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David Gwin

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York
Couples counseling-Relationships-Anxiety-Identity development-Existential challenges-Career counseling-
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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.

Work and Education

Private Practice
New York School of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Antioch University, MFT, 1996
Certificate in Emotional Focus Therapy for Couples
Certificate in Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy




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


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

Locations & Hours


David Gwin is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

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

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing

Client testimonials

"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."
- Zencare client January 2018
"He was very helpful and easy to reach. Thank you!"
- Zencare client June 2022

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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