David Frovarp, APRN-CNP

david@affinitypsych.com

Hi there! My name is David, and I’m a board-certified nurse practitioner. I enjoy working with patients who are considering adding medication to manage and improve their overall mental health.

Originally from Minnesota, I have also experienced living in different parts of the country including California, New Jersey, and Georgia previously. This has allowed me the opportunity to work with people from many different walks of life, and for this I am extremely grateful.

In clinical practice I have worked in a variety of settings that include: direct patient care as a provider, administrative roles overseeing day-to-day operations, and working with colleagues to improve policies and delivery of patient care. While I have greatly enjoyed leadership roles and being a part of positive change from an administrative level, I have to admit that connecting with patients individually and working with them towards the development and achievement of their goals is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding experiences that I have been fortunate to be a part of.

How I Work

I aim to be an active listener and provide validation and feedback that is relative to the individual I’m speaking with at the moment. I’m a firm believer that a good relationship at any level starts with good communication. I frequently receive positive feedback regarding my style of communication and ease in which others are able to have meaningful conversations with me. I take considerable pride in this, and can say with honesty that I have a genuine goal to improve the existence of those whose paths I come across.

What Sets Me Apart As a Therapist?

The willingness and internal push to ensure that the individuals I see have an opportunity to express their concerns while conveying compassion and a true sense of care. Many people go through the healthcare system expecting the “take a ticket and wait” mentality, feeling like they are treated like a number instead of a person.

My approach is genuine, open, and non-judgemental. Each individual in this life walks a different path and goes through their ups and downs, and it’s important for my clients to know that the care and management of their concerns will be approached with this in mind. In our conversations clients will receive open and honest feedback with the end goal of being an active participant in helping them with the decisions that will help give them the opportunity to improve their happiness and quality of life.

Issues I Treat:

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Populations I Serve:

  • Adults
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Helping Professionals
  • Marginalized Populations

Professional background:

Education

  • Chamberlain University – Addison, IL
    • Family Nurse Practitioner Program
    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Columbia Southern University – Orange Beach, AL
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Focus of studies in Healthcare Management
  • Gordon State College – Barnesville, GA

Licensure

  • Minnesota Nurse Practitioner / 4937
  • Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners / F1116535