David Neuman

(LCSW, MSW, BS)

About Me

I am Licensed Certified Social Worker out of New York City. I have 20+ years experience in the field, with a concentration in Mental Health Issues and Addiction for over 20 years. I have 15+ years experience working with children and parents/families dealing with behavioral concerns as well. After receiving my Bachelor's degree from CUNY Brooklyn, graduating Summa Cum Laude, I attended New York University's Social Work program in 1998, and received my clinical certification thereafter.

I am engaging and exploratory in my therapy, and remain consistent and dedicated to the progress of those I counsel. I am thorough no-nonsense and straight-spoken, although I sustain a supportive and nurturing demeanor throughout treatment. I am reliable and trustworthy, and maintain proper boundaries and personal respect. I sincerely hope I can give you the help you need and deserve!

I look forward to working with you very soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 20

Licensing

LCSW #072134 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by S.T. on Oct 02, 2017 after counseling with David for 2 months stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

David is really insightful and provides great advice about a large number of topics. He has a lot of experience in so many different areas that he can really attend to just about any issues I bring to him.

Written by G.I. on Sep 20, 2017 after counseling with David for 2 months stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and depression

David has helped me navigate a very challenging period in my family life these past 2 years. He is both professional and personable, the perfect combo in a therapist. What I most appreciate is his common sense, since most of us lack this trait when our emotions are high. He is, however, straightforward and does not skirt issues by sugar-coating. Having said this, however, he is sensitive when I feel most vulnerable. Thank you, David.

Written by C.A. on Aug 29, 2017 after counseling with David for 10 months depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and career

My experience working with David has been transforming. He has been able to create the safe space where I was able to find my authentic self. It was the ultimate serendipitous moment finding BetterHelp and working this last year with David.

Written by J.A. on Aug 21, 2017 after counseling with David for 9 months

David has allowed me to see the bigger picture in life and not let me allow the small stuff to overwhelm me. David has an incredible ability to summarize life's craziness and redirect my focus to what is important. He has been counseling both my husband and I for nearly a year and I'm not sure what we would do without him. His advice is supportive, constructive and effective. After being in therapy my whole life, I feel as if I know what works and what doesn't. David has been highly effective and pragmatic since day one.

Written by D.A. on Jul 25, 2017 after counseling with David for 2 weeks

I have been working with David for about 2 years now and during our sessions we've covered so much ground that there are days where I sit back and wonder where I'd be if it weren't for his understanding and guidance without judgement. I highly recommend him. He genuinely wants to help people feel better.

Written by A.A. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with David for 11 months stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and depression

David is very helpful. I would recommend him to anyone in need.

Written by M.A. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with David for 10 months stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

An excellent and compassionate counselor.

Written by G.E. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with David for 8 months trauma and abuse

I would strongly recommend David Neuman to anyone who needs help. He has helped me more than I can explain and still continues to do so in a patient, honest and caring way.

Written by A.N. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with David for 8 months stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

David is very experienced, and is able to instill positive change for the stubbornest of clients. He is able to get on a level with the client and he works alongside the client, as one faces ones challenges. He is caring, and has a great sense of humour. He is generous with time and creative in methods, giving meaning and faith in the process. He treats his clients as individuals, with individual needs, and no situation is too hard for him to work through. He is truthful and very intelligent. He explains things that are hard to grasp, showing patience and support. He shows genuine interest in matters that are important to the client, and never gives up. I have developed strength and wisdom and feel I have gained a lot from our conversations. Thank you.

Written by L.A. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with David for 6 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and depression

David has completely changed my life. Truly. In every facet imaginable.

His record-fast response time has literally saved my life in the nick of time, too many times to count. Thanks to his knowledgeable guidance, I was able to leave behind a toxic world of familial bullying, an abusive marriage, a life of alcoholism and self-destruction... Among other things. With humor to spare, and with a kindness I have never before seen in a person, he has shown me a version of myself that I didn't know existed. Not only that, his nurturing ways have helped cultivate this better version (and continue to) into the best me that I can be by filling in the gaps in my upbringing, acting as a parental figure, a role model, a teacher, a best friend, and more... I truly don't know where I would be without him! I don't ever want to know!

This is a man who moves mountains. This is a man who raises the bar in all things related to therapy and a person's ability to connect to another person. This man is the best man that I know and have ever known.

