David Kelly Gwin

David Kelly Gwin

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Murray Hill practice (updated April 18, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Identity development
  • Existential challenges
  • Career counseling

Professional statement

David Kelly Gwin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Midtown, Manhattan. With a background in marriage and family therapy, the focus of his practice is in couples counseling. He is passionate about working with couples to reconcile differences, improve communication, and restore a positive connection. By facilitating an open dialogue, Kelly helps couples make actionable changes and develop insight into relationship patterns. In addition to couples counseling, he sees individuals for concerns related to anxiety, depression, identity development, existential challenges, and career counseling.

Kelly's style is interactive and action-oriented. His work with couples is informed by Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), in which he has been extensively trained. Depending on each client’s specific needs, he draws upon cognitive or psychodynamic approaches as well.

Friendly and supportive, Kelly strives to create a safe environment for open and honest conversation. His Madison Ave office is conveniently located steps away from Grand Central.

Message to clients

I am an interactive psychotherapist with advanced experience in Couples Therapy, Cognitive Therapy and Modern Psychodynamic Therapy. I help individuals and couples suffering from symptoms of depression, anxiety or problems in their relationships. Often clients come to me feeling stuck or confused about relationships and careers that keep them from engaging more fully in life. I help them to understand the problems, remove the obstacles, and live a life more in tune with their true nature. Having grown up in a family of therapists and worked through many of my own similar issues, I know personally and professionally the vast rewards of good therapy.
I work eclectically on relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety while assisting my clients in clearly understanding their own way of thinking, feeling, and behaving. At times I will use a more cognitive approach and other times a more psychodynamic approach. The orientation depends upon the client's specific needs.
I offer a safe, warm, friendly environment where we can communicate openly with one another and work on the issues at hand; it is a healthy and informative process where clients find that not only the relationship with themselves improve, but also those with others.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

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

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Existential challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

General expertise


David Gwin 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

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Murray Hill practice

280 Madison Avenue

Suite 305

New York, NY 10016

  • Mon 3:00pm-8:15pm
  • Tue 3:00pm-8:15pm
  • Wed 3:00pm-8:15pm
  • Thu 3:00pm-8:15pm
  • Fri 3:00pm-8:15pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice

Certificate in Emotional Focus Therapy for Couples

Certificate in Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

New York School of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Antioch University, MFT, 1996


  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

I felt very comforted. Kelly was able to hone in on my issues in one relatively short conversation, and I felt comfortable I could work with him.

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