David earned a B.A. in Psychology & Theology (1982) and an M.A. in Counseling Children & Adolescents (1987) from Boston College before earning a Psy.D. at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (1993). After serving for several years as Administrative Director of Student Support Services (full-time psychologist in residence) at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, Dr. Gleason opened his own clinical practice in 2000.
Subsequently, in 2002, eager to reconnect with an independent school faculty, Dr. Gleason joined Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts, as that school’s Consulting Psychologist. In his private practice, Dr. Gleason provides psychotherapy, as well as comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments to independent and international school children and adolescents. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Gleason has taught psychology courses at the secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels and has presented professional workshops and seminars at numerous independent schools and at several national conferences in the US, and at international conferences in Asia and Europe.
David and his wife, Amy – a math teacher at another independent boarding school – have been fully immersed in the world of independent schools as they have raised their three children while living on a boarding school campus.