexible, as well as goal-oriented and powerful. My core 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 focuses on understanding 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. 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 a parent having a personality disorder or other type of overwhelm,
-Death of a parent or sibling,
-Illness in a client or 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 with conventional talk therapy. Rather, we stay committed to using powerful actionable healing modalities to help the client reduce suffering and improve their lives.
What you can expect from sessions with Chanan Davis, LMFT
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 modality that I employ is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). Ketamine is a type of psychedelic, and it 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.
Chanan Davis, LMFT's experience working with the Jewish community
As a part of the Jewish community, and with a wealth of experience in assisting its members, I am committed to enhancing the lives of individuals within this close-knit group. Drawing upon my comprehensive understanding of the community's intricacies and nuances, I possess the expertise to offer tailored support that addresses a client's specific requirements. It is a privilege to be involved in guiding individuals on their path toward emotional well-being and personal growth within the Jewish community, and I approach this responsibility with professionalism and dedication.
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Digestive Issues
- Drug/Substance Abuse
- Emotion regulation
- Mood Disorders
- Oppositional defiance disorder
- Pain Management
- Personality issues & disorders
- Religious Identity Issues
- Transitions & Change
People I work withAdults Individuals Couples
Personal religious affiliationsYeshivish
Jewish community experienceExtensive
Where people can see me in personLakewood
235 River Ave, Lakewood, New Jersey
9 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