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.
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
Gerald Zirin is not in-network with any insurances.
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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