About Dr. Sprague

About David W. Sprague, Ph.D.

Serving Patients Since 1991

Dr. David Sprague is an Ivy League graduate of the Arts & Science School of Cornell University where he conducted Honors thesis research on the biopsychological syndrome recognized today as Attention Deficit Disorder. He holds a doctorate degree in Professional Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, a program fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). He completed a yearlong APA approved pre-doctoral internship at the Syracuse VA Medical Center and had more than two years of post-doctoral supervision towards attaining the license to independently practice as a psychologist in New York State. He became a fully licensed New York State psychologist in 1990. He worked for 2 1/2 years at the Genesee County Mental Health Clinic and became well aware of the unique needs of this area. 

In 1991, Dr. Sprague started his own practice in Batavia. Dr. Sprague has seen individuals, couples, and families dealing with a wide variety of issues. He spends most of his time counseling, but he has also conducted several types of psychological evaluations at the request of individuals and various agencies. During this time Dr. Sprague has conducted evaluations for New York State police and corrections officers, for the New York State Office of Vocation Rehabilitation, for the Social Security administration, and for court-ordered and school-requested evaluations. 

Dr. Sprague has experience in counseling patients with depression, anxiety, panic disorders, psychosomatic disorders, eating disorders, anger management issues, parent/child conflicts, marital issues, bereavement, personality/interpersonal conflicts, poor impulse control, and more.
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David W. Sprague, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

1983 - A.B. Psychology
Cornell University
College of Arts & Science
Neurobiology & Behavior (Minor) 
Ithaca, NY 14850 

1988 - Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
Pennsylvania State University
327 Cedar Building
(112 Shields Bldg. Transcript Dept.)
University Park, PA 16802
(Full APA Accreditation) 

New York State License
Clinical Practice of Psychology (2/5/90)
Certificate Number: 010122-1 (expires 4/30/18) 

1990 - Accepted as a Health Care Provider in Psychology for the National Register (Reg. #40893) by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (since April 1990)

  • Brooklyn Technical High School Parents Association Scholarship 
  • New York State Regents Scholarship 
  • Cornell University's Junior & Senior Honors Psychology Program (Ithaca, New York) 
  • 1990 – Present: Full member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)
  • Genessee Valley Psychological Association (GVPA)
  • Division 42 (Independent Practice)
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