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Welcome to Berks Hypnosis and Counseling Services LLC. Please allow me the opportunity to introduce myself–I am Dr. David Arena, the president and owner of the company. I am a doctoral-level counselor and hypnotherapist with more than 25 years experience working in the social service and behavioral healthcare fields.  I am also a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor.

I established the Therapeutic Alliance as a private practice providing diagnosis-free, strengths-based counseling, psychotherapy, consulting, coaching, & hypnotherapy in 1993 in Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In 2001, I moved the practice to Hatfield, Montgomery County. Then, in 2007, I moved the Therapeutic Alliance to Leesport, Berks County. As part of a practice expansion, the Therapeutic Alliance has been renamed Berks Hypnosis and Counseling Services.

My academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Biology from  Ursinus College, a Masters of  Education in Counseling Psychology  from Rutgers University, a Masters of Business Administration  from California Pacific  University, a Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Juris Doctorate in Law all from Widener University.

I have presented at regional and national conferences and provided numerous trainings to social service and criminal justice professionals.

I am an Assistant Professor for Argosy University Online where I teach in the Masters Program in Forensic Psychology. I was rated one of the Top 25 forensic psychology professors in the nation–  I also work as a staff counselor two days per week at Lebanon Valley College. Prior to this for 8 years, I was an Assistant Professor at Chestnut Hill College where I was also the Administrator of their Masters Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at DeSales University in Center Valley.  I have advised, supervised, trained, and taught hundreds of graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels.

I have also lectured as an adjunct professor at Albright College, Alvernia University, Arcadia University, Carlow University, University of the Rockies, Widener University, Kutztown University, Holy Family College and Penn State Berks.