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David Gruskin, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression
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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.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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License information

DC LICSW LC200002072



NJ LCSW 44SC06035700


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.

Great help to me and stability in my life

Written on Jul 28, 2023 after therapy with David for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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 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

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 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

Great therapist. Listen to you and makes insightful points

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

David is a great listener that offers great feedback and suggestions

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

He is great!

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