David Agee

LMSW

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Locations

Traverse City Clinic
1050 Silver Drive,
Traverse City, MI 49684

Patient Ages

  • Adult
  • Older Adult

David Agee, LMSW, is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialetical behavior therapy (DBT), ACT, Narrative therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. He is deeply interested in mindfulness practice and mindfulness based therapy. At heart, however, he is an existential therapist, finding at the heart of the human condition our struggle with life and death, meaning and purpose, freedom and responsibility, loneliness and connection, suffering and happiness, grief and loss, and the problem of evil.

David lives in Grand Traverse County. He has been a therapist since 2000. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Detroit, an M.Div at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. and his MSW from Grand Valley State University. He is happily married to Pamela, his partner for over 25 years. David has and continues to live a rich and varied life. He studied abroad in Ireland and Palestine, and has traveled in Europe, the Middle East, Central America, as well as North America. He has been a teacher, a bookseller, and a pastoral minister before becoming a social worker. He grew up in both the Detroit area and on a family farm in Gaylord. While he has lived most of his life in Michigan, he has also enjoyed living in the Twin Cities and in South Bend.

David loves reading, study, walking, nature observation, poetry, music, playing guitar, kayaking and canoeing, gardening, song writing, and cooking. He is as interested in friendship as he is in nature. He loves the arts and loves beauty wherever he can find it. He believes that loving kindness, compassion, social justice, and concern for all sentient beings and the planet are more important now than ever. He believes the cause and conditions of happiness are within us and all around us. And that there are enough things in life to stay active and to make sure a curious mind is never bored and never satisfied. He has a particular fondness for dogs, birds, frogs, turtles, trees and fish.

Favorite authors and poets: J.R.R, Tolkien, Aldo Leopold, Patrick O’Brien, Wendell Berry, Henry David Thoreau, Loren Eisley, Mary Oliver, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jane Hirschfield, Jim Harrison, Pema Chodron, Robert Frost and Jack Kornfield.

David Agee participates in the Diversity Collective.

Specialties

Treatment

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • PTSD/Trauma/Abuse

Articles By David Agee

Generosity Through Giving … and Letting Go

Generosity Through Giving … and Letting Go

Giving and Letting Go walk hand in hand. Both help us open ourselves to compassion for the suffering and need in the world; both help foster generosity. This is more than just cultivating a spirit of altruism and philanthropy, or embracing a...

A Guide to Practicing Sitting Meditation

A Guide to Practicing Sitting Meditation

I like to think of practicing mindfulness meditation as being like walking a labyrinth. This labyrinth, however, begins at the center and spirals outward, then returns to where it began: the center. Come to a comfortable seated position. If you...

Mindfulness: The Ultimate Grounding

Mindfulness: The Ultimate Grounding

Living on autopilot is a type of disassociation, we miss out on the life we could be experiencing without even realizing it. Mindfulness helps restore the balance and feel fully alive.

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