I have 15 years of experience working very productively with couples and individuals of diverse backgrounds, ages, and sexual orientations. My job is to help you to identify dysfunctional patterns of thought and behavior that contribute to - even perpetuate - the difficulties you are having. Working collaboratively, our focus in therapy is on removing psychological and behavioral obstacles that prevent you from reaching your goals and having better relationships.
My approach is supportive, empathetic and, above all, pragmatic. While I believe that understanding the past is essential, change occurs in the present. I will challenge you to be an active partner in therapy and to work toward ongoing insight, growth, and positive change both in and outside of sessions.
My experience ranges from psychotherapy and assessment of families, adults, and couples to counseling trauma survivors and persons with major illness. Whether you seek to make a major change, overcome a life blow or obstacle - or break a chronic pattern - I will strive to meet you where you are at.
Call or Email David Amarel for a free phone consultation now - (917) 791-1180


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: New York University
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License No. and State: 015685 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $190
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Problem-Focused
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015
David Amarel, PhD, Psychologist in New York

David Amarel

Psychologist, PhD