Explore Your Mind-Body Relationship

Mental health and relationship issues are all too common. We each have our own unique way of experiencing them. When we practice awareness of the relationship we have to our minds and bodies, the result is more options and opportunities to enhance our lives. I am here to help you in that journey using Body-Mind Psychotherapy.
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My name is David Akva and I'm a licensed psychotherapist. I provide therapy to adults and adolescents in Baltimore, MD. I specialize in treating PTSD, anxiety, and depression and also have experience working with issues pertaining to men’s health and Jewish identity. I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with their spirituality and relationships, including difficulty relating to existence, family, friends, partners, etc. My therapeutic approach stems from somatic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Among other interventions, I primarily use mindfulness-based body-centered interventions to assist my clients in recognizing the connection between their bodies and the trauma they’ve endured. I assist them through identifying the life events that trigger their symptoms, and together establish safe coping strategies. I offer my services to individuals, families, and couples and have utilized my approach throughout many areas of mental health.
David Akva


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Abuse Survivors
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Compulsive Behavior
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Existential Crisis
  • Grief
  • PTSD
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Family Conflict


  • Body-Centered Psychotherapy
  • Somatic
  • Hakomi
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare
  • Johns Hopkins Health Care


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Stevenson, MD 21153-0670