He is the best in his field and for this job.

And for me.

Written by L.K on May 16, 2017 after counseling with David for 6 months trauma and abuse, and grief

David is wonderful, and has changed not just my life for the better in many ways, but also that of my children and husband. I'm a better mother, wife and person because of his help. He is quick to respond and really listens to what you're saying, and sometimes what you're not. He's asks great questions and gets to the root of the problems quickly. He seems to have advice for any problem or situation I can come up with. He also has an excellent sense of humour and is very easy to open up to. He is non-judgemental, caring and doesn't let you avoid the issues. I can't imagine my life without him anymore, and I think that anyone would benefit from his help.
David also does an excellent parenting webinar for BetterHelp, and I've learned much more from his webinars about both how my parents/childhood affected my life and how to improve myself as a parent than I've learned from many parenting and self help books. Definitely the best BetterHelp webinar I've attended.

Written by P.H on Apr 30, 2017 after counseling with David for 3 weeks

Incredibly helpful, and great at asking the right questions.

Written by G.I on Mar 26, 2017 after counseling with David for 11 months stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and depression

I reconnected tonight with David after ending our sessions 2 years ago. It was the best decision that I've made in a long time. One phone call with him tonight and I feel so much more empowered to do what I need to do. His intuition, common sense and professionalism are second to none. And he's easy to talk to. Thanks David!

Written by K.E on Feb 16, 2017 after counseling with David for 5 months

David is a complete Godsend!! I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone!!

Written by R.I on Jan 31, 2017 after counseling with David for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, and career

He's been fantastic at getting to the roots of my issues and being pragmatic about how to proceed too. I like his more direct approach but he is still very friendly with it.

Written by J.A on Jan 10, 2017 after counseling with David for 1 month addictions, and self esteem

I like Dr. David- he tells it how it is and what you need to hear, not what you want to hear.

Written by A.A on Nov 30, 2016 after counseling with David for 4 months stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and depression

I found his services very helpful and would recommend his help to anyone in need.

Written by C.A on Nov 01, 2016 after counseling with David for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and career

From my first session with David It was clear that I have finally found a therapist that I could work with as he understood my situation right away from his vast experience. His humanness, empathy and compassion are clearly evident from the non-judgemental and pragmatic approach in our sessions. I have been challenged to reflect on many pertinent issues and commit myself to making changes in my attitude that I have avoided over the last couple of years. I definitely look forward to our sessions as they always yield great insights. He has been a great blessing and support during a difficult transition in my life.

Written by A.U on Oct 09, 2016 after counseling with David for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

He understands me. He doesn't give me yes or nos or tells me what to which I wanted but he makes me make the decisions myself which I now respect and appreciate.

Written by D.O on Aug 29, 2016 after counseling with David for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

I want to thank David for all of his help. He is very insightful, and I really appreciate his approach. I am "through to the other side of the issue" now and I am Ok to deal with this on my own from here. Thank-you, you have made a difference and had an impact.

Written by R.A on Jun 29, 2016 after counseling with David for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

David is amazing and great help to my wounded emotional self.

Written by L.A on Apr 04, 2016 after counseling with David for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, and anger

Very thoughtful, kind, considerate and caring.
David is very prompt at replying and asks all the right questions.
After previous disappointing experiences with therapists, I am very appreciative to have someone like David in my life, and have considerably improved with my issues from the first week I started with him.
David maintains ethical boundaries and genuinely cares about his clients.
I would without hesitation recommend David to anyone needing professional support.

Written by C.H on Apr 03, 2016 after counseling with David for 1 month stress, anxiety, grief, and depression

David is a very good therapist who seems to really understand my problems. I feel like he genuinely cares about helping me. I would definitely recommend David Neuman.

Written by A.N on Mar 20, 2016 after counseling with David for 5 months stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

I think David Neuman is fantastic. He is very aware and very considerate. He has made what seemed like a difficult period turn to strawberries and cream. Crikey!

Written by M.E on Feb 22, 2016 after counseling with David for 4 months stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

David Neuman has been very attentive and available. I really appreciate his assistance.

Written by R.Y on Feb 13, 2016 after counseling with David for 5 months stress, anxiety, relationship, anger, career, and depression

David is great. Honest, straightforward and no BS which I really appreciate. Highly recommended.

