My name is David Lechnyr, and I specialize in providing therapy for depression, anxiety, and couples counseling. I enjoy helping people connect with what they have lost in both life and in themselves.
I feel very strongly that we can let what happens in our lives make us angry, resentful and afraid, or we can embrace these events as a way to grow stronger, yet softer, and end up being more open to what scares us. Knowledge is power, including knowing ourselves.
This process of personal recovery is amazing to witness and I am always impressed by the motivation of my patients towards change and honored to be involved, even if from the sidelines.
I come from a multi-generational family of therapists and psychologists. Both my sister and father are also therapists. I have grown up in this environment all my life and "breathed the air" of psychology, so to speak.
I provide on-line scheduling for appointments and am currently accepting new patients, ages 18-64.
It hurts to discover that your relationship is in trouble. We think that if we hang on, we can "weather the storm". Unfortunately, this isn't realistic and we end up feeling alone, isolated, and afraid.
Recovering from the issues that bring us to the brink of divorce can be challenging, especially if infidelity is involved. Often we ask ourselves, "Can my relationship be saved?" This is the goal of couple's counseling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes. I am currently accepting new patients and work with adults ages 18 and up. I can bill a number of insurance plans including Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, BridgeSpan, First Choice Health, HMA, Moda/ODS, PacificSource, and Providence. I also offer the option for private pay if you are interested in not using your insurance for increased privacy and confidentiality.
Can I bring my spouse/partner?
In most situations, yes. This will give us a chance to discuss your situation further and decide on how to best approach things. It’s important to make sure that having someone in therapy with you is beneficial and not merely a disruption.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
It’s important to remember that therapy is never a “quick fix”. It requires commitment towards personal growth and change. That being said, most people generally benefit from having 6-10 sessions on average. Sometimes, rather than stopping therapy at this point, we decrease the time between sessions to every other week or once each month.
What is the first appointment like?
We’ll go over your intake form and collect your insurance information. Then, we’ll spend time talking about what issues you’re facing and what sort of struggles you’ve had to deal with. We’ll also talk about what you’re hoping to get out of therapy and how we would best work together. Remember, it’s important that we both feel that we are a good fit in order for you to benefit from counseling.
May I bring my children with me?
The office is shared by multiple mental health practitioners and childcare is not available. It will be important to arrange for childcare for your sessions as children cannot be left unattended in the waiting room.
I can only see you on Thursday evenings and I might need to cancel frequently
My, that’s a lot of conditions (Yes, I actually got this question once). This generally isn’t a good sign, so we should talk further. My experience over the past 20 years has been that the more conditions we place on ourselves, the less likely it is that therapy will be very helpful or effective.