Danny Sharara, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Danny  Sharara
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Danny Sharara

Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, BC-TMH American Board of Professional Psychology, ABPP Psychologist, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LCP
New York, Washington DC, New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated April 22, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Existential crisis & challenges

Professional statement

Dr. Danny Sharara is a board-certified clinical psychologist who helps early/mid-career professionals and university students work towards greater meaning and fulfillment in their lives and relationships. As a psychologist with an international background and a specialty telehealth practice that is tailored to the mental health needs of urban professionals, Danny works with clients who are based in the United States as well as those living internationally. His practice focuses on helping clients better understand themselves in order to effectively pursue their goals and build examined lives that are worth living. Many of Danny’s clients come to his office when they are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, low self-esteem, sleep troubles, procrastination, or when faced with important life decisions. Danny's practice also focuses on addressing trauma, loss, and navigating life-transitions; particularly career and relationship changes. Additionally, many of Danny's clients have sought out therapy for the first time due to stress, burn-out, and the profound psychological impact of the pandemic on their lives.

Through warm, collaborative, evidence-based psychotherapy, Danny helps clients draw on their strengths to break out of old patterns, discover new perspectives, and build the lives they want through living from their deep values. Clients have described his approach as supportive, attentive, flexible, and appropriately challenging. Danny's approach is interactive and collaborative; integrating psychodynamic, depth-oriented, existential, and humanistic approaches with contemporary evidence-based treatment modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. Also, because psychotherapy as a discipline has deep roots in both the empirical sciences as well as in philosophy, Danny's approach draws on the philosophical foundations of several contemporary schools of psychology such as Stoicism (CBT) and Zen Buddhism (ACT, Mindfulness, & DBT).


Message to clients

Finding the right therapist is important but it can also be overwhelming. Sometimes we know we need help but not what would be helpful, or what the right approach would be. I encourage you to take a chance and reach out to see if we might be a good fit. You are welcome to contact me to schedule a (no-cost) 10-15 minute phone call to talk about your interest in therapy and to answer and questions you might have. If we feel like working together might be a good fit, we can then move to schedule an initial session. I’m also happy to help with referrals.


Specialties

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Depression - Navigating feelings of sadness, loneliness, low motivation, and feeling disconnected from others and oneself. Instilling hope and facilitating lasting change through self-examination and a commitment to building a better life. Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Self-esteem - Cultivating genuine self-regard and the capacity for effective and assertive communication. Despite perhaps appearing outwardly successful and competent, you might feel like an imposter or that you are not worthy of your success and accomplishments. In therapy, we explore the relationship between self-esteem and taking meaningful responsibility for one's life. We also distinguish between personal accountability and unproductive guilt or shame.

Anxiety - Draw on evidence-based interventions to transform your relationship to anxiety and stress. Learn to manage your anxiety through mindfulness, insight, and cultivating affirming relationships. Overcome social anxiety and allow yourself to be genuinely seen and heard.

Compulsive behavior - Understanding and working through behavioral addictions (i.e. smartphone use, video games, compulsive porn consumption, workaholism, and addictive online shopping behaviors).

Existential crisis & challenges - Build an examined life that is worth living. Deepen your therapeutic work through collaboratively examining what it means to live a good life and what the role and value of meaning (even meaningful suffering) can have. How might you live more sincerely and authentically through engaging with your own finitude, vulnerability, and mortality? Find your path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness.




Clientele

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

Insurance

Danny Sharara 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: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)
  • Half session (individual psychotherapy): $150 (25min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Therapist's note

Dr. Sharara works with most clients as an out-of-network provider. His individual therapy sessions (45min) are $250 per session. A sliding scale of $200 - $250 may be available based on financial need. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement, and using an app like Reimbursify makes it easy to file claims.


Location(s)

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 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 Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-8pm
  • Tue 10am-8pm
  • Wed 10am-8pm
  • Thu 10am-8pm
  • Fri 10am-8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-8pm
  • Tue 10am-8pm
  • Wed 10am-8pm
  • Thu 10am-8pm
  • Fri 10am-8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Private Practice , Owner, 2019 - Present
Palo Alto University, Adjunct Faculty, 2019 - Present
Carnegie Mellon University, Staff Psychologist, 2018 - 2020

American Board of Professional Psychology, Board Certification Clinical Psychology (ABPP), 2021
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider, 2021
Duquesne University, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2018
New York University, M.A. Counseling Psychology, 2013
University of British Columbia, B.A. Sociology, 2011


Licensure

Pennsylvania: PS018903

New York: 024751

Arizona: PS018903

Colorado: PS0189303

Washington DC: PS018903

Alabama: PS018903

Arkansas: PS018903

Delaware: PS018903

Georgia: PS018903

Illinois: PS018903

Kentucky: PS018903

Maine: PS018903

Maryland: PS018903

Minnesota: PS018903

Missouri: PS018903

Nebraska: PS018903

Nevada: PS018903

New Hampshire: PS018903

New Jersey: PS018903

North Carolina: PS018903

Ohio: PS018903

Oklahoma: PS018903

Tennessee: PS018903

Texas: PS018903

Utah: PS018903

Virginia: PS018903

West Virginia: PS018903


Languages

English