I am a licensed psychotherapist, with advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.   My private practice is based in New York City, and I also have an office in Montclair, NJ.  I’m a licensed mental health provider in both New York and New Jersey.

Anxiety, depression, phobias, trauma, and difficulty with sexuality or identity are areas where I can help.  I work with individuals as well as couples.  I have extensive experience helping people faced with life-changing illnesses, as well as with loss and complicated grief.

I have a particular interest in working with artists, writers, performers and others with a creative drive.  This includes those for whom creativity is an important aspect of their life, if not their career.  I have experience in resolving inhibitions and insecurities that are barriers to creative expression and successful relationships.

Additionally, I have experience working with more severe illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, personality disorders and dissociative disorders as well as psychotic disorders.  I have worked with survivors and families of the World Trade Center disaster on issues of PTSD, traumatic loss, and grief.

I received my MSW from Fordham University and my BA in Visual Art from Bennington College. I am affiliated with the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, and am a member of the The National Association of Social Workers.

Many people attend weekly sessions, while those wishing deeper or more accelerated change seek more frequent visits.
I fine tune my approach to best fit each individual.

People of all backgrounds, cultures, faiths, races and sexual orientations are welcome, particularly individuals who feel themselves to be outside of the mainstream.

Diane Davis, LCSW  *  917.885.9139  *  NYC / Montclair, NJ