Dylan  West

Dylan West

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Flatiron District practice (updated November 14, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Panic

Professional statement

Dylan West is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Flatiron, Manhattan. He specializes in stress management, relationship issues, bipolar presentations, and depression. Dylan has deep expertise in supporting patients with anxiety and panic attacks, and is dedicated to helping clients successfully confront these challenges and proactively prevent their occurrence.

With extensive training in Gestalt therapy, Dylan uses experiential approaches to help clients increase their self-awareness and groundedness in the present moment. His approach is highly tailored to each client's individual needs, drawing from therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, with a strong background in mindfulness.

Dylan emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship and has a deep appreciation for his clients' resilience in the face of stressful situations, including transitions in work and relationships. His practice is dedicated to providing a caring, non-judgmental environment to allow clients to feel comfortable in opening up.


Message to clients

Finding the right therapist can be a tough and even daunting experience. It's difficult to tell if a therapist is right for you based on a blurb, photo or even a video. I don't claim to know that we'll be a perfect fit but if I believe I can help you, I'll tell you. If not, I'll refer you to someone who I think can. I regard myself as a warm and compassionate therapist who is supportive as well as direct and challenging when required. I am passionate about my work and find it fulfilling and energizing.
The majority of my post-graduate psychotherapy training is in the field of Gestalt therapy and so I emphasize present moment awareness. My experience tells me that deepening awareness of thoughts, feelings and behaviors is the first step toward gaining relief, healing and experiencing positive change.
Although I believe in general guiding principles, I don't believe 'one size fits all' so, together, we'll collaborate to develop a course of therapy based on your specific needs. I look forward to hearing from you.


Specialties

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

Stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging interpersonal relationships

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Panic - Sudden, overwhelming panic attacks accompanied by physical symptoms of anxiety and fear


General expertise


Insurance

Dylan West is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Flatiron District practice

125 East 23rd Street

Suite 304

New York, NY 10010

Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice: 2015 - Present

Fifth Avenue Counseling Center, 2013 - Present

Blanton Peale Counseling Center: 2011 - 2013

Hunter College, MSW, 2012


Languages

  • English