Diane Spear, LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
Burdening friends with your troubles drains your friends and leaves your problems intact, because friends aren't qualified to deal with your underlying issues. Through a warm and caring connection, I'll guide you as we explore issues that interfere with satisfaction in love, work, and play. So, if you're dealing with a difficult boss or the challenges of parenting, trying to start a relationship or moving on after a breakup, mourning a loss or experiencing a creative block, call me for reality-based therapy to help you find the joy in everyday life.
I provide individual counseling, marriage and couples counseling, anxiety treatment, depression treatment, job & career support, parenting counseling, trauma treatment, and substance abuse treatment. My interactive, reality-based approach emphasizes forming a trusting relationship to uncover and understand the positive and negative factors from your past that shape your present.
My style incorporates active and compassionate listening, collaborative exploration, and a ready sense of humor. We'll work together to make your life more satisfying. In person at Union Square/East Village NYC office, or by phone or Skype elsewhere. I'm a nationally published relationship author.
Call or Email Diane Spear for a free phone consultation now - (212) 353-0296


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: New York University School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1995
  • License No. and State: 051475 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Borderline Personality
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Insight-oriented
  • Interactive
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality-based


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017
Diane Spear, LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York

Diane Spear

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R