Written by D.U on Jan 24, 2016 after counseling with David for 5 months

David is a great man and will do anything he can to help you in the situation you may be in. He is very thoughtful and to the point. I believe he has an answer for anything you could ask him. I'm very happy to have him in my corner.

Written by K.O on Jan 17, 2016 after counseling with David for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, career, and depression

Dave has really helped me put my life into perspective and asked questions that are productive.

Written by M.A on Dec 16, 2015 after counseling with David for 7 months stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

I have had several therapists, and none of them compare to David Neuman. He is beyond great, he is exceptional!

Written by T.A on Dec 04, 2015 after counseling with David for 2 days

Omg I love David. We've been communicating only a few days, and he's helped ease my mind and helped me start fixing my relationship. He's very honest and considerate. I definitely recommend him! Thanks again David, I really appreciate it and thanks to BetterHelp for making this possible.

Written by L.S on Nov 11, 2015 after counseling with David for 3 weeks relationship

I have nothing to complain about. He expresses ideas clearly and has a warm personality.

Written by G.E on Nov 04, 2015 after counseling with David for 2 weeks trauma and abuse

David Neuman is amazing at his job and cares about his clients.
He has helped me so much in a short space of time. He is so quick at responding to you and always tells you when he will be unavailable to reply to you. I think the best thing I have ever done is sign up to BetterHelp and I feel so lucky to have him as a therapist, he is always totally honest with you whilst remaining sympathetic and caring. He has a great sense of humour also and knows when to use it and when not to. Anyone who has the chance of working with him is extremely lucky, I genuinely feel like he has shown me the correct way to live my life and actually saved it in a way. I would describe him as an amazing person and therapist.

Written by K.S on Oct 20, 2015 after counseling with David for 5 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and depression

After an initial mismatch, I was paired with David and I am very glad I gave it a second chance because he was exactly what I was looking for, even though I didn't know it at the time. During our exchanges, he asks me very thoughtful and relevant questions that really make me think and he is very good at not letting me dodge the tough ones that will have the most impact. You can also tell that he really cares about helping his clients; his response time is second to none and he has been incredibly supportive when I needed it the most. I am very lucky to have him helping me and would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone considering counseling.

Written by S.H on Oct 05, 2015 after counseling with David for 4 months

Being matched with David Neuman has been a gift! You know from the moment you begin working with him that he loves the work he does. He is not only skilled at what he does, but he displays much caring and compassion! He is honest and forthright and has an uncanny ability to focus in on issues that need to be addressed and shows a deep understanding of people and the human condition. He is ethical and trustworthy, and you get the sense that even though you haven't known him for a long time that he is in tune with you and your problems/issues at the moment you begin to work with him. If you are looking for a therapist you can trust and one who is able to blend a straightforward, nonjudgmental approach with a caring demeanor and a fabulous sense of humor, then David Neuman is the person for you. He is quick to respond to messages and is available for more in depth phone sessions. I have truly been blessed to have been matched with and work with David! Thank you David!

Written by B.E on Sep 15, 2015 after counseling with David for 4 months

Tells you like it is. Really great advise and help

Written by A.N on Aug 22, 2015 after counseling with David for 10 months lgbt, relationship, and self esteem

Very helpful and really pays attention and asks the RIGHT questions... even when I avoid them.

Written by M.A on Jul 31, 2015 after counseling with David for 4 months

David is absolutely wonderful. I've been to a few therapists over the years but none of them has been as helpful as he has. David responds to my posts very quickly and he helps me work through the issues I'm dealing with.

Written by S.O on Jun 24, 2015 after counseling with David for 4 months relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

David is very prompt with responding to messages. He has a very neutral way of approaching things without trying to lead things in one direction or another. I find his perspective and way of making me cognizant about things very refreshing.

Written by B.A on May 20, 2015 after counseling with David for 1 month

David Neuman has been very helpful. He responds quickly, is very insightful, sensitive, understanding, eloquent, and has a great sense of humor. I would recommend him highly.

Written by E.D on May 04, 2015 after counseling with David for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and depression

OMG, what can I say about this man other than he is GREAT. He responds immediately and if he has not heard from me, he will check up on me. But most of all, I knowo he takes time to read my thoughts, becasue he sends very speciifc and responsive replies to whatever i write.

