ABT Counselor and Therapist Profiles

David Mortellaro, LPC, LMFT

Clinical Director


  • Solution Focused Counseling

  • Mediation

  • Clinical Supervision


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital (infidelity, divorce, communication or relationship issues, etc.)
  • Men’s Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Separation/Divorce Mediation
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

David is the Clinical Director and founder of Associates in Brief Therapy (ABT) which was established in 1995. He has been in the counseling profession since 1986. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Liberty University (1985). He earned an Advanced Certificate in REBT in 1993. David is married to Lisa (1987). They have four adult children.

David works with adults, couples, and families. He has extensive training and experience in solution-focused counseling, mediation, and clinical supervision.

His counseling style can best be described as coaching — a motivator and teacher that empowers others to develop strategies and skills. The learning of life skills and being accountable to the practice of these skills is essential to change. Albert Einstein once said: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Are you ready to make a change in your life or relationship? We can meet to discuss your goals in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Please call my office or request an appointment on-line. Our friendly staff will call you to schedule an initial consult as soon as possible.

To schedule an appointment with Dave:

Ages of Clients:

  • Adults (18-64 years)
  • Elders (65+ years)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families



Treatment Modalities:

  • Acceptance & Commitment
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Compassion focused
  • Dialectical Behavioral
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally-focused therapy for couples (EFT)
  • Faith-based counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Marital Counseling
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-based
  • Mediation