David Javate (He/Him)


I am a Filipino-American Somatic Psychotherapist and Certified Hakomi Practitioner, a method of mindfulness-based body-oriented therapy.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in South San Francisco, CA
Supervised by Rawna Romero, LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

As a man of color and son of immigrants, I tend to work well with clients who are open to mindfulness and exploring the body experience, clients who are wanting to find their “voice” in life and in relationship, clients going through life transitions such as the “mid-life crisis”, and BIPOC individuals who are struggling in professional environments.

My Background and Approach

I take a compassionate and holistic view towards healing that is informed by Buddhist psychology, social justice, and a belief in our inherent preciousness and inner capacity for healing and wholeness. My personal development background includes experience in insight meditation, men’s work, diversity, equity and inclusion work, martial arts, and health, wellness and fitness. I believe psychotherapy is a conscious and supportive relationship of inner healing and empowerment. Through a collaborative and compassionate approach towards your struggles, we can collectively discover new perspectives to approaching life. Using a body-based approach, I use mindfulness to explore your experience. By exploring your experience with curiosity and compassion, we can potentially give you a new perspective and insight on your situation.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

At our core, I believe that we are precious beings who have the capacity to be creative and loving. This belief may have been obscured by our family, culture, and country through racism, sexism, ableism, and many other forms of oppression. I have awareness around my privileged identities as a hetero cis-male who is temporarily able-bodied and am open to working with all ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations with curiosity and humility.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 170/session

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