Kensosis Counseling Center - Dave Turo-Shields, ACSW, LCSW, CEC

   Kenosis Counseling Center

          Empty Yourself . . .     Change Your Life . . .     Fill Your Future . . .

 Serving Our Community

We take pride in being a community-based private practice, serving the clinical and training needs of Indianapolis and surrounding communities.  Our complement of seasoned therapists and highly talented graduate interns offers a variety of counseling specialties.  We look forward to serving you soon!


Dave  Kenosis


Dave Turo-Shields, ACSW, LCSW, CEC

Psychotherapist - Kenosis Owner

Dave strongly believes that change is possible, no matter what the circumstance. He is committed to being fully present with each individual in an authentic and genuine manner. It is in this way that "kenosis" occurs, from ancient Greek "to empty." His practice is founded on his belief of personal transformation,"Empty yourself, change your life, fill your future."

Dave Turo-Shields created Kenosis Counseling Center, Inc. in 1998. As a trained psychotherapist and certified life coach, he offers an exciting way to celebrate strengths, while moving clients from a good life to one which is extraordinary. He believes that having a joy-filled life is possible by enhancing happiness, abundance and success!

Dave completed his Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work at Indiana University and has more than 20 years of clinical experience. He is a seasoned trainer as well as workshop and retreat presenter. His commitment in life is to infuse other professionals and individuals with joy and energy in their careers, their marriages and their lives.


Areas of Expertise in Clinical Practice and in Life Coaching:

• Anxiety and Mood Disorders

• Depression and Bipolar Disorder

• Relationship & Marriage

• Small Businesses Coaching

• Spirituality and Faith Issues

• Parenting Issues / Parenting Gifted Children


Professional Memberships & Certifications:

• Certified Empowerment Coach (CEC), Institute for Professional

• Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW ), State of Indiana

• Association of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)

• Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW )

• Adjunct Faculty and Field Supervisor, IU School of Social Work

What Clients Say...

"I was cautious about counseling at first. Then I found Kenosis. I"m glad I came and would do so again if I needed to." 

                       - John T.

"It's like family, except I trust these folks!"

                         - Ron B.

"Three therapists later I finally found what I was looking for at Kenosis.  Answers, Understanding & Healing."

                      - Becky S.

"Kenosis is a safe place for me and my criteria for safe places is long because of all I've been through."

                      - Jenna P.