David Kilmer is a Licensed Certified Social Worker/Private Independent Practitioner with over 30 years’ experience as a psychotherapist. He has a wide range of clinical and administrative experience: Individual, group, couple, marital and family counseling, health education, psychiatry, criminal justice, therapeutic foster care, professional training programs, clinical staff supervision, and public speaking. In his administrative roles, he has designed, administered, marketed, and done grant-writing for clinical programs, as well as serving as the Director of a 40-bed Adolescent Psychiatric Facility.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham-Southern College, his Bachelor of Social Work from the University of North Alabama, and his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Alabama. He has served as Faculty Associate in the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at UAB, and as adjunct faculty at the University of Alabama, University of Montevallo, Jacksonville State, Alabama A&M, and Lawson State.
His career track includes working as a therapist in the nonprofit sector providing individual, group, family, and couples therapy for adults and adolescents, as well as the administrative roles mentioned above. Most recently, he provided therapeutic services at Alabama Psychiatric Services, then at his own private practice in Cahaba Heights.
Mr. Kilmer provides the following services:
- Individual, couple/marital, and family therapy for adolescents and adults (age 13 & up)
- Parenting strategies for those with adolescent children
- Support for those in recovery from drug and alcohol issues
- Anger management therapy
- Grief work
Mr. Kilmer sees clients with the following desires, issues, and symptoms:
- Desire for personal growth
- Normal life adjustment issues and stress
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Asperger’s Disorder
- Relationship issues (individual, couples, families)
- Parenting issues
- Family stress and conflict/Need for improved communication
- Support for those navigating grief and loss
- Assertiveness issues/Training in boundary-setting
- Social Anxiety
- Recovery Support from alcohol and drug use