David Perkins, LCSW (in New York State)  is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in the treatment of adults and teenagers with mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias as well as post traumatic stress disorder and anger management issues.  He also provides supportive counseling to those who are looking for a therapist to help them explore issues related to sexuality, core values and existential or spiritual issues.  

He is a professional colleague member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a graduate of Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.  David is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York.

David's primary treatment modality is cognitive behavioral therapy both classical and third wave (Acceptance and Committment Therapy and Mindfulness).  Cognitive behavioral treatment is structured and results-oriented.   Mr. Perkins also practices Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as providing a safe space for you to explore issues related to existential concerns, relationship issues and life transitions.   David will collaborate with you in setting treatment goals and accomplishing them.  Please feel free to contact him to discuss treatment possibilities via phone or email.

David Perkins is an in-network provider with most Aetna policies.  If you do not have Aetna, services may be reimburseable if  your insurance includes out of network benefits for psychotherapeutic services provided by an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker).  Mr. Perkins will provide you with receipts which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.   Make sure you discuss your coverage with your insurance provider to verify they cover out of network visits with an LCSW.  Please note that coverage varies significantly depending on your insurance policy and many policies cover only a small portion of the costs.  Sliding scale fee arrangements are also available if you do not have a policy with out of network benefits and you have a low income.

The cost of treatment is $185.00 for 45 minutes.  Initial evaluation which lasts for one hour and includes a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment is $250.00. 

Office Location in Chelsea:
49 West 24th Street, Suite 606
New York, NY  10010

Email  psychotherapistny@gmail.com  or call 718-909-0592 to discuss your needs and concerns regarding psychotherapy.  David offers a free phone  consultation at no obligation to discuss your concerns before our first meeting.  Telehealth videoconferencing appointments are available upon request.  

Below is a video of Mr. Perkins giving a brief overview of his services.





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David Perkins, Psychotherapist