David W. Belt, LCMFT, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

David graduated from Friends University with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. With over 15 years of experience, David has had the opportunity to help clients overcome a number of stresses and traumas.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, David is trained in Systemic Therapy and works to consider how each member of a family functions within the family system, as well as the impact of the family system on each member. David empowers his clients towards their change, creating a therapeutic environment that allows clients to feel safe and comfortable while working together to help them meet their goals of getting better. 

David enjoys using Attachment Family Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing. David is trained in EMDR and other trauma modalities to provide you with effective tools and resources towards your healing journey. Contact David today to get started on living a better life. 

What is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  

EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. 

EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.   Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.

What is IFS?

IFS is a transformative, evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts. We believe the mind is naturally multiple and that is a good thing. Just like members of a family, inner parts are forced from their valuable states into extreme roles within us. We also all have a core Self.

Self is in everyone. It can’t be damaged. It knows how to heal.

By helping people first access their Self and, from that core, come to understand and heal their parts, IFS creates inner and outer connectedness.

What is EFT?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is a type of short-term therapy that is used to improve attachment and bonding in adult relationships. While often used for couples, it has also been adapted for use with individuals and families. This treatment can help individuals and members form a more secure emotional bond, which can result in a stronger relationship and improved communication.

Emotionally focused therapy can benefit those who are struggling with conflict, distress, and poor communication. With individuals, this approach can help people improve emotion-related problems. It can also help family members form more secure bonds with one another. EFT has proven to be a powerful approach for couples dealing with infidelity or other more traumatic incidents, both current and past.

Schedule an appointment with David today!

David W. Belt

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8900 Stateline Road, Ste 435

Leawood, Kansas 66206