Gerald David Zirin

Gerald David Zirin

Psychologist, PsyD Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LCP Licensed Psychologist, LP
Arizona, Massachusetts, Colorado, Delaware, Washington DC, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia Accepting Online
Updated June 28, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Chronic pain
  • Anger management

Professional statement

Dr. G. David Zirin is a licensed psychologist who has been providing psychotherapy to persons from a variety of backgrounds and cultures since 1980. His has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston, an MA in Counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and is cross-trained as an addiction’s specialist.

Dr. Zirin works to help you overcome whatever obstacles interfere with your being more active in a meaningful and fulfilling life. Many clients he works with are looking for emotional support and greater direction in life. He has extensive experience in helping clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, social isolation, history of trauma, chronic pain and illness, addiction, anger problems, and relational conflicts.

He teaches you tools to learn a variety of skills to help you live a calmer, more passionate life, with greater clarity of purpose. Some of the approaches he uses includes: Empathic Listening without judgment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Communication Skills Training, Mindfulness Practices (such as meditation and journaling), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Dr. Zirin specializes in communication, which he uses to help you communicate with others with greater clarity and care, resolving conflicts more effectively, combining strength with calmness, and can be used to improve relationships of all kinds, including romantic, friendships, coworkers, and supervisors.

Dr. Zirin believes that each person benefits from an approach that fits with your current style and enhances what you already know how to do.

Dr. Zirin works entirely online through a telehealth portal. He has found that his meetings with clients over telehealth maintains the same quality of emotional connection as in-office meetings, while being more convenient, and allowing for greater work-life balance. It also allows him to meet with his clients living in many states.


Message to clients

I make an effort to create a safe place where you can talk about whatever is going on. Everyone is different, and I use a variety of therapy tools to help you with your unique goals, interests, and needs. With my integrative approach in combining the therapy tools I use, I will help you learn how to: •Think more clearly about the problems that you are faced with. •Gain heightened clarity about your life's goals and purpose. •Find greater calmness through relaxation strategies and meditation. •Communicate in a more effective and constructive way, improving your relationships. •Live more fully with passion and feeling.

I balance listening to your unique story, while giving guidance on how to use actionable therapy tools. I provide written materials on how to use these tools, though they are not required.

I provide telehealth only, after finding that I am able to maintain the same quality of work and emotional connection as in-office meetings. Remote meetings have shown themselves to be invaluable in many important ways, as used in work, socializing, and healthcare, and includes their use in therapy. Among other things, it is more convenient and conducive to work-life balance (for both of us). I hope to see you "there"!


Specialties

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Gerald Zirin 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: $150 (53min)
  • Initial session: $150 (53min)

Additional session information

Payment options
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  • Weekly
  • Every other week

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Online Sessions (Arizona)
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 41 years

Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2015 - Present
Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Clinical Psychologist, 1999 - 2020
VinFen, Master's Level Counselor, 1980 - 1990

William James College, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, 1996
California Institute of Integral Studies, MA in Integral Counseling, 1980


Licensure

Arizona: 4058


Languages

English