David Ochshorn


About Me

Life is filled with obstacles that have to be negotiated on a daily basis in order for us to move forward. I've helped adolescents, adults and couples do this by working through- and in developing coping strategies to use in addressing- many issues, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, related mood disorders, addiction, loss, grief, severe mental illness, trauma, family conflict and uncertainty about a direction in life. Through 'straight'- honest- talk, deep reflection, exploration, identification and acknowledgement of the problem, I can help you develop effective ways to 'free up' the oftentimes fixed and toxic self-perceptions that may be holding you back.

By providing a comfortable and safe space to do so, I help people explore, honestly assess and clarify how they have been dealing, thus far, in addressing an issue, 'where' they would like to 'get to' in managing it and in developing new, healthier coping strategies to use in 'working through' the problem.

Additionally, being a parent, raising two children, locally, in Brooklyn, having taught public high school and college for over 12 years, formerly, I understand the demands and issues related to adolescents and academic achievement. Please contact me to set up a consultation.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #R070110-01 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Written by L.E. on Apr 28, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Hes funny and knowledgeable

Written by A.M. on Mar 23, 2021 after counseling with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

David gives me the space I need to work on my problems, while carefully guiding me on the side. I really appreciate his direct manner and the reinforcement he gives me to empower myself.

Written by A.N. on Mar 19, 2021 after counseling with David for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

David was a great help in talking my partner and I though big decisions in our life. (Marriage, job changes, buying an apt, navigating a pandemic!) He gave us strategies for communication and a space to talk about sticky conversations. He really understands the challenges of living and loving in NYC! Would highly recommend:)

Written by M.I. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

David has been great and has listened intently to our concerns. He has helped give me perspective on the communications issues in my relationship with my spouse. Even though our sessions are virtual both my husband and I feel as though David has helped to cultivate a safe environment to address our issues in a constructive way.