David Spinka, LCSW
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David Spinka, LCSW's style🧘 Calm 🥇 Empowering 💙 Warm 💡 Solution-oriented
Why David Spinka, LCSW chose to be in the helping profession
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the changes happening in your life? Are you grappling with the uncertainty of new jobs, relationships, or living situations? Do you find yourself constantly worrying about the future and struggling to make decisions in the present? If so, please know that you are not alone. I genuinely care about your well-being, and I truly understand what you're going through.
Having personally experienced multiple relocations across cities, countries, and continents, I know firsthand the challenges of adjusting to change and grappling with uncertainty when it comes to making life decisions and understanding your true self. I've been there, delaying major decisions for years, navigating the complexities of dating and committing to a life partner. These experiences have shaped my understanding and empathy for individuals facing similar struggles.
Through my own journey of therapy, graduate school, and intensive training, I have developed a profound expertise and passion for helping adults overcome anxiety and thrive in new circumstances. I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth, and I am dedicated to providing the support and guidance needed to navigate life's challenges and discover your true potential.
David Spinka, LCSW's approach
In a warm and compassionate manner, I am dedicated to helping you navigate life's challenges and providing you with practical, evidence-based skills to manage your emotions and overcome obstacles. Drawing from my extensive training in evidence-based modalities, I incorporate a range of therapeutic approaches to best support your needs.
At the core of my therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on understanding the connections between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By identifying and challenging negative thought patterns, we can work together to develop healthier coping strategies and enhance your ability to manage anxiety effectively.
In addition to CBT, I integrate principles and techniques from other evidence-based modalities, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Positive Psychology. These approaches provide valuable tools for promoting acceptance, mindfulness, emotional regulation, and personal growth. I firmly believe in adopting a strengths-based perspective, recognizing and harnessing your unique strengths to empower you on your journey toward positive change.
Throughout our therapeutic journey, my focus remains on creating a supportive and collaborative space where you feel heard, validated, and understood. I am committed to tailoring our sessions to your specific needs and goals, providing guidance and encouragement as we work together to overcome challenges and foster personal growth.
What you can expect from sessions with David Spinka, LCSW
This will be a sacred space where you can freely release your burdens and be truly heard. It is your time to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and understanding, uncovering the depths of who you are.
Together, we will identify and explore your core values, those guiding principles that define your authentic self. With this newfound clarity, we will work collaboratively to develop a tangible action plan, one that aligns with your goals and aspirations. This plan will serve as a compass, guiding you toward a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
In our sessions, you will acquire practical skills that empower you to effectively manage your emotions, confront your fears, and thrive in the face of new challenges. Drawing from evidence-based techniques and therapeutic approaches, I will equip you with invaluable tools tailored to your unique needs. Through this transformative process, you will develop resilience and a sense of empowerment to navigate life's twists and turns.
Now is the time to make a commitment to yourself, invest in your own growth, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal development. By taking this step, you are opening yourself up to a life that is more connected, meaningful, and serene. Are you ready to embrace this opportunity, dive deep into your inner world, and create the life you desire? Together, we will walk this path, supporting and guiding you toward a more authentic and fulfilling existence.
David Spinka, LCSW's experience working with the Jewish community
Having worked closely with individuals within the Jewish community, I bring a deep understanding of their unique experiences and challenges. Growing up in London, studying in Israel, and settling in New York have exposed me to the diverse dynamics and values that shape Jewish lives.
I am well-versed in the joys and complexities of navigating Jewish identity, the interplay between tradition and modernity, and the importance of community and belonging. Drawing from this knowledge, I strive to create a safe and supportive space for individuals within the Jewish community to explore their personal journeys, faith, and cultural heritage.
It is an honor for me to be a part of the Jewish community, and I am dedicated to helping you navigate the challenges you may face while embracing the richness of your Jewish heritage. Together, we can work towards healing, self-discovery, and personal growth within the context of your unique Jewish experience.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Positive Psychology
People I work withAdults
Personal religious affiliationsOrthodox
Jewish community experienceExtensive
Licensed to work inNew York, Pennsylvania
Where people can see me in personManhattan
225 West 83rd Street, New York, NY, USA, New York, New York
8 years in practice
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker by New York 2021. License number 090713
- Masters of Social Work , by New York University , 2016,