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David Ackerman, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Parenting issues Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes
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About me

I am an individual and couples therapist licensed in New York, with over 20 years of clinical experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I have also helped clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I have also helped those who have experienced trauma and emotional abuse. I am considered to be warm and compassionate, and my style is working interactively with clients. My approach combines humanistic, psychodynamic and goal-oriented therapy with a wide range of client issues, and a diverse client base. I have worked with chronic mental illness, including anxiety, depression, personality and eating disorders. In addition to self-esteem issues, life transitions and chronic illness. My goal is to establish a meaningful alliance, and collaborate wih you to develop better coping skills and more satisfying relaionships. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

22yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Parenting issues Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

NY LCSW 038001


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Ackerman. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

David is an intuitive therapist who cuts to the heart of the matter while gently suggesting realistic steps to help yourself. Recommended.

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with David for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

David is really patient and let's his clients take the lead in the discussion and does a great job at helping his patients find resolutions or satisfying answers for the difficulties in life.

Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

He lets you speak, listens, and knows what you mean when you speak, his ability to get down to how a particular issue makes one feel shouldn't be underestimated. I rarely felt understood before.

Written on Sep 09, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management