Writer, advocate, and psychotherapist, David Fredrickson has dedicated his professional life to the psychosocial needs of underserved communities including at-risk children, adolescents, and families and those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Currently, David lends his mental health expertise to non-profits. He is on the board of directors of the HIV Story Project—a non-profit focused on bridging HIV/AIDS with film, media, and storytelling. He also facilitates peer support groups addressing the needs of the LGBT community at the University of California, San Francisco, Alliance Health Project.
David grew up in the Midwest where faith, family, and food were the bedrock of his childhood. A long-time resident of San Francisco, David attends GLIDE Memorial Church and sings with its world-renowned GLIDE Ensemble. His family has multiplied into a village and they are often found in his kitchen consuming sweet and savory miracles.
David’s next project is a collection of short stories about Swedish immigration, migration, four generations of family, and identity within an evolving American society.
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