Meet David


"My goal is to create a therapy of ideas, to try to bring in new ideas so that we can see the same old problems differently."


-James Hillman


I am a therapist that will meet you where you are, and help you to get where you want to go.  


You may ask, what made me decide to become a therapist?  The truth is, I feel it was a calling.  I am passionate about helping my clients overcome their fears, explore their purpose, heal their relationships not only with others, but with themselves, and to Find Balance in their lives because I have been there myself.  I understand what it is like to feel alone, not good enough, self concious, scared, ashamed, and angry.  I have walked many miles to get where I am today, and I can tell you that therapy changed my life in more ways than I can count.  It is possible to find hope, happiness, and heal from the pain of the past and fear of the future.  I believe that we can all use a safe space to be ourselves, free of judgement, ridicule and shame.  Therapy is a process of moving from unconscious reaction to conscious choice, which then allows us the chance to become our own teacher and healer.  I believe, that if you decide to embark on this journey, you will be forever changed for the better.  


David Eshleman, MA, LMFT #109797


"These are your first steps."  

 -Obi Wan Kenobi




San Fernando Valley Office

4419 Van Nuys Blvd 

Suite 208

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


Teletherapy for California Residents














"I went to David in a time of crisis, at the darkest point of my life where I thought I was out of answers to growing anxieties. Right away, he comforted me with a non-judgemental, unbelievably empathetic approach to therapy. He always listened and never made me feel like I wasn't supposed to be there. David helped me reclaim my true self, while guiding me through to a new version of me, and I am eternally grateful!"



"Thank you for our sessions for the past year! I’m super grateful :) it’s a lot thanks to you I feel this confident and able to handle life as it comes and trust myself."


"I feel like professional care from David is improving the quality of my mental health."


"David's specialization in anxiety and relationships was perfect for me.  He helped identify underlying causes for my anxieties.  He was an excellent non-judgemental listener."


"I've been working with David for a few weeks and so far he's been a great help.  I like how he further explains things I didn't understand about myself.  Now that I am aware of it I can start to make changes."


"Excellent counselor, David is attentive, patient, and very present during his sessions.  He provides an excellent environment to speak freely and does a great job of validating emotions."






California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) Lic. 109797


Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University 


Level 1 Emotion Focused Therapy

w/ Dr. Leslie Greenberg


20+ Years Healing, Guidance & Mentorship in Personal Therapy 


9+ Years providing Psychotherapy


Private Practice Internship at Jeana DeLay LMFT


Private Practice Internship at Ruby Paparello, LMFT


Autism Spectrum Social Skills Group Internship at Teen to Young Adult the Gathering Place 


South Bay Counseling Center Practicum & DMH Parents and Children Together (PACT) Internship



David C. Eshleman, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


Finding Balance

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