Daniel Shabtai

Therapist, LMHC

  • Virtual Sessions
  • Accepting New Clients
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Daniel Shabtai

Daniel Shabtai's style

🎯 Direct 💙 Warm 😃 Humorous 💪 Challenging

Why Daniel Shabtai chose to be in the helping profession

Hey! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York City who specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and chronic illness. Whether you feel burned out by work, are having difficulty with loved ones, or are experiencing any form of chronic illness, I believe that therapy can help you get to where you want to be. I generally work with clients who are 18+ and who are experiencing some kind of difficulty in their lives. I use multiple therapeutic orientations including mindfulness exercises, Person-Centered psychotherapy, and traditional psychodynamic therapy. I strive to be as genuine as possible with my clients, and my style of therapy can be a bit more informal than what you might be accustomed to. I generally facilitate therapy sessions so that they feel more conversational than one-sided.
I was raised in an Orthodox household and attended Yeshiva until after high school. I received my BA from Yeshiva University and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Touro College. I am currently enrolled as a doctoral student in Pace University where I am studying different forms of stress and our reactions to them.

Daniel Shabtai's approach

My approach to therapy is a Person-Centered/Rogerian approach. I generally find that the rapport built between clients and clinicians to be the biggest factor in cultivating change through therapy. I strive to understand my clients within the context of their lives and to be as genuine as possible with them. I often include humor and being direct in sessions as well.

What you can expect from sessions with Daniel Shabtai

You can expect a non-judgmental and open minded clinician who will work with you through whatever concerns you want to manage. I find that small, incremental goals are the pathway to success, and in our sessions we will break down the necessary steps to achieve your goals and dreams. I am also slightly more informal than some therapists you may have seen before either personally or via media.

Daniel Shabtai's experience working with the Jewish community

I grew up in a Modern Orthodox community in Brooklyn, and went to Jewish schools from first grade until I graduated college from Yeshiva University.


  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based


  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cancer
  • Candida
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dating
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Drug Abuse
  • Infidelity
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Personality issues & disorders
  • Premarital counseling
  • Relationships
  • Sexual health & dysfunction
  • Social Skills
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transitions & Change
  • Trauma

Languages spoken

English Hebrew

People I work with

Adults Elders (65+) Individuals

Personal religious affiliations

Modern Orthodox

Daniel Shabtai's experience working with the Jewish community


525 East 72nd Street, New York, NY 10021, USA

  • Virtual Sessions

5 years in practice


Licensed Mental Health Counselor by New York 2021. License number 011801


Licensed Mental Health Counselor by Touro College 2018
Doctor of Philosophy by Pace University 2024

Average costs per session

$175 - $200

Payment Methods

  • Credit Card
  • Venmo

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