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Gerald Zirin

Psychologist, PsyDLicensed Clinical Psychologist, LCP
NebraskaArizonaColoradoDelaware
Relationship issues- Anxiety - Depression- Addiction-Chronic pain-Anger management-

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Professional statement

Dr. G. David Zirin is a licensed clinical psychologist that has provided psychotherapy services for 25 years. The first meeting is without charge to help you find out whether you think his approach is what you are looking for. He currently provides services by telehealth only, which he has found allows for the same quality of connection as in-office visits, with greater convenience, allowing for greater work-life balance. He is PsyPact Certified, which allows him to provide services to clients most states.

He earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston, an MA in Counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and is cross-trained as an addiction’s specialist. He worked for 20 years providing psychotherapy at a federal community hospital, leaving to start his private practice during the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020.

His specialized area of research is communication theory, which he applies to helping clients communicate with others with greater clarity and care, resolving conflicts more effectively, and can be used to improve relationships of all kinds, including romantic, friendships, coworkers, and supervisors.

He has extensive experience in helping clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, social isolation, history of trauma, chronic pain and illness, addiction, anger problems, and relational conflicts. Many clients he works with are looking for emotional support and greater direction in life.

Dr. Zirin teaches you tools to learn a variety of skills to help you live a calmer, more passionate life, with greater clarity of purpose. Some of the approaches he uses includes: Empathic Listening without judgment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Communication Skills Training, Mindfulness Practices (such as meditation and journaling), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.


Message to clients

I make an effort to create a safe place where you can talk about whatever is going on. I use a variety of therapy tools to help you with your unique goals, interests, and needs. With my integrative approach in combining different therapy tools, I will help you learn how to: •Think more clearly about the problems that you are faced with. •Gain heightened clarity about your life's goals and purpose. •Find greater calmness through relaxation strategies and meditation. •Communicate in a more effective and constructive way, improving your relationships. •Live more fully with passion and feeling.

I believe that each person benefits from an approach that fits with your current personality style and enhances what you already know how to do. I work to help you overcome whatever obstacles interfere with your being more active in a meaningful and fulfilling life. I balance listening to your unique story, while giving guidance on how to use actionable therapy tools. I provide written materials on how to use these tools, which you can use in between meetings. Homework is suggested but not required.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 44 years

VinFen, Master's Level Counselor
Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist

William James College, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, 1996
California Institute of Integral Studies, MA in Integral Counseling, 1980

Licensure

Arizona: 4058 - Massachusetts: 73007

Languages

English

Specialties

Relationship issues - 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)

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

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • American University Student Health Insurance (CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Colorado State University Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Medicare
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • Tricare
  • University of Colorado Boulder Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • University of Houston Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • University of Texas at Austin Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$163 (53min)
  • Initial session:$166 (53min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly