David  Haynik

David Haynik

He/Him/His

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California, Louisiana Waitlist Online
West Hollywood Waitlist In-person
Updated October 15, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Professional statement

David Haynik is an experienced psychotherapist holding a clinical social work license in California and in Louisiana. He originates from Cleveland, Ohio, where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work from Cleveland State University. Since 2004, David has held a variety of positions - from direct clinical care to leadership - in primarily non-profit, mental health organizations. Currently, David works full time at UCLA as a Lead Implementation Specialist and conducts his private practice part time.

David utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches. His primary training and experience is in cognitive behavioral therapy. Recognizing that each and every client is different, other techniques are incorporated to ensure that each individual receives that care they deserve. David's approach is influenced by Buddhist teachings and mindfulness concepts. He also reflects upon existential tenets and attachment theory. He works with people who experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Recognizing that many people seeking care don't have a clinical diagnosis; stress, change of life, challenging relationships, and LGBTQ issues are also common in his practice.

After living in New Orleans for 11 years and New York City for 4 years, David and his partner, Daniel, have settled in West Hollywood, California. They are proud guardians of Pearl, a miniature Australian shepherd. David's personal hobbies and interests include running, meditation, origami, and maintaining his saltwater aquarium.


Message to clients

Thanks for taking the time to read about me and my practice! I am experienced in addressing many different life challenges. I think you will find that I'm a compassionate and patient listener. I truly care about making sure that you feel comfortable in our therapy environment through trust and transparency.

What can you expect in a therapy session with me?

I'm always prompt and we'll start each session with a quick check-in. I'll ask what you want to put on the agenda, but if you don't have anything specific or you don't know where to start; that's okay! We'll explore together and collaboratively identify areas that prevent you from living a present-focused, purposeful life. Most importantly, we go at your speed.

No matter who you choose as your therapist, I wish you the best of luck and much compassion on your journey.


Specialties

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $85 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $85 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Fri 9:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Louisiana)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Tue 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Wed 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Thu 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Fri 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

West Hollywood practice
7211 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 400, West Hollywood, California 90046
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

UCLA, Lead Implementation Specialist, 2019 - Present
Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2019 - Present
Institute for Community Living, Inc. , Vice President of Treatment and Recovery Programs, 2017 - 2019
Council on Accreditation, Director of Training, 2015 - 2017
Family Service of Greater New Orleans, Clinician - Clinical Director - Vice President of Programs, 2005 - 2015

Cleveland State University, Master of Social Work, 2004
Cleveland State University, Bachelor of Arts - Social Work, 2001


Licensure

California: 86555

Louisiana: 8406


Languages

English