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About Me

Dr. Dave Canter is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in counseling and therapy for individuals and couples.  Dr. Canter is the founder of the Virginia Relationship Center.

With over six years experience as a therapist, he is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are anxiety, anger, perfectionism, relationships, and career counseling.

In addition to being a prominent relationship-oriented therapist, Dr. Canter has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on topics such as communication and forgiveness in newly married couples. 

Dr. Canter is a highly interactive therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Dr. Canter earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008.

License, Certifications & Awards
Dr. Canter is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Virginia.  His license number is 0810004399.

Additional Training
Dr. Canter has received a great deal of additional training in a wide range of topics.  Recent training has included the PREPARE/ENRICH approach to pre-marital counseling and Level 1 training in the Gottman approach to couples counseling.

Professional Activities and Memberships
Dr. Canter is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and he is also a member of APA's Division 51, The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.

Dr. Canter is originally from Maryland and he grew up mostly in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.  Prior to pursuing his current career as a psychologist, Dr. Canter was a civilian aerospace engineer for the U.S. Navy.  Dr. Canter has been happily married for over 12 years.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching comedy shows and football on tv, and spending time with family and friends.  Dr. Canter and his wife are the proud parents of a Jack Russell Terrier mix dog and a fiesty little gray cat.  Both were adopted when they were found as a homeless puppy and kitten. 

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