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David S. Alter

David S. Alter

Founder | Minnetonka, Minnesota    United States of America
Psychology, Neuropsychology,...More
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Biography :

David Alter, PhD, LP, is a founder and Clinical Director of Partners in Healing of Minneapolis. He is a graduate of the University of Health Sciences at the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his internship through the University of Minnesota Internship Consortium before obtaining his PhD in clinical psychology. His 26 years of clinical experience in the Twin Cities involves the practices of health psychology and neuropsychology, and he maintains an active general clinical psychology practice.

His subspecialties emphasize the ways in which the mind, the brain and the body interact in the course of day-to-day life, which developed his understanding of the mental, physical and emotional aspects of client’s presenting concerns.

Dr. Alter’s clinical work applies those interaction patterns to treating a wide range of psychological, psychophysiological and interpersonal challenges. For example, Dr. Alter works with individual adults who present with problems involving persistent pain, different gut disorders (e.g., IBS), headache/migraine, anxiety problems, depression, as well as specialized applications such as preparing for medical/surgical procedures.

He also works with couples who present with a wide range of interpersonal relationship challenges, which are often helped by mind-body principles that enhance communication abilities, deepen intimacy and improve the ability to achieve positive goals in their relationships and in their lives.

Dr. Alter has a longstanding interest in a wide range of healing approaches that he utilizes in his therapy work with adult clients. His work emphasizes ways that clients can learn to access and activate inner healing resources. He draws on both western and eastern healing traditions. Among the approaches that he utilizes is clinical hypnosis, biofeedback, and methods for developing emotional regulation skills. He recognizes that ultimately, helping people to develop changes in symptom patterns is what leads to greater health. Therefore, he incorporates many different strategies to assist people in making positive change in their lives.

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