Psychotherapy Specialist

David Salvage, M.D., FAPM

Forensic and Addiction Psychiatrist located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY & Tribeca, New York, NY

When your world feels like it’s spinning out of control or you’re having difficulties coping with everyday life, psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is an excellent way to plug back into the world around you. As a therapist, David Salvage, MD, FAPM, offers his clients the opportunity to express emotions and identify persistent challenges, using clinically proven methods alongside human compassion. If you’re in Brooklyn (Park Slope) or Tribeca (Civic Center), New York, and you’d like to explore how psychotherapy can help you, call or use the online booking tool to request an appointment.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

While psychotherapy is broadly defined as "talk therapy," which is designed to help you cope with mental disorders and emotional problems, there’s much more to it than that. Therapists like Dr. Salvage have extensive experience and training in using psychotherapy, and the many techniques that fall under this heading, to help patients who have lost the ability to function normally or participate in their lives.

Using psychotherapy, Dr. Salvage treats a host of conditions and problems, including:

  • Depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Because no two problems are alike, Dr. Salvage treats each patient individually to help them overcome their issues to better navigate their lives.

What happens during my initial consultation?

During this all-important first visit, Dr. Salvage has you give a careful history of your life story. Dr. Salvage is an active listener, paying close attention to your ideals, goals, and dreams. After a mutual dialogue, he offers a thorough explanation of the various treatment options and recommends one that might be best for your situation.

Often, Dr. Salvage may recommend a combination of techniques that are in line with your goals to achieve long-lasting mental health and wellness.

What techniques are used during psychotherapy?

After your initial consultation, you and Dr. Salvage begin your psychotherapy in earnest, which may include one or more of the following:

  • Short-term dynamic psychotherapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • EMDR (eye movement and desensitization and reprocessing)
  • Neuro-linguistic programming
  • Hypnosis
  • Humanistic analysis
  • Psychodynamically informed life coaching

Thanks to his extensive education and fascination with human behavior, Dr. Salvage is well versed and highly trained in psychotherapy techniques that deliver excellent long-term solutions to even the toughest problems.

His compassionate approach, combined with his expertise, ensures that he leaves no stone unturned when it comes to resolving your issues, allowing you to lead a life free from destructive mental disorders, thought patterns, and behaviors.


To learn more about the different psychotherapy techniques David Salvage, MD, FAