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David Tzall PsyD


Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed Psychologist

Professional Background

Dr. David Tzall is a licensed psychologist practicing in New York. He currently serves as Deputy Director of the Health and Wellness Unit of the NYPD and maintains a private practice in Brooklyn. After completing an undergrad degree in history, his attention shifted to psychology, earning a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. He found that his passion lay in exploring the personal narratives of clients and giving a voice to those who were often not recognized.

He has gained extensive clinical experience working with an SMI population in civil and forensic hospitals and with incarcerated individuals. He advocates for criminal justice reform, including the need for drug courts and mental health resources. In his practice, Dr. Tzall works with individuals and high-conflict couples. As a parent coach and coordinator, he also engages with parents in various parts of their developmental process.

Dr. Tzall approaches clients from an attachment-informed, interpersonal perspective where individuals experience corrective emotional experiences that can shift their rigid patterns of being. His training is in motivational interviewing and dynamic-relational therapies, and he specializes in trauma and recovery, substance use, and interpersonal issues. He is a culturally responsible clinician who recognizes that his clients’ cultures can be both collective and individual.

Professional Affiliations

New York State Psychological Association


PsyD, Nova Southeastern University, 2015

Why I Write for Choosing Therapy

I write for Choosing Therapy due to its exceptionally talented editorial team and its commitment to maintaining high editorial standards. Being a part of a team that prioritizes accuracy, relevance, and clarity ensures that the content I produce reaches its full potential and makes a meaningful impact on readers. I also choose to write because of the importance of having a platform that caters to both lay people and licensed professionals alike. Mental health is a complex and multifaceted domain, and having a reliable source of information accessible to individuals at various levels of expertise is invaluable.

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Areas of Focus

David Tzall specializes in diverse therapeutic domains, offering expertise in couples counseling, trauma recovery, attachment issues,  mood disorders. He also provides support for individuals grappling with substance abuse and addiction.

  • Couples counseling
  • Trauma processing and recovery
  • Attachment concerns
  • Mood disorders and emotion regulation (e.g. depression and anxiety)
  • Substance abuse/addiction
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