Dr. David Brant brings a wealth of information and experience to the Take Heart team. He graduated from Millersville State College in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. His next educational experience was the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he obtained a master’s degree in theology. From there, he was a Lutheran pastor for 3 years until he got back into the psychology field, working as a therapist for children and adolescents. At that time, he went back to school for his master’s in counseling psychology from Kutztown University. His most recent degrees are a master’s in clinical psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, which he obtained in 2010. He is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. David is a full-time professor of psychology at Reading Area Community College where he has been teaching for the past 20 years, and has been working in the clinical psychology and counseling field for the past 35 years.
During the fall of 2018, David had the opportunity to take a 1-semester sabbatical in which he studied equine-assisted therapy (EAT). During this time away, he had the opportunity to visit a number of horse facilities in Pennsylvania (which is where he was introduced to Take Heart), as well as in other states. He was amazed and excited about the healing that can take place when people connect with horses!
David specializes in the areas of mood and anxiety disorders. He is dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families achieve their goals toward growth and wholeness. His approach includes the whole person, incorporating issues related to emotional functioning, ways of thinking, physical well-being, and spiritual matters. He uses cognitive behavior therapy, which suggests that the way we think influences how we feel and what we do.
David has been married to his wonderful wife Sandy since 1986. They have four grown children and 6 grandchildren. In his spare time, David enjoys horseback riding, reading, woodworking, and working in the garden. He is pictured here with his American Paint Horse, Ernie, who spent 10 great years together before Ernie passed away in 2019. David is pretty much the nicest guy you will ever meet, and a truly caring counselor!
To contact David, call or text 610-334-4724, or email David@TakeHeartCounseling.com.