Daniel  Haywood
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Daniel Haywood

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Registered Drama Therapist, RDT Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Chelsea Accepting In-person
Updated September 17, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Daniel Haywood is a Licensed Creative arts therapist, registered drama therapist and psychotherapist with more than 14 + years experience working in the mental health field. His private practice is in the heart of Chelsea New York and specializes in trauma, anxiety, life transitions, young adults dealing with college stress and cultural identity issues.

Daniel utilizes a creative, relational and psychodynamic approach framework to help clients develop a realistic and obtainable treatment plan. He is compassionate, warm with appropriate humor at times and always curious about exploring the roles his clients have adopted throughout their lives.

Due to the pandemic, Daniel currently offers remote sessions only at this time.

Message to clients

I am a licensed Creative arts therapist, registered drama therapist and Psychotherapist. I have been working in the mental health field for 15 years and have extensive experience with individual and group therapy. I aim to help my clients move toward their fullest potential. If you desire to break unhealthy dysfunctional roles in your life and want to understand how to communicate and live authentically, then you will find our work to be healing and restorative.

As a drama therapist, I offer psychotherapy through a creative and embodied approach, and also talk therapy. I believe in a collaborative process with my clients and are vital to your individualized treatment plan as we move towards obtaining your goals.


Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Daniel Haywood is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $220 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $220
  • Couples sessions: $275 (75min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Chelsea practice
112 West 27th Street, New York, New York 10001
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Please inquire about hours 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Private practice, 2014 - Present

NYU, MA, 2005
Hunter College, BA, 1999


New York: 1688



Client testimonials

"Daniel was great! He was clear about his therapy methods, pricing, sessions, etc. and I am looking forward to working with him."
- Zencare client • March 2022