David Haynik

(LCSW)

About Me

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana and California. I'm committed to helping people work through symptoms of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other challenging mental health issues. My approach to treatment is an integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, and Eastern philosophy. In my work, the therapeutic relationship is paramount for effective treatment and is used as the base for personal growth and symptom reduction. I value the resiliency and unique strengths of every individual and also recognize how trauma, inequality, and oppression can diminish our sense of self. By mindfully exploring the past and present, I hope to change unhelpful thinking to create a sustainably pleasant future.

My professional experiences include 19 years in non-profit work with over 11 years in mental health. These experiences include providing clinical counseling services to individuals, children, families, and couples, supervision of social work and counseling students, organization administration, and mental health program development.

Personally, I am a warm and compassionate person. I'm light-hearted and value humor in our daily lives.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #8406 (Expires: 2021-08-31)

LCSW #86555 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Reviews

Written by L.E. on Dec 03, 2020 after counseling with David for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes

David is consistent and very excited about the things that can help me be successful. He is attentive to my needs and offers different techniques that help me cope. I am so impressed by his style and his ability to make me feel at ease with treatment of my trauma.

Written by C.O. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with David for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

My counselor has been most amazing, especially this past year. I feel as if I am speaking with a best friend but with the third party perspective and guidance to the steps in a much better direction on this journey.

Written by P.A. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with David for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

David is awesome, great listening, great insight, good homework ideas to focus on and very calm and understanding

Written by J.E. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with David for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

At a difficult point in my life, David offered me help which has been truly transformative. I’ve struggled with depression for many, many years. Thanks to David’s compassionate help, I feel like I’m finally on the mend and making great progress towards getting my life back. Thank you, David.

Written by A.Z. on Feb 27, 2020 after counseling with David for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

David is an amazing counselor. He always makes me feel listened to and never judges with anything I saw. I love working with him and he truly has helped me over the past year

Written by P.A. on Dec 11, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I find David to be very thought-provoking during our sessions. He is very professional and guides me through conversation while offering feedback as we review the topics for discussion. I feel very comfortable communicating with him and find sharing my feelings and thoughts quite easy. He is a great listener and his approach to counseling is warm and caring. He makes me feel like I am talking to a close friend.

Written by M.A. on Oct 03, 2019 after counseling with David for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

David is amazing! He provides great insight in a very timely manner. Talking to David is like talking to someone you have been friends with for years. He will always listen without judgment and offers great feedback. He has a way of helping you analyze your own thoughts and learn how to help yourself while he helps you! I highly recommend David!

Written by W.I. on Sep 25, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

David has been an incredible resource and partner in my development during therapy. He is very understanding and shows strong empathy. I have enjoyed the experience and the challenges we've navigated together. I hope to continue developing with his help in the future.

Written by J.E. on May 20, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

This is my first experience with therapy and David had been great in our first two session. I feel very comfortable talking to him and his help has already helped me start processing things that I had issues with.