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  • Helping Couples & Families Build Solutions for Over 25 Years

    David C. Low MSE, MS, LMFT-S
    Couples and Family Therapist

    I am both a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 25 years of experience working in Wisconsin and Great Britain. I am a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

    I work with clients of all ages experiencing distress that is negatively impacting their emotional well-being, close relationships, and social, school or work functioning.

    I am on faculty at the Family Therapy Training Institute in Milwaukee where I teach and supervise students training to be Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.


    I focus on what clients want to be different or changed in their lives as a result of seeing me. I aim to develop a working relationship based on trust, genuine caring and concern.

    I ensure that clients feel our sessions are a safe place where they can be open, take risks, value the time working together to improve things, and no longer need to feel defensive.

    One of my top priorities is to make sure that the clients who come to see me benefit and achieve the results they are wanting. For this reason, in each session I will involve you in the monitoring of progress to track how well the therapy is going, so that I can adjust to help you get to where you want to go.

    If our work together is not benefiting you, we will know it sooner rather than later. In this case we can try to work out what needs to be different, and include the possibility of you seeing someone else in conjunction with me or even helping you find someone who might be a better fit for you and what you need.

    Background Information

    I grew up mainly in New England and went to high school in Wisconsin. I served four years in the Air Force stationed in England and stayed to begin college at the University of Canterbury. I transferred to the University of Wisconsin where I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology, and my first clinical master’s degree. I was first licensed as a therapist in Wisconsin in 1998. In 2000, I moved back to Great Britain where I completed a second clinical master’s degree in Couples and Family Therapy at the University of East London. I practiced for 14 years in England before returning to Wisconsin in 2014. I have trained extensively in research-based Couples Therapy to include both the Gottman Approach to Couples therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I have also trained extensively in Coaching through the Solutions Academy in Frankfurt, Germany, and have a postgraduate diploma in business management, London, England. I am also trained in Family Mediation through the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the Family Mediation Center in Milwaukee.

    My wife and I have three great children – two girls and one boy. I have learned from my own experiences that relationships take work, just like anything worthwhile in life. My interests when I am not working involve travel, being outside hiking, skiing and going on picnics.

    How are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) Different from Other Therapists?

    While most mental health professionals see couples and families, they typically have had little training in couples therapy and family therapy. Marriage and Family Therapists are mental health professionals with extensive specific training in psychotherapy and family systems and are licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems.

    Some people might think this systemic approach is pretty pessimistic, but it actually brings added optimism and hope. If I zoom my lens way out to look at the system as a whole, I can identify chain reactions and circular patterns that are maintaining problems, which then allows me to help everyone, not just the loudest problem.

    Like all therapists, marriage and family therapists see children, teens and adults on their own, or with other family members. In addition, sometimes I may offer a mixture of individual and family appointments. Including other family members from time to time in therapy can help people to understand and support each other better.


    • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
    • Association of Family Therapy & Systemic Practice in UK (AFT)
    • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin (CFLCW)
    • International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE)


    • Licensed Professional Counselor / WI2823-125
    • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist / WI 1079-124

    Gottman Approved Member


    • B.Sc. Psychology, University of Wisconsin
    • MSE Professional Counselling, University of Wisconsin
    • M.Sc. Couples and Family Therapy, University of East London, England
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision, AFT, England
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Open University, England