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


Hi, I'm David.  I'm an eclectic and holistic psychotherapist helping individuals and groups to reduce fear, shame, and suffering through connecting to their deeper spiritual/emotional/physical selves.  I practice in Sherman Oaks and provide online therapy throughout California. My aim is to support you on your journey toward greater wholeness, consciousness, and balance so that you may live and experience your life with authenticity, joy, and connection.


As a fellow human, I have encountered the suffering, shame, rejection, isolation, anger, fear, and sadness that is part of our experience on this material journey called life.  I have been there and continue to personally navigate and professionally grow in my relationship to the healing journey.  Not only have I walked this path, and found my way out through my own personal therapy journey, but I did so as an HSP, (Highly Sensitive Person). I understand how disruptive and hurtful it is when we are misunderstood and not supported in our environments.  I have had to figure out how best to navigate my life and I have accumulated many tools over the years.  I feel strongly that my career as a psychotherapist is a calling - I am passionate about helping my clients grow through the deep and lasting work that can be achieved in one on one psychotherapy.


 I know that therapy is expensive, and you might not want to make the commitment or be able to justify the cost. I can tell you that therapy changed my life in more ways than I can count.  It has been a priceless asset to my life.  I want you to know It is possible to find safety, love, and personal power in your life if you do the work and target the real issues. Not all therapy is the same, and you are encouraged to explore different approaches.  Everyone is fully capable of healing from the pain of the past and fear of the future.


 I believe that we can all benefit from having a space to safely show up as ourselves - free of judgement, ridicule and shame.  My goal is to meet you where you are, and help you to get to where you want to go.


Holistic therapy with me will teach you:


 - To become less reactive

 - Live and embrace the moment

 - Figure out who you are and what you  want

 - Heal from Interpersonal trauma

 - Attract and create healthier relationships

 - Identify and take control of your emotional experience

 - Balance your life

 - Reduce anxiety and stress

 - Free yourself from unhealthy shame, anger and fear

 - Reduce and make meaning from your suffering

 - Connect to a healthy and life long authentic value system

 - Explore, reclaim, and enhance your spiritual connection

 - Access a deep inner state of resource and healing

 - Reclaim your birthright of abundance


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




Sherman Oaks Office:


4419 Van Nuys Blvd 

Suite 208

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


Teletherapy for California Residents
































Professional Memberships



  • Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

  • Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists San Fernando Valley Chapter (SFV-CAMFT)

  • Board Member At Large at SFV-CAMFT

  • Special Interest Hiking Group Chair at SFV-CAMFT


Professional Interests & Highlighted Courses


  • Passionate lifelong learner interested  in Depth & Archetypal Psychology

  • Nature & Eco Psychology

  • Cross Cultural Psychology

  • Jung, Tolkien & the Archetypes of Middle Earth w/ Dr. Janis Maxwell

  • Jung, Alchemy & Film w/ Jeffrey Kiehl PhD.


  • Thomas Moore on the Work and Legacy of James Hillman (Pacifica)

  • Myth and Psychology at the End of an Era with Michael Meade (OpenPath Collective)



"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 


10+ 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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