David Meyer, Ph.D.

Dr David Meyer


Dr. Meyer has been a psychologist with Health Psych Maine since 2011, initially on a part-time basis, then transitioning to full-time in 2014.  He became clinical director and owner in October 2019 following the retirement of Dr. Jeff Matranga.  He has presented throughout the medical, fire, and law enforcement communities on issues related to PTSD and self-care.  Dr. Meyer is a specialist with O2X Human Performance, giving him the opportunity to work with fire departments, law enforcement, and veterans/military personnel throughout the country.   

Dr. Meyer is a licensed psychologist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and empirically based treatments, including Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Interpersonal Therapy for Depression (IPT), and Integrated Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT).  His focus is PTSD/trauma-related disorders, depression, anxiety, adjustment, and couples therapy. 

Dr. Meyer completed his internship at the Salem VA Medical Center in Virginia and post-doctoral training with Boston University and the VA Boston Healthcare System.  He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Dakota with a specialization in Disaster Mental Health.  Dr. Meyer has co-authored a book chapter on psychological first aid, published articles related to assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders, and presented on trauma psychology topics internationally.

Dr. Meyer joined the PTSD Clinical Treatment Team at the Togus VA Medical Center in 2009, where in addition to his clinical duties he served as a member of the Dartmouth Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (VA Maine Medical Center’s IRB of record) and supervised clinical psychology interns and residents as a member of the Psychology Training Committee.  He left the VA in 2014 to focus full-time on his work at Health Psych Maine. 

Prior to his psychology career, Dr. Meyer spent 14 years as an EMT/Firefighter, working for the U.S. Forest Service as an engine foreman and helicopter rappeller, and for a municipal fire/EMS department.  In his free time, he enjoys canoeing/kayaking, hiking, woodworking, and making maple syrup from trees on his property.