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David Stahler, Clinical Psychotherapy Intern

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David (Duvi) is a graduate student in NYU's Counseling for Mental Health & Wellness program and holds an MBA from NYU Stern. He uses a client-centered, integrative approach to counseling and believes that mental health is the foundation for overall wellbeing. David is deeply committed to creating a space where clients can be their authentic selves. He brings a lighthearted and approachable energy that helps to create a comfortable and non-judgmental environment for exploration and growth. In his free time, David enjoys writing plays, playing tennis, and traveling. He draws on his experience in the creative field to approach counseling from a holistic perspective and considers the unique cultural factors that may impact his clients' mental health. With his diverse background and skillset, David looks forward to the opportunity to support you on your journey towards better mental health, fulfilling relationships, and a more meaningful life.

About David's practice



Weekdays 9am - 5pm










In-person available: Yes

Virtual available: Yes




Existential Crisis or Transition

Quarter-Life Crisis

Sexual Identity

Life Transitions

Money-Related Stress








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Get to Know David

"David is a dedicated clinician who strives to create a warm and open space for their clients to explore their concerns comfortably. He draws from evidence-based interventions to help his clients meet their goals."

Jill Mooney - Clinical Intern, Colleague

"David (Duvi) is a skilled clinician that utilizes evidence-based practices to help clients develop insight and help them achieve their goals. He provides a calm and welcoming environment for clients to explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors."

Miles Willis, Clinical Intern, Colleague

"David is a driven and inspired clinician. He seeks to engage clients and fellow clinicians in thoughtful discussion and offers a comfortable space for growth. "

Cristina Shea - LMSW, Colleague

"David is a dedicated practitioner that uses evidence-based modalities to challenge clients and provide them with the growth they seek."

Brian Marriott-Molloy- Clinical Intern, Colleague

"David provides a warm and welcoming environment for his clients to process their thoughts, experiences, and emotions. He is prioritizes offering a safe space where his clients can grow and supports his clients through any challenges they encounter."

Lisa Piccininni, Colleague

"Duvi is kind and welcoming to his clients, and fosters a therapeutic environment that promotes emotional development and maturation."

Margaret Rau- LMSW, Colleague

"Duvi is a passionate and motivated clinician who actively fosters engaging and insightful discussions. Through his curious and empathetic stance, Duvi cultivates acceptance and alliance, ensuring a space where clients can truly be authentic."

Amanda Fogel - Clinical Intern, Colleague

"David is a dedicated and talented professional who creates safe, compassionate spaces for his clients to reach their goals."

Miriam Kassow - LMSW, Colleague

"Duvi’s dynamic background leads him to be a skilled and inviting clinician. His calming presence creates a trusting space for clients' growth."

Blair Luedke - Clinical Intern, Colleague

"David (Duvi) utilizes his comedy background in therapy, bringing newness to the typical therapeutic relationship. He maintains a personable, approachable, and hardworking demeanor to accentuate his education to help bring about change for his clients!"

Kyle McEvoy - LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, LPC, Colleague

"Duvi is kind, supportive, and dedicated to providing his clients with a safe and warm environment. His approach is insightful and thoughtful, and his experience gives him a unique and beneficial perspective with his client work!"

Kate Jamison - Clinical Intern, Colleague

"Duvi is a kind and accepting clinician who is passionate about helping others. He is dedicated to creating a safe space for clients to work on anxiety, depression, and emotional regulation to name a few."

Rachel Moses - MHC - LP, Colleague

"Duvi has shown me on how he can be very insightful, strategic and organic when working with clients. He has interest in working with all populations and invest in the therapeutic work."

David Diaz - LMHC, Colleague

"David's humor allows one to feel at ease especially when meeting someone new can be anxiety inducing! David is warm, welcoming and uses a great approach to establish rapport before digging deep."

Greiny Rodriguez - LMSW, Colleague

"David creates a non-judgemental space where clients can be themselves. His approach allows for clients to feel empowered to embrace growth and self development."

Maria Pietruszka -LMHC, Colleague

"David is an evidence based provider that works well with emotional regulation, depression, gender and sexuality to help clients process their mental health struggles."

Artur Lebiedzinski - MHC-LP, Colleague

How participatory are you during sessions?

I take an active listening approach to ensure you feel seen and heard. I see us a team and we collaborate to gain deeper insights and understanding that can lead to better outcomes for you.

Do you assign homework, activities, or readings for me to do between sessions? Why or why not?

From time to time, I may suggest or recommend homework, activities, or readings, but only for your benefit. It's definitely something we can discuss to see what will work best for you.

How can you tell if I am feeling stuck, unseen, or unheard?

The best way for me to tell is by you telling me :) After all, you are the expert on yourself. Of course, that could be a hard thing to admit because it requires being vulnerable. Together, we'll do our best to dive into why you may be feeling stuck, unseen, or unheard, and work towards changing that.

If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?

You should expect a comfortable, nonjudgemental place where you can explore anything you would like. That could be anything you're struggling with or if you're just wanting to get more out of life. You should go if there is any area in your life you're unsatisfied with or feel can be better. The best way to start is by contacting me :)

What led you to become a mental healthcare practitioner?

I've always been interested and passionate about self-discovery and growth. While I majored in psychology in college, I wanted to work in a more collaborative and creative field which is why I initially went into marketing. However, at this point, I'm more interested in working one-on-one (or with couples and groups) to help people improve their overall wellbeing.