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David Spinka

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Anxiety - Life transitions-Dating- Work stress-Panic attacks / panic disorder-Phobias & fears-

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Professional statement

David Spinka is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who practices in Manhattan's Upper West Side.

David specializes in Adult Anxiety, helping people struggling with a wide range of stressors.

David has particular expertise in helping people who are overwhelmed with the changes happening in their lives. This can include getting a new job or being out of one, the ending of a relationship or the beginning of one, moving cities or becoming a parent for the first time.

In a warm and supportive manner David helps clients learn practical, evidence based skills to manage their emotions, face their fears and thrive in new circumstances. He helps them gain a deeper understanding of themselves, identifying their core values and developing a tangible action plan to meet their goals.

David's therapeutic approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and integrates principles and techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Positive Psychology.

Graduating from New York University, David gained extensive training in each of these modalities, utilizing their methods as the Director of Wellness in the Workplace for the Center for Anxiety (Manhattan) and running DBT groups.

David offers telehealth therapy for anyone living in New York State, allowing for sessions to be conducted from the comfort of one's home.

Message to clients

Do you find yourself constantly worrying about the future but feel unable to make decisions in the present?

Stressed. Uncertain. Stuck.

You are not alone. I care and I get it.

As someone who moved cities, countries and continents multiple times and who delayed almost every major life decision by at least a year (and in the case of dating and committing to a life partner, almost 10 years) I understand the difficulties with adjusting to change and uncertainty about making decisions or knowing who you really are.

This is going to be your time to finally understand yourself, learn how to regulate your emotions and thrive in new circumstances.

I look forward to connecting and seeing if we could be a good fit to work together.

Are you ready to finally invest in yourself and start living a more connected, meaningful and calmer life?

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice
The Center for Anxiety
Ohel Regional Family Center

New York University , Masters of Social Work , 2016


New York: 090713




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

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

Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Phobias & fears - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear, anxiety, and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces


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

Locations & Hours


David Spinka 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:$300 (45min)
  • Initial session:$500 (60min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I provide billing receipts which can be submitted to insurance companies for reimbursement of 60 - 90 percent of session fee, depending on your insurance plan.

Client testimonials

"Very honest and forthcoming"
- Zencare client July 2023
"Great empathy. Very professional. Extremely competent."
- Zencare client July 2023


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