David Stockhausen Is a certified Skills For Change Coach, Mediator, and Bodyworker trained by Nancy Shanteau, and a student of David Zimmerman LMFT. He holds a B.S. in Human Development & Family Systems with honors from the University of Vermont. David studied and taught permaculture as a Certified Permaculture Instructor in California and Australia, both with the San Francisco Permaculture Guild and Geoff & Nadia Lawton at Zaytuna Farm. He’s started and run several small businesses as a professional chef and farm-based food educator—teaching students how to grow and prepare healthy food and create robust local food systems and relationships.
David runs a coaching practice in Santa Cruz, CA focused on nourishing healthy relationships. His work focuses on healing masculinity wounds, attachment & trauma recovery, conflict mediation, and cooperative communication. He also works with folx exploring plant-based healing, co-creating programs for psychedelic therapy integration and harm reduction. David is also in the process of gaining his Masters in Family Therapy (LMFT).
David works with all kinds of individuals, couples, groups, and families seeking healing and change. He works with organizations, small businesses, entrepreneurs, leaders, and teachers to shift mindset, build consciousness, and learn to forge cooperative working relationships. He practices inclusivity and works to share power with people outside of his intersections of privilege.
David’s journey as a white, queer-identifying man has led him through a life of compassionate service, radical activism, and learning. He’s dedicated to exploring and integrating his privilege in service and allyship. His relational history includes both normative relating as well as polyamory, cooperative divorce, and progressive coparenting. He is a dedicated father, surfer, songwriter, hiker, cook and hobbyist who identifies as a perennial student, activist, and artist, with a passion to nourish humans in relationship with others, themselves, and with nature itself.
David offers flexible commitment-based pricing for in person, phone, video, or text coaching.
Drop in rate starts at $150 per hour with email support.