Vital Changes

Welcome to Vital Changes

Caring that Creates Change


I am unable to take new clients due to my retirement at the end of 2022. I can provide a follow up video or phone session with any past clients. I appreciate the many wonderful connections with clients over the past 18 years. 

Therapist Education and Training

My education as a therapist includes earning the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Education degrees at the University of Washington in Counseling and Educational Psychology. I am also a certified hypnotherapist with the Wellness Institute and currently I am in Advanced Hypnotherapist Training. My education in spirituality includes studies at Princeton and Fuller Theological Seminaries, and work as a church pastor.

Therapist Licenses

I am a Licensed Psychologist in Washington State, Hypnotherapist certified by the Wellness Institute, and a Child Mental Health Specialist. I am also a member of the American Psychological Association.

Payments and Insurance Billing

Your payment for my services will depend on my services and your insurance coverage. I accept self pay as well as insurance billing. My fees are listed on my Disclosure Form. My office bills your insurance company for most services. I am pleased to be an in-network provider with Aetna, Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Cigna, Uniform Medical Plan, and Tricare. You can contact me to help determine your insurance benefits at

David McFarlane, Ph.D., M.Ed.
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