David Ochshorn

LCSW
Therapist David Ochshorn Photo

About Me

Life is filled with obstacles that have to be negotiated on a daily basis in order for us to move forward. I've helped adolescents, adults and couples do this by working through- and in developing coping strategies to use in addressing- many issues, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, related mood disorders, addiction, loss, grief, severe mental illness, trauma, family conflict and uncertainty about a direction in life. Through 'straight'- honest- talk, deep reflection, exploration, identification and acknowledgement of the problem, I can help you develop effective ways to 'free up' the oftentimes fixed and toxic self-perceptions that may be holding you back.

By providing a comfortable and safe space to do so, I help people explore, honestly assess and clarify how they have been dealing, thus far, in addressing an issue, 'where' they would like to 'get to' in managing it and in developing new, healthier coping strategies to use in 'working through' the problem.

Additionally, being a parent, raising two children, locally, in Brooklyn, having taught public high school and college for over 12 years, formerly, I understand the demands and issues related to adolescents and academic achievement. Please contact me to set up a consultation.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #R070110-01 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Ochshorn. 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 by S.T. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dave is great to work with. I would definitely recommend him.

Written by A.L. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

David is very good to talk to. He's a talker as well, so there aren't the long awkward silences that are common in some therapy sessions. However, he's also a good listener and let's you move the conversation towards topics that you wish to discuss. Recommended.

Written by H.A. on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Two sessions in and I can that in addition to being an astute therapist, David is a kind and generous human being. He listens, processes, shares and stays on message. I am looking forward to making my life better with his help.

Written by E.R. on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with David for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

David helped me through my separation from my wife. It was one of the most difficult times of my life. David was there for me and did a great job to support and help me through this struggle.

Written by N.E. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with David for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management

David is supportive and positive and a great listener.

Written by P.A. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Understanding and considerate in regards to my needs. Beyond helpful to the process of bettering myself. Thank you.

Written by K.A. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

David is compassionate, understanding, and easy to talk to. He will give it to you straight when you need to hear it and he will also give you a pep talk when he senses you need to be reassured. A very real and relatable person who wants you to succeed in finding your whole and happy self.

Written by A.N. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

David is amazing :)

Written by D.A. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

After just one session with David, I can tell that he will continue to be a valuable resource to me as I continue this pursuit of mental clarity. He's kind, but real. Blunt, but empathetic. He's clearly a smart individual with a lot of help to give. I look forward to talking more with David.

Written by K.A. on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

David has a wonderful energy that makes me feel heard and encouraged. He is very open and quick to pick up on your cues.

Written by G.R. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

David is great counselor. He’s always receptive and will take in every detail even on days when you’re feeling all over the place.

Written by M.A. on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with David for 9 months on issues concerning career difficulties, and coaching

David was my first therapist I’ve ever had to help me address some personal and professional mindset challenges. He truly listens to you. He’s an objective, trustworthy sounding board. He is patient, takes notes (I’m assuming, otherwise hehas an amazing memory!) and digs into the key areas that are challenging for you, not only what’s on your mind on a certain day. I am really thankful to have worked with David and highly recommend.

Written by A.M. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with David for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

My life quality is much improved with his counseling!

Written by C.A. on May 30, 2021 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

David has opened up so many things to me about myself and the roots of my struggles. His approach is one of humility and no BS. It feels like I’m talking to an old friend one on one and he allows me to take the conversation wherever I want it. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone.

Written by E.R. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

He is very under standing

Written by F.E. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

David is the first counselor that I have felt truly comfortable with. He really helps me to put things in perspective and makes me feel like I am valued.

Written by A.U. on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

David has been an enormous help to me. Not only has he helped me navigate through my anxiety, but he’s helped me identify the tools I need to get through my days in productive and healthy ways. He’s always supportive, kind, and easy to talk to. I really feel heard while talking to him. He also calls me out when I need to be, but does so in a caring and constructive way. I’m really grateful for my time with him so far! His sense of humor has helped me to feel comfortable with him, and his openness has helped me to not be afraid to be myself when communicating with him. David is awesome!

Written by C.A. on Dec 14, 2020 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

David is a very caring counselor that brings
a lot of life experience to his practice. Being in his 60s with kids - helps as well. Easy to relate to.

Written by S.T. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 months

He tells you what you need to hear in a therapeutic way not what you want to hear, great advice and highly recommended

Written by V.I. on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

This is only my third time meeting up with David for our session, but he has been very supportive so far. I feel very comfortable during our sessions and hoping that he will be able to help me!

Written by R.Y. on Nov 17, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

David is thoughtful and respectful while also pushing me when necessary. I highly recommend David to anyone in need of counseling services.

Written by S.T. on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Excellent work

Written by D.O. on Sep 24, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I have never needed to speak to anyone about anxiety or any other issues. David is easy to speak with and I enjoy are conversations.

Written by M.O. on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

After a few sessions with David, it is clear that he's in this to help and support you. He intentionally spaces out his appointments by the hour in case sessions run over, and is extremely responsive. He has been supportive and makes a point of staying on top of what currently has already amounted to a large amount of context. I have confidence in him and am looking forward to continuing!

Written by K.A. on Aug 14, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

David is a great therapist! He is nonjudgmental, kind and very understanding! Speaking to him is like speaking to a friend.

Written by S.A. on Jun 20, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

David is an incredible counselor. He is down to earth, caring and offers me words of wisdom when I need them most. I could not be happier working with him and truly look forward to our sessions. Thank you David and BetterHelp!

Written by T.A. on May 17, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

He rocks!

Written by E.M. on May 15, 2020 after therapy with David for 3 weeks

David has been a great source of support and a wonderful sounding board for me during a time of great stress/distress. His nonjudgmental, down-to-earth personality made me feel comfortable sharing anything that was weighing on me. I’m thankful to have been matched with him as my counselor and I’m grateful for the confidence he’s instilled in me. Thank you, David!

Written by S.O. on May 10, 2020 after therapy with David for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

David is the best therapist I’ve ever had. I highly recommend him.

Written by E.L. on Apr 20, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

David is super supportive. I really am enjoying my interactions with him and he has been very helpful in helping me see my problems for what they are.

Written by C.H. on Apr 20, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have only had two sessions with David so far but they have gone well and I look forward to digging deeper into some of the issues we have discussed thus far.

Written by V.I. on Mar 30, 2020 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

He is a very down to earth, understanding and a great therapist.

Written by S.I. on Mar 19, 2020 after therapy with David for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

David was very understanding of my issues and helped me to see the bigger picture behind it all. He helped me to realize that we are all humans and mistakes happen. He told me to take it easy on myself. I really appreciate you!

Written by M.A. on Mar 18, 2020 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

David is a fantastic conversationalist. He has instilled positivity back into my life with our chats, and I have looked forward to talking with him. Fantastic therapist and all around great guy.

Written by V.I. on Mar 17, 2020 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Working with David has helped me in many good ways and I feel a lot better about myself and I'm more aware of others! Thank You!