David J. Gannon, Ph.D.
Dr. Gannon earned a B.A. from Kent State University in education, sociology, and political science. He later earned an M.A. in counseling from the University of Akron. He subsequently became certified as a National Clinical Counselor and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Akron and became a licensed psychologist in Ohio in 1996. He joined Psychological and Family Consultants, Inc. in 1985.
Beginning his career as high school teacher, Dr. Gannon later worked as teacher/work study coordinator for students with developmental disabilities. His career in mental health began with juvenile offenders in a residential treatment program where he provided individual, group and family therapy. He subsequently worked as an outpatient therapist with children and families with Child and Adolescent Service Center. Later he held the position of Community Services Director for a hospital-based drug and alcohol treatment program. In that capacity he served as a consultant to business, industry, and schools on substance abuse issues and as a public health educator. Dr. Gannon also served as Director of Professional Services for a family counseling agency before he returned to education as an elementary and high school counselor.
Specialty practice areas at PFC include bariatric and other pre-surgical evaluations, stress management, anger management, drug and alcohol counseling and education, codependency, psychological personality assessment, adult ADHD evaluations, competency evaluations, pain management, grief/loss counseling, anxiety disorders, depression, marital counseling, parenting education, behavioral health interventions, educational consultations, crisis debriefing, and employee assistance programs. Therapy approaches include cognitive behavior therapy, behavioral therapy, psycho-educational and interpersonal psychotherapy. Dr. Gannon writes a monthly column for Gatehouse Media newspapers.