David A. Songco, Psy.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist
David Songco is a licensed clinical psychologist at New Insights, LLC. David graduated from Loyola University Chicago with his dual Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science Psychology and Social Science Psychology along with two minors in Theology and Women’s Studies. He completed his Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Clinical Psychology and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a Health Psychology concentration from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. David completed his APA accredited internship at American University Counseling Center in Washington, D.C.
His diverse training and work experiences have led him to hold a variety specializations within the field of psychology. His experiences include adolescent psychiatric inpatient treatment and assessment, partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs in Mood & Eating Disorders, as well as two years within University Counseling Centers. He specializes in the treatment of various mood and anxiety disorders, stress management, eating and body image issues, relationship concerns, college student development, as well various aspects of trauma treatment.
Dr. Songco’s core theoretical training was in psychodynamic psychotherapy though he has also received extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Clinical Hypnosis. As such, his approach to treatment is largely dependent on the individual and he easily adapts himself to “meet the client where they are at.”
David is also involved in many professional organizations in the field of psychology including:
- American Psychological Association (APA)
-Division 17 – Counseling Psychology
-Division 39 – Psychoanalysis
-Division 49 – Group Psychotherapy
- American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
-College Counseling Special Interest Group
- Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
- Society for Personality Assessment (SPA)
- American Psychoanalytic Association (APsyA)
Dr. Songco is a faculty member in the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology at Cardinal Stritch University. He was most recently recognized as a finalist and runner-up in the 2016 Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee “Best Psychotherapist.”
Dr. David A. Songco is listed at AllTherapist.com
Personal Statement on Treatment Approach
I serve college students, young professionals, and adults who feel that they are suffering or feel “stuck” in their current situation due to sadness, not feeling “good enough,” dissatisfaction with relationships or dating, or are just simply “stressed out.” I also work with adult and recent survivors of traumatic and abusive relationships. My role is relational and collaborative: not tell you what to think or do, but rather, develop a relationship that allows us to explore your experiences and offer new perspectives that allow for personal growth, insight, and for something new.
My specialty in developing a strong therapeutic relationship is informed by contemporary relational psychodynamic thought, which asserts that there are always two people in the relationship, and that each are always impacted by the other. I also specialize in working with those who are new or want to experience therapy for the first time.
My extensive training and experience has taught me the value and power of authentic connection. Our therapy experience together will support and challenge you to experience new insights, personal growth, a sense of zest, increased knowledge of yourself, and an overall increased sense of connection.