Dave is the Executive Administrative Director of Threshold Community Program (formerly The Community School). He is a licensed counselor (LPC) and clinical supervisor (ACS) who specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families with a focus on developing the interactive, emotional, and learning capabilities of all individuals. He also specializes in helping parents understand and address the variety of issues in nurturing the growth of a challenging child.
Based on his experience using Stanley Greenspan’s Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship-based approach (DIR/Floortime) with his own son who was diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder at age three, he changed careers to begin working with children facing developmental and learning challenges. Prior to opening TCP in 2005, he started a middle/high school program at another specialized school in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Through his work with adolescents in school settings, he is on the forefront of creating and implementing curricula that integrates social-emotional development and intellectual learning.
Dave has an M.S. in Counseling and an M.A. in English Literature from Georgia State University, as well as an M.B.A. from Duke University. He is licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Georgia. He has a DIR expert certificate and is a DIR Training Leader.
Dave Nelson and the staff of Threshold Community Program offer a range of counseling and support services to families, including individual counseling, floortime therapy, family counseling, tutoring, and additional services. To learn more, please contact TCP’s main office at 404-308-8548, or go to the Threshold Community Program website for more information.