Dan  Sharir

Dan Sharir

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Upper West Side practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Group therapy
  • Relationships
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

During this difficult period of COVID-19, Dan works remotely via thera-link or doxy.me, HIPAA-compliant teleconferencing tools. Insurance is accepted.

Dan Sharir is a Clinical Psychologist in the Upper West Side of Manhattan specializing in anxiety, depression, and addiction, especially with alcohol. He has experience working with adults across the lifespan and tailors his treatment approaches to each client’s needs and goals.

Dan takes a skills-based treatment approach to therapy that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness practices. He helps new clients define their symptoms and determine if they have an anxiety disorder or clinical depression. He then works with them to identify triggers and explore their thought processes. His clients leave sessions with new coping techniques and mindfulness strategies to help control their thoughts. Dan also encourages changes in behaviors, like developing a daily routine or engaging more with others. He utilizes a similar treatment approach when working with clients who are navigating addiction to help them change their thought patterns and associated behaviors.

Having over a decade of experience in the mental health field, Dan has a deep understanding of the various challenges individuals face and what it takes for them to take control of their lives. His office is conveniently located near the 72nd street subway station.

Message to clients

I provide you with a supportive and non-judgmental place to share your thoughts and feelings. I try to help you understand what is happening and make changes to the way that you think about yourself and your problems.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Addictions - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Group therapy - Offers group therapy sessions

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Mindfulness - Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)

Dan Sharir is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Healthfirst

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Sharir can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper West Side practice

263 West End Avenue

Suite 1E

New York, NY 10023


  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Wellness Mental Health Counseling, 2014 - Present

Touro College, Associate Professor, 2007 - Present

Citicare, 2013 - 2016

Interborough Counseling, 2010 - 2012

Walden University, PhD, 2017

Touro College, MHC, 2007

Touro University International, PhD, 2005




Therapy Groups

Dan  Sharir
Depression Therapy Group

This weekly group run by Dr. Dan Sharir, PhD provides a safe and supportive atmosphere for individuals struggling with depression to decrease isolation and increase helpful coping strategies.