Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Dan Sharir is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Midtown Manhattan specializing in anxiety, depression, and addiction, especially with alcohol. He has experience working with adults across the lifespan and tailors his treatment approaches to each client’s needs and goals.
Dan takes a skills-based treatment approach to therapy that incorporates both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices. He helps new clients define their symptoms and determine if they have an anxiety disorder or clinical depression. He then works with them to identify triggers and explore their thought processes. His clients leave sessions with new coping techniques and mindfulness strategies to help control their thoughts. Dan also encourages changes in behaviors, like developing a daily routine or engaging more with others. He utilizes a similar treatment approach when working with clients who are navigating addiction to help them change their thought patterns and associated behaviors.
Having over a decade of experience in the mental health field, Dan has a deep understanding of the various challenges individuals face and what it takes for them to take control of their lives. His office is conveniently located near the 33rd Street subway station as well as Penn Station.
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Addictions – Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Mindfulness – Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools
Anger management – Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Bipolar disorder – Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Initial/ongoing sessions: $120 (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Sharir can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“I provide you with a supportive and non-judgmental place to share your thoughts and feelings. I try to help you understand what is happening and make changes to the way that you think about yourself and your problems.”
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Wellness Mental Health Counseling, 2014 - Present
Touro College, Associate Professor, 2007 - Present
Citicare, 2013 - 2016
Interborough Counseling, 2010 - 2012
Walden University, PhD, 2017
Touro College, MHC, 2007
Touro University International, PhD, 2005