About David Steinberg, PhD, LCSW | Philadelphia | New York City

I practice as a psychotherapist in both Philadelphia and New York City. I began in the mental health and healing fields in 1986, when I served a Dartmouth College Fellowship at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. I was struck by the resiliency of the children at the institute, many of who were terribly abused and neglected.

After a stint in the film and music world, I attended and graduated from Smith College School for Social Work’s Masters program. Post graduation I spent four years working for the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services while completing their in-service training program and advanced training institute.

In 1996 I opened my private practice in New York City and have continued to work with individuals, couples, and families. In addition to doing relational therapy, I have also explored meditation, yoga, hypnosis, and alternative forms of healing. Along the way I achieved my PhD in clinical social work from New York University, where I researched the role that relationships play in chronic pain disorders. My work has brought me experience with psychiatric social work, treating trauma, anxiety and doing couples therapy/counseling. I believe that each of us is unique and requires individualized attention and care.