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David B. Brockway

Psychologist

Dr. David Brockway is a psychologist practicing in Williston, Vermont. Dr. Brockway specializes in the treatment of health mental problems, and helps people to cope with their mental illnesses. As a psychologist, Dr. Brockway evaluates and treats patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit Dr. Brockway because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help. Psychologists may perform a variety of exams and assessments to diagnose a mental condition.
David B. Brockway
  • St.Petersburg, FL
  • Psy.D at Walden University
  • Accepting new patients

Why am I dreaming about teeth?

It usually has to do with fear of a change in ones life. Sometimes fear of death. But in your situation it can just mean a new change that is creating fear and insecurities. It READ MORE
It usually has to do with fear of a change in ones life. Sometimes fear of death. But in your situation it can just mean a new change that is creating fear and insecurities. It will pass.

Would an absent father affect my daughter's mental health?

It can help advance any issues she may have but the issues were there before obviously. Many times mental illness can be hereditary. See if one side of family had or has emotional READ MORE
It can help advance any issues she may have but the issues were there before obviously. Many times mental illness can be hereditary. See if one side of family had or has emotional issues. Most times mental health problems start around early adolescence. If she is younger than it can progress as she gets older. Seeing a therapist can help anytime

How successful is marriage counseling?

Marriage counseling is great. I suggest that over anything. Find the right counselor for the both of you. You may have to go through a few first

Can my teenager benefit from therapy?

Absolutely they can. At least for a few months to truly understand it well enough.

When is it the right time to talk to my daughter about sex?

Sure, that’s a good age. 16 can be too late sometimes. There are ways to get her to agree on that also. Just use your imagination and go for it

What can I do for my porn addiction?

Yes, find another vice to do than watching porn. Have a plan to start cutting down little by little everyday. Keep active and be around people. Watching it once in a while is okay READ MORE
Yes, find another vice to do than watching porn. Have a plan to start cutting down little by little everyday. Keep active and be around people. Watching it once in a while is okay so cut down to once a week and then once every two weeks. If you can! Just find something to do instead, like watching something else and nothing to do with sexual situations.

What is family-based therapy like for eating disorders?

That is fine! It is worth trying. You and your husband are the parents and are with her most of the time. Find a therapist who treats the issue your daughter has

Does psychoanalysis help with depression?

Psychotherapy works well at times but medication works well also. If you don’t want to take any medication, then therapy is great. Find the right therapist for you

Does depression have an effects on sleep?

It’s a possibility. Medication also, if you are on any. Our daily routine and lives affect our sleep patterns and dreams. Just remember that being able to remember dreams are a READ MORE
It’s a possibility. Medication also, if you are on any. Our daily routine and lives affect our sleep patterns and dreams. Just remember that being able to remember dreams are a plus and can help you understand things better and other reasons. Sometimes dreams are trying to tell us something. Read the signs and use logic and reason with the signs and dreams.

I think I need to talk to someone about my depression. Where should I go?

You might need medication. Therapy is great but medication helps when you’re not with your therapist. Family and friends are fine but cannot help with true depression.

Drinking himself into unconsciousness

You're not going to help him. It’s easy for me to tell you to leave him and not deal with him anymore, but of course that would be wrong of me. Yet, if you left him for a week READ MORE
You're not going to help him. It’s easy for me to tell you to leave him and not deal with him anymore, but of course that would be wrong of me. Yet, if you left him for a week and see if he promised to you he would get help or forget it.... The decision is up to you to stay with that or not. Many addicts never stop and make their close loved ones miserable. If you’re co-dependent, then I feel bad for you because then you will never leave. One's life is not to be controlled or suffered by anyone. Remember that, free will...

What is the treatment for sex addiction?

Your wife needs to first get checked for testosterone levels and then may need a therapist. It is an addiction as well as can also be a physical medical issue.

Sudden spider phobia

You may be having anxiety issues without even knowing or something else that is going on. A therapist can help.

How can I get rid of my depression and anxiety?

You need to see a therapist ASAP and first need a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner who can give out medications which you will need.

What could be the reason my mother is just not eating?

Hard to tell. She needs to see a medical doctor and maybe have blood work done

Why is my wife so averse to sex?

You both need a marriage counselor and she needs a therapist separate from that. She has some hidden issues I think she is not telling anyone

Can psychoanalysis help in treating my bad dreams?

Sure, any therapist should be able to help

My son won't speak to me after his father died. What should I do?

Try to get someone else to talk to him. Friends, therapist, family members.

What can I do to overcome my fear of heights?

It may be something that you cannot ever. Try little by little getting close to heights. When or if you shake and sweat and get dizzy, stop and stay away. Some get vertigo later READ MORE
It may be something that you cannot ever. Try little by little getting close to heights. When or if you shake and sweat and get dizzy, stop and stay away. Some get vertigo later in life or after an accident. It sounds like you have that.