May I say that i will continue this online therapy, because of the therapist i was paired with - excellent - I thank you and thank him for being there for me

If i must rate him - on a scale of 1-5 he definitely gets a 5+ Star rating

Written by C.A on May 03, 2015 after counseling with David for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, career, and depression

David is a good listener. He's able to bring insight to reveal things that are taking place in your comprehension you may not have been aware of before. He helps you to pronounce good behavioral health and steer away from bad and unhealthy habits.

Written by L.A on Apr 24, 2015 after counseling with David for 2 months

I cannot say enough positive things about David. I feel so lucky to have been matched to such a forth-coming, empathetic, professional, and insightful therapist via Better Help. No matter what you may be dealing with, David will guide you to new perspective and self-discovery. His passion for truly helping others is apparent in every message and phone session.

Written by A.M on Apr 21, 2015 after counseling with David for 1 week stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and depression

David is excellent , he gets straight to the point in a problem and help me solve all of mine within a week. He opened my eyes from his view to the anxiety I had in life and has changed me for the better .

Written by G.I on Apr 01, 2015 after counseling with David for 3 weeks

David is really great at getting back to you when you need to talk to him. He is honest and straight to the point which is really great in a situation where you are speaking online.
David will also check in on me once a week if he has not hear from me. This gives me the opportunity to check in with myself as well.

Written by H.I on Mar 28, 2015 after counseling with David for 1 month

I really enjoy having David available at any time. He is responsive in a timely manner and addresses each and every concern no matter how trivial or how numerous. I have had several therapists in the past but none have been so direct or spoken with such candor. I appreciate honest, clear, and sometimes the uncomfortable messages I need to hear that David is able to deliver in a therapeutic fashion.

Written by K.A on Mar 06, 2015 after counseling with David for 4 months stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

The best!!!!

Written by K.R on Mar 01, 2015 after counseling with David for 4 months stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

I am going through a marriage seperation. We have 2 children and have been together for 22 years and this is not what I want. David has been instrumental in keeping me calm, helping me to seek clarity, to be the best, most kind person I can be. Maybe with David's help, my husband will see this.

David is extremely prompt and for the most part is back to me within an hour (unless he is sleeping or having time for himself).

I am blessed to have found him. I value his support and I really don't think I could have coped without him.

Kris

Written by L.A on Jan 09, 2015 after counseling with David for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and depression

David is fantastic. He is so intelligent, and responds so quickly. I always feel so much better after I talk to him.

Written by M.I on Nov 28, 2014 after counseling with David for 3 days lgbt, relationship, grief, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

I am amazed at how quickly David responds. He is easy to talk to , and really is helping me work through some relationship issues. He was great on our phone session. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who needs a good counselor.

Written by T.E on Nov 20, 2014 after counseling with David for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

David Neuman has been and is a great support for me. I have never had counseling before because I was afraid and embarrassed to talk about my issues.
David Neuman made me feel comfortable from the first day. I also feel I can depend on him to be there whenever I need to talk and he always responds quickly which helps a great deal.

Written by V.A on Nov 07, 2014 after counseling with David for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

David Neuman is very knowledgeable, professional and quick to point out the positive points of a situation. He has helped me in such a short amount of time. I am privileged to have the opportunity to work with him.

Written by W.H on Nov 04, 2014 after counseling with David for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

David is great. Within our first few messages he was able to really clarify several of my issues that had been weighing me down. He is also wonderful with helping you develop a plan to help you as you work through your troubles. When you begin lag, he will follow up with you to get you going again. I have really enjoyed his sessions and would recommend him.

Written by A.N on Oct 30, 2014 after counseling with David for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

I have copied/pasted a review I wrote about Betterhelp in another website:

"I have been struggling with depression for more than 1 year and have been taking anti-depressants with little improvement. I know therapy is important, but in the area where I live it is very hard to find therapists who accept insurance. Therapists normally charge between $150-225 per session, and like many people, I cannot afford these rates. After searching online, I found Better Help. I am extremely happy with my counselor. He has been insightful and always asks the right questions to help me make decisions. I can say that within a few weeks I am finally feeling more in control of my life and with the appropriate tools to continue getting better. He replies promptly and advises whether he will be unavailable."

Written by J.A on Oct 19, 2014 after counseling with David for 2 weeks lgbt, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting, and depression

David is so quick to respond, and shocked me with how quickly he helped me resolve one of my biggest anxiety triggers. I can't believe how helpful he's been in such a short amount of time.