About Dr. Hovey 2018-04-20T15:34:25+00:00

About Dr. Hovey



Dr. David Hovey and Associates, West Hartford CTAs a counselor and psychotherapist, Dr. Hovey is unique in his approach to therapy. He utilizes his skills as a life coach, inspirational speaker, and psychotherapist in each session. He is compassionate and caring with a deep commitment to his client’s process and well-being. This process of therapy creates a container of appreciation, energy for change, practical steps for applying new direction in your life and psychological understanding of human behavior which helps to clear blocks and end cycles of self defeating behaviors. The intention for this work is to help you get more out of life.

Philosophy of Therapy

Dr. Hovey’s practice is grounded in the belief that we each possess unique inner wisdom that can lead us to healing.  He holds deep empathy and respect for those beginning the healing process.  Dr. Hovey believes in the healing power of laughter and that humor can be used as a counterbalance to the natural intensity of the therapeutic process.

Dr. Hovey’s work incorporates integration of Spirit and he believes every situation can be upgraded.



If you would like to learn more about Dr. David Hovey, or would like to make an appointment, call us at (860) 571-4646, email Dr. Hovey or contact the office through the website.

About Jim Angelo, LMSW



You hold the key to healing to yourself. When you choose to look inside and meet the issues you’re struggling with head on, you take back your power and, in turn, take back your life. The good news is, you don’t have to go it alone. Working together, we can tackle your issues and develop strategies to help you lead a richer, more fulfilling life.

Whether you’re wrestling with addiction, managing your recovery, dealing with trauma, trying to figure out how to better your relationship, managing anger, or in the throes of grief, I can both meet you where you are and walk with you. I won’t pretend to know what you’re feeling. On the other hand, I won’t hesitate to say I understand what you’re going through, because more than 14 years of personal and professional experience have brought me to where I am.

No one can tell you what to do or how to do it. You have to figure that out for yourself. My role in your healing is to help guide you on your journey, supporting you in developing a different perspective, thinking about things differently and, ultimately, making more productive choices. Finding your way isn’t going to be comfortable; change rarely is. Authentically embracing change, on the other hand, can make the difference for you between flourishing and simply surviving.

My own experience allows me to be empathetic to my clients’ situation, while at the same time direct in the work we do together. Part of this involves looking at your whole picture—mind, body and spirit—addressing not just your vulnerabilities and the places you’re stuck, but also your strengths and learning how to use them to best advantage. You are not only hold the key to healing yourself, but you are your own best resource for revealing the source of your strength.

If you feel like you’re ready to make a change, feel free to contact me at David Hovey and Associates to set up a time for us to explore how we can best work together, and get you on the path to the life you deserve.



If you would like to learn more about Jim Angelo, LCSW, or would like to make an appointment, call us at (860) 571-4646, email Jim Angelo or contact the office through the website.