Daniel  Gaztambide

Daniel Gaztambide

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for daytime & evening appointments in Chelsea practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Race and cultural identity
  • Relationships
  • Young adults/young adults of color
  • Depression

Professional statement

Daniel Gaztambide is a Licensed Psychologist in Midtown, Manhattan who specializes in anxiety, relationship challenges, self-esteem issues, identity development, and trauma recovery. He especially enjoys working with adults in their 20s and 30s who are experiencing difficulty in their romantic lives. He also enjoys working with people of color and has a deep understanding of the unique challenges that they face.

Dr. Gaztambide utilizes a multitude of evidence-based treatments to reduce anxiety symptoms and help clients feel more empowered and confident. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), short-term Psychodynamic therapy, exposure therapy, and skills work. He collaborates with his patients to find the most effective treatment plan that meets their needs and goals. He works with each client to discover strategies that help make them feel more comfortable in intimate relationships and more secure in who they are as a person. He also uses numerous standardized measurements to track progress and ensure his clients are meeting their goals and noticing improvements.

Dr. Gaztambide is personable and conversational. He uses humor when appropriate to make his clients feel more at ease, and he believes that everyone deserves to find that person who makes them feel safe and loved. His office is conveniently located near Penn Station.

Message to clients

Working and living in Manhattan (NYC) is already hard without worrying about how you're thinking and feeling. You want to be successful, find meaningful relationships, and live a full, happy life. So what gets in the way? You get really anxious when talking to people, and have a hard time asking for what you want. You avoid confrontation, only to later feel taken advantage of. Although this makes you feel resentful, you worry a lot about what other people think, and fear being judged. This gives you a lot of anxiety in your relationships, to the point that worry has taken over your life. Deep down, you're afraid that if you assert yourself, people will reject you.
I understand how difficult it is to live with anxiety in New York City. But the truth is anxiety shouldn't keep you from finding love, breathing easy, and being happy. I've dedicated my life to helping people improve their confidence, work through their anxiety, and get the skills to be more effective in work and their relationships, using my personal experience and the best available evidence-based practices.
I'm conversational, direct, and transparent in my approach to make sure that the treatment we use is in line with your goals and makes sense. I believe psychotherapy helps us go deep in understanding and dealing with our anxiety, and my goal is to use every tool available to make sure it works for you.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Race and cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

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

Young adults/young adults of color - Exploring challenges related to being a young adult, including graduating college, entering the working word, dating, and identity development

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Daniel Gaztambide is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? No

Chelsea practice

352 7th Avenue


New York, NY 10001


  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present

New School for Social Research, 2018 - Present

Mt. Sinai-St. Luke’s, 2016 - 2018

Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, MSW, 2015