Contact Information

David Pasikov, M.A.

303-442-6366
davidpasikov@msn.com

If any of these challenges apply to you, perhaps I can help. Many of us feel a gap between our true potential and our everyday experiences. For over 30 years I have been equipping teens, adults, couples and families with tools to close the gap. This helps transform stress into strength and pressure into performance.

The feedback that I frequently get is that I am compassionate and able to put people at ease so they feel comfortable sharing their life challenges. I also am practical and am interested in supporting people in releasing blocks to fulfillment.

My focus is to help people release the pain of being stuck, help them empower themselves and move their lives forward to achieve their goals. In facing challenges, I find that it is easy to slip into the common reflex modes of “Fight, Flight or Freeze.” For me the antidote to this is: to replace “Fight” with facing the challenge creatively instead of wasting energy in opposition, to replace “Flight” with facing the facts no matter how humbling they may be and finally, to replace “Freeze” with: exploring options, forming an action plan, and doing the work that is necessary to meet the challenge.

I have a Master’s degree in Teaching and began my career as a science teacher in the inner city of Detroit. Later, I helped found and became the Executive Director of a residential school for troubled teens in Canada. I began my private practice as a therapist in 1990 and am a past president of the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists.

Mediation Services

David began his mediation training through taking a course in Divorce Mediation through Colorado Mediation Associates. He furthered his training in 2006 through completing the 40-hour Mediation course offered by the Colorado Bar Association.
Over the years David has assisted many couples to navigate through the challenges of post divorce issues. This has led to mediation work in the field of business partnership. In recent years, he has had to face elder care issues within his own family and that has opened up an interest and specialization in the field of Elder Care Mediation.

Coaching Services

My coaching services include: executive coaching, business coaching, life coaching and relationship coaching. As the above picture depicts, there are times when our professional and personal lives can feel as if we are lost in a maze. I see my role of Coach as someone who can help identify where you are stuck and what goals you choose to achieve. Once we discover the gap between your current reality and your intended goals, I provide support and tools to empower you to close the gap.

Professional athletes and performers have coaches. They know that they need someone else to help them bring out their best and accomplish their goals. This starts with establishing rapport between the person and the coach as there needs to be a foundation of trust in the coaching relationship. That leads to synergy between the person and their coach and that ultimately creates momentum to bring the person greater success.

I am pleased to do coaching on site in the Boulder Denver area. Unlike real estate where location is key, coaching can be done over the phone and a web cam can also be added to the dialog so no matter where you are, it is possible to have me as your coach.

My focus is to help people release the pain of being stuck, help them empower themselves and move their lives forward to achieve their goals. In facing challenges, I find that it is easy to slip into the common reflex modes of “Fight, Flight or Freeze.” For me the antidote to this is: to replace “Fight” with facing the challenge creatively instead of wasting energy in opposition, to replace “Flight” with facing the facts no matter how humbling they may be and finally, to replace “Freeze” with: exploring options, forming an action plan, and doing the work that is necessary to meet the challenge.

What drives a lot of us is pursuing financial security. I have found myself over the years coaching people to look for: Meaning, Fulfillment and Purpose in their work lives, as well as their personal lives, and to link that with accomplishing their financial goals and life goals.

Testimonials

The following is a collection of comments that clients have made about their experience of working with me. I have arranged them in the following categories: Psychotherapy and Couples Counseling, Coaching, Training and Facilitation and Mediation.

Psychotherapy and Couples Counseling

“David is, by far, the BEST psychotherapist in Boulder! In the midst of a traumatic time, a trusted friend referred me to David. I have not been disappointed. He is proactive and caring, and practices with integrity and respect. Through the work I have done with David, I have been able to resolve current struggles and long standing issues and concerns with new found clarity and emotional objectivity. I am now able to move forward with courage and optimism. David has truly made a difference in my life!”

“David is truly a unique practitioner and a master of his craft! He gets right to the heart of the issue with precision and compassion. As unique to Boulder’s healing community as the Dushanbe Tea house is unique to Boulder’s dining experience.”

“David is highly intuitive, wise, and incredibly supportive. I admire his sense of optimism and belief in people’s ability to grow and change in positive ways. He’s got a great sense of humor and delightful spirit.”

“My wife and I sought David’s support to help us overcome a serious breach of trust in our marriage. He helped us move through the anger and betrayal to rediscover that underneath it all there remained deep love and purpose in staying together. Through his guidance we were able to clear the rubble that was blocking us from continuing together and find a clear path to rebuild trust.”

“I began to work with David to help me overcome a serious addiction that was wrecking havoc in my personal and professional life. I found David to be kind, caring, and compassionate with an innate ability to uncover the issues that were at the heart of my self-sabotage. Furthermore, he has been able to take help me repair the damage that I have done and regain my career and help me rebuild trust in the relationships that mean the most to me. I see him as an integral part of my recovery. David has made a tremendous difference in my life and I am forever grateful.”

“I have known David now for 6 years as my psychotherapist. It’s been said that a therapist is “a therapist for one’s psyche”. That is a tall order, one that few people can truly meet and David is one of those rare persons. I have found him to be absolutely trustworthy and skillful in helping me with my life challenges as a single mom who has been injured in a car accident. He has done this without an ounce of judgment. He is available for this because this is not just a job for David, it is who he is.”

