Debra  O'Shea

Debra O'Shea

Psychologist, PsyD
New York Accepting Online
Midtown Not Accepting In-person

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, I am seeing clients online via a secure video platform.

Updated April 27, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • College mental health
  • ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Self-esteem
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Dr. Debra O’Shea is a psychologist in Midtown, Manhattan. The majority of Dr. O’Shea’s clients are high-functioning, high-achieving individuals in their teens, 20s, and 30s. Her clients struggle with general anxiety, daily stressors, public speaking, and performance anxiety.

Dr. O’Shea’s approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with insight work designed to help clients learn why they do the things they do. Her style is both warm, compassionate, and straightforward. Working together, she helps her clients overcome their perfectionism, worry less and make lasting changes to better their lives.

In addition to her work with individuals, Dr. O’Shea supports couples during moments when their relationship is tested, helping them learn to communicate with truthful compassion. Her background is varied as she has over 20 years of experience working with children, teens and adults in schools, college counseling centers, major medical centers and private practice. She is passionate about the work she does and enjoys working with both individuals and couples.

Message to clients

Think about how great it would be if you weren't worried or anxious most of the time, if you could sleep better and feel more relaxed. As an Anxiety Specialist, I can teach you problem-solving skills and coping strategies so your stress will decrease while improving your mood and overall well being. I provide a safe and welcoming environment where you will feel comfortable discussing the struggles and challenges you are facing.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

College mental health - Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development

ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Debra O'Shea is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $240
  • Initial session: $240

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


Midtown practice
14 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, New York 10123
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2008 - Present
NYC Major Medical Centers, Neuropsychologist, 2009 - 2018
Consultant and Mental Health Provider, 2008 - 2009
CSU, Sacramento College Counseling Center, 2007
Alliant International University, Placement Coordinator and Adjunct Professor, 2005 - 2007
CA and NY States, School Psychologist, 1995 - 2006

California School of Professional Psychology, PsyD
CSU Sacramento, MS in Counseling
St. John’s University, BA