He/Him/HisLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
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.
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
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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