“I was very stressed because my wife had just returned from a month in the hospital and I did not know what our lives would be like. She had become paralyzed from the chest down, entered the hospital, and was diagnosed with MS. After a month in rehab, she was able to move on her own with a walker. I was so enmeshed in providing care for her that I wasn’t taking adequate care of myself. I began to see David and he skillfully uncovered that I was feeling guilty and responsible for her getting sick as she had been helping me care for my elderly parents. David artfully helped me remove the self damaging guilt and replace it with love and appreciation. I would recommend David to anyone. He is a skilled professional who got to the root of my issue very quickly. Thank you David.”

“The combination of talk therapy, body centered energy work, and professional skill that David uses has helped me through traumatic life issues. Some conditions have been dissolved instantly, others we’ve layered away through a few appointments. This medication-free therapy is powerful, quick, and gentle. I recommend experiencing Life Alignment for a variety of life and health challenges.”

“After receiving a head injury, I experienced a year of pain, depression and feeling overwhelmed. During that period of my life, the only time I felt good was in meditation, or during and after receiving energy work from David. The contrast in how I felt was very profound. Since that time I always know I can trust the wisdom and healing that comes through a session with David. I am deeply grateful to know a man of such integrity and experience his work.”

“Last year as I was going through a very rough divorce, I made a great decision in going to see David Pasikov. He is an excellent listener, non-judgmental and is very focused on whatever your exact situation may be. His input and suggestions helped guide me to a better place of understanding about my situation, and understanding my situation allowed me to take steps to better protect myself. Though I only saw David a few times, the things that he was able to enlighten me on enabled me to recover from my divorce much faster and much more thoroughly than I could have ever done on my own.”

“David is more to me than a therapist or coach. He is more than just another energy worker. David is a wizard who combines all three with tact, compassion and crystal-clear communication. His support saved me from one of the biggest potential regrets of my life. And for that, I will be forever grateful.”

Coaching, Facilitation and Training

“David Pasikov is an excellent coach. I contracted with him to work with a team of 40 professionals in my international organization. He was quickly able to reach a clear understanding of the issues that we were facing, and of the positions of each of the groups. From that, he was artful in helping us reach a satisfying consensus on some important decisions that involved all parties. I have never seen our group work together so effectively and respectfully – working with David was an answer to our challenge that could have easily become a crisis. Truly some of the best dollars we have ever spent!”

“David is a change agent for both individuals and organizations. He gets to the depth of issues and not only helps people to resolve them, but helps them and their organizations to strategically move forward. The results are healthier, happier and more productive entities. He’s one of a kind, as well as a great person with whom to work.”

“David Pasikov is a very gifted teacher. In addition to a mastery of the material that he teaches, he is also humorous, tremendously patient, and able to creatively present material in ways that reach his students. David has a deep, understanding mind and a great energy of heart. This combination gives David a way of holding space for people so that they feel confident in learning. I feel grateful that the classes that I have participated in have given me personal healing, a deepening of my own evolution, and very useful professional skills which I use to help other people.”

“As a coach, David is a balancing factor for me. He is adept at helping me sort out the practical steps that I need to move my life forward. At the same time, he is excellent at helping me see the overall direction of my life and help me keep on track. In that regard, he is a great accountability partner. Through our work together I not only feel that my work life and home life are balanced in a healthy way but I feel like I am fulfilling my life purpose better than I have at any other point in my life.”

Mediation

“My husband I agreed several months ago to have his elderly mother live with us. We were able to help her regain physical vitality but her cognitive and emotional challenges were making it impossible to live with her and it was putting a severe strain on us individually and as a couple. We were referred to David to help us find an equitable solution. With David’s facilitation were able to agree that she needed to be in assisted living. He helped us work out the details to make the transition as smooth as possible. In the safe place that he created for us, we were able to heal the “bruises” we had as a couple that easily could have become scars in our marriage. Through David’s guidance, we have actually grown closer as a couple by going through through this very challenging time with my mother-in-law.”

“I recently had a complicated divorce case involving parenting issues that neither I nor opposing counsel could help the divorcing couple resolve. We brought David in as a mediator and he was able to help them find a creative solution to their quandary so that the divorce could proceed.”

“David was a mediator with a heart. He cared about my entire family, and provided an evolved and sensitivebird’s eye view on how to navigate the painful challenge of mediating a divorce. He was patient, concerned and focused on my family’s needs in a way that transcending just the step-by-step process of divorce mediation. His presence in this situation brought out, over the longer term, the best for my children– no matter how challenged their parent’s were in getting along! I recommend him with my highest regards.”

“As an attorney, I have used David as a mediator to help bring disputing parties together to establish a compromise that can stick. I find David to be skillful and adept at facilitating conflict resolution.”

“David Pasikov brings an open heart and a sharp mind to the process of divorce mediation. The result is a safe space for both partners that leads to genuine progress on even the toughest issues and most highly charged feelings.”

“Lasting change can occur rapidly with the right tools.” Located in Boulder, Colorado. Serving clients from Lafayette, Louisville, Broomfield, Erie.