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Please take notice of a new, easy-to-use Online Résumé and expanded, categorized Links. There is also a new discussion forum at Dr. Franklin Online. You can access it by going to Dr. Dave's Forum. You can read posts from me (as well as others) and you can also post your own comments. If you are looking for driving directions to Dr. Franklin's office in San Antonio, please click here: Dr. Franklin's Office. The address is 19206 Huebner Road; Suite 104; San Antonio, Texas 78258.

To read an abstract of Dr. Franklin's research on ethics, please click on the following link: Ethical Competency Research

I’m pleased you want to learn more about me and one of the premier online psychotherapy offices on the Internet today. I would also like to commend you for taking an important step towards gaining control over your personal problems, developing better self-insight, and improving the emotional health of your life by taking the time to research what I can do for you.

Many times, people arrive at my website because they’re having difficulty in a relationship, whether that is in a marriage or with a significant other. Some people are single parents looking for professional advice. Other times, people may be having trouble with stress management, feeling anxious or they are just plain overwhelmed with the events in their life. If you fit into any of these categories, Online Therapy may be just what you're looking for.

Perhaps you’re in a transition period as a new stepparent and need someone to offer you a little quality advice to get you on the right track. Maybe you’re on the wrong end of divorce papers...maybe you’re spouse has been unfaithful...or, possibly you’re down in the dumps and need someone to listen. Online counseling may be the easiest way for you to get the advice you need in order to fit it into your busy schedule. The benefits of Online Therapy are that you can send and receive messages at any time of the day or night. You can take your time composing thoughtful messages about what you're going through. Plus, you have more personal comfort because you're in the familiar surroundings of your home or office. You don’t always get that with face-to-face meetings...wasting your time driving to and from appointments and having to wait in an office where others can see you.

I offer professional and confidential counseling. I have experience with general counseling, marriage and relationship problems, infidelity, panic attacks, anxiety, agoraphobia, depression, stress management, self-esteem, addictions (such as alcoholism and drug abuse), obesity and eating disorders, divorce, parenting and adolescent issues, premarital counseling, separation fears, impulse control, grief or bereavement, and traumatic stress (PTSD).

The links to the left should provide you with information about Online Therapy and help you make an informed decision about whether Online Therapy is appropriate for you. I believe Online Therapy will be the preferred therapy format of the future. I believe Online Therapy can be an effective means for receiving emotional support and making personal change related to issues that you may find challenging at their best and overwhelming at their worst.

I know that you need to know more about me in order to make a decision about whether I can help you-especially if you are to have the confidence and trust that are essential to good client-therapist communication. If you want to find out more about me and my qualifications, you can click on the link to the left titled, "Professional Qualifications". In a nutshell, I am a highly experienced mental health clinician, with 14 years of extremely diversified and varied experiences. I am licensed in the State of Texas and hold several Diplomate and Board Certification ratings from distinguished professional organizations. Many of my friends and colleagues simply call me "Dr. Dave"--you can too!