About David Croninger

David M. Croninger is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Mediator, and Clinical Member the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy with over 30 years’ experience in private practice. He previously served as secretary for the Oklahoma Association for Marriage and Family Therapy board. In March, 2019, he completed  post advanced training experience in working with couples with Toni Herbine-Blank (Intimacy From the Inside Out). He has expertise in Organizational Development.

He also holds the distinction of being both a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), and an Internal Family Systems (IFS) Practitioner.  Dr. Croninger received his CSAT and CMAT training under Dr. Patrick Carnes, the pioneer in sexual addiction research and treatment, and his staff.  As one of only a handful of CSATs in Oklahoma, Dr. Croninger offers a treatment that is experience based on outstanding research and recovery methodology.  IFS, pioneered by Dr. Richard Schwartz, is a model of psychotherapy that helps clients gain clarity and courage to become more comfortable in their skin as well as those impacted by trauma.

Dr. Croninger’s goal is to combine the best understanding of human behavior with a strong Biblical faith. He provides professional counseling services for individuals, couples, and families utilizing principles from psychology, especially systems theory, in the context of Christian faith. He believes that, when properly understood and applied, the principles of modern behavioral science and those of the Christian faith can be integrated to provide a holistic approach to the healing of life’s hurts. While this approach is anchored in Biblical principles, the personal religious convictions of all clients are recognized and respected.

In addition to his extensive work as a therapist and drug and alcohol counselor, Dr. Croninger is also a certified spiritual director through HeartPaths in Oklahoma City, a certified mediator who has handled small claims and family and divorce mediation, and a long-time student and teacher of meditation. His extensive background and experience also includes serving as a pastor in the United Methodist Church for 36 years.

Dr. Croninger holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University, a master of divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree in Radio-TV Journalism from the University of Tulsa. He has completed 20 hours of post-doctoral marriage and family studies at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University and completed clinical training at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City, where he worked in the inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency units.

HealthChoice, Cigna, First Health (Coventry), and Oklahoma Health Network accepted; out of network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United, and other insurance companies.

Hours by appointment only

5100 N. Brookline, Suite 620
Oklahoma City, OK 73112



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