David Monter is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working in the behavioral health care field. He received both his B.A. in Psychology and Masters of Social Work from The University of Akron. He has a wide range of clinical experience, having worked in SUD treatment, community mental health and vocational rehabilitation. He is the current Program Manager for the Summit County Opiate and Addictions Task Force.
David has received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Drama Therapy. Additionally, he has recently completed EMDR training, which is a technique designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. His approach is strength based and client centered, where the clients needs and goals are at the forefront of the work. Recognizing that there is not a one-size fits all approach to wellness, he uses an eclectic therapeutic technique, tailoring therapy to the individual. He has experience working with individuals who have substance use disorder, trauma, stress, mood and adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, and vocational concerns.
David is a passionate advocate for the recovery community and understands the inherent value of treating everyone with dignity and respect. He strives to reduce stigma, risk and harm and to increase resources for those who need it most. He also provides training to clinical staff on best practices in recovery support. He is a strong supporter of a diverse and inclusive workforce, and a vocal advocate for social justice for everyone.