David Hawxhurst, LPC, Spiritual Director

David’s journey into counseling began after completing the Lay Counseling Institute program in Northern Virginia, where he dedicated his time to helping individuals grow both spiritually and emotionally through various church and parachurch ministries. As he continued to serve, David felt a strong calling from God to pursue counseling as a full-time vocation. This led him to further his education and earn a Masters in Counseling degree from Regent University in 2013. With his newfound knowledge and passion, David immersed himself in clinical experiences working with children, adolescents, and adults in a range of settings, including hospitals, outpatient facilities, and in-home environments. Currently, David finds fulfillment in working with adolescents, adults, and couples as he specializes in treating a wide array of issues such as trauma, depression, anger, pornography and sex addiction, grief and loss, as well as relationship challenges.

Through his dedication to continuous learning and growth, David has undergone extensive training in a powerful therapeutic technique known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This specialized approach is particularly effective in treating trauma-related disorders, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In addition, David has accumulated valuable experience in addressing trauma stemming from childhood sexual abuse and sexual addiction, allowing him to provide compassionate and effective support to individuals struggling with these sensitive issues.

In his practice, David adopts an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing from a diverse range of modalities such as Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Narrative Therapy. By incorporating these methodologies, along with a deep sense of reverence for the presence of God in the counseling relationship, David creates a holistic and personalized treatment plan for each individual he works with.

For David, Christian counseling is more than just a profession—it is a calling and a privilege to join others on their journey through suffering and challenges toward hope, healing, and growth. Grounded in his faith, David firmly believes that true hope can only be found in Jesus. With this guiding principle, David approaches each session with compassion, empathy, and a steadfast commitment to supporting his clients on their path to wholeness.

David’s journey at Fig Tree Therapy spans more than ten years, during which time he has demonstrated remarkable growth and progression within the organization. Beginning as a resident, David has worked to obtain licensure as a counselor and has since been elevated to the role of clinical supervisor. Through his dedication and expertise, David has recently taken on the additional responsibility of serving as our spiritual director, a role in which he employs his deep understanding of Biblical principles to enrich the therapeutic modalities utilized by our team.

David believes that it is a calling and a privilege to walk alongside others on their journeys through suffering and struggles towards hope, healing and growth. And has a firm understanding that our hope begins and ends with Christ Jesus (Psalm 33:20-22).

David Hawxhurst is a highly qualified and experienced licensed professional counselor and spiritual director. His integration of faith into his counseling practices and his use of EMDR make him a unique and effective therapist. Contact us today to schedule a session and begin your journey towards healing and growth.