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Writer, teacher, advocate, and retired psychotherapist, David Fredrickson has dedicated his professional and volunteer life to the needs of underserved communities including at-risk children, adolescents, and families and those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Following a health crisis, David was confronted with the powerful awakening that he did not hold himself with the same compassion he aspired to offer others. Thankfully, he discovered Mindful Self-Compassion and has become a student and trained teacher.
A long-time resident of San Francisco, David attends GLIDE Memorial Church and sings with its world-renowned GLIDE Ensemble.