David Gruskin

LCSW, LICSW

About me

David is a licensed psychotherapist and specializes in working with clients that have been struggling with long term or short term mental health challenges. He has over 10 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings and continents including outpatient clinics, crisis intervention, inpatient psychiatric facilities, non-profits, and private practice. He has provided clinical and administrative supervision to social work students, interns, and professionals. He has a wide range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups during his professional career in the following areas: Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Behavioral and Self-Discipline Challenges, Self-Harm Behavior, Complicated Grief Reactions, Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness, Anger and Stress Management, Trauma and Abuse, Family and Relationship Issues, Children/Adults with Special Needs, Suicidal and Risk Reduction, Chronic Mental Illness, and Self-image and Self-Esteem Issues.

My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I don't take a one size fits all approach when meeting with a client. I specialize in the individual that I am meeting with, and getting to know you. Each person is unique and has their own life story that has made them who they are today. I am trained and utilize cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, rational-emotive therapy, relational, and trauma therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 10

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

ME LCSW LC21709

NJ LCSW 44SC06035700

DC LICSW LC200002072


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Gruskin. 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.

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with David for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, eating disorders, addictions, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Honestly, one of the best therapists ive ever had. He knows how to help you figure stuff out for yourself and you can tell he’s not judgemental at all.

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with David for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

David might actually be the best therapist I have ever had and I have been in therapy for many years. He is a great listener and is very strategic and tactful when offering his input. He explains things clearly and often offers new perspectives. He has been flexible with scheduling as well. I am very grateful for his service.

Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with David for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Great therapist. Listen to you and makes insightful points

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

David is a great listener that offers great feedback and suggestions

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

He is great!

Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

David gives me the means to explore my faults and why they are occuring stepping in every so often to ask specific questions to help steer the conversation.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and trauma and abuse

Listens very well and encourages me to really think about myself. Makes me reflect on past, and truly process stuff.

Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

While I did most of the speaking on our session, when he spoke it gave me clarity in the midst of my current situation.

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

I was delightfully surprised of my own tranformations and breakthroughs by working with David. He offers a safe space to open up and challenges limiting beleifs.

Work with me!