David Cummins, Ph.D.

1310 West Hays St.

Boise ID 83702


© David Cummins 2020 

My practice


My practice is based on my desire to connect with others and help them create better lives for themselves. The philosophy that guides my practice is that all people have the capacity for personal growth and healing.

It is common for people to want to better their lives, but they are unsure how to accomplish this endeavor. Oftentimes people try numerous strategies with varying degrees of success, but end up finding themselves feeling frustrated and alone.

I work collaboratively with people, helping them develop the courage and insight necessary to discover their own path to healing. I believe that, through this process, therapy tends to be a very positive and rewarding experience for my clients.


I have gained extensive experience by treating persons in numerous settings, such as the following:
  • 20 plus years working In and Out-Patient Psychological Treatment Centers

  • Treating persons with various addictions; including drug, alcohol, food, and sex addictions

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate college level courses

  • Working with adolescents in a wilderness therapy program

  • Helping couples and families reconnect

  • Facilitating many therapeutic groups and psychoeducational workshops

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress Reduction

  • Anger Management

  • Addiction

  • Healing Past Pain, Trauma, and Abuse

  • Marital/Couples Counseling

  • Sexual/Intimacy Coaching

Areas of specialization

  • EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing)

  • Mood Disorders

  • Life Challenges

  • Improving Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

  • Assertiveness and Communication Training

  • Sleep Disorders


    For more information about these areas of specialization click here.


I charge $200 per session.  If you can't afford this fee, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to give you names of professionals that are competent in their work and can help you with what you want to focus on. 

I reserve a limited number of appointments for reduced-fee clients, and I will do my best to work out something or refer you to someone who can help you.  In reciprocation for the reduction in fees, I require the person to donate/pay forward a specified amount of  time to a volunteer organization or good cause that David Cummins and he/she agrees upon.


As a licensed psychologist, I am a qualified provider for many insurance carriers.

At the time of treatment, you are responsible for full payment until you reach your deductible, and you are responsible for your co-payment thereafter. Co-payments tend to vary between $20 and $40 per session.


I typically see clients Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Paper work necessary for treatment may be downloaded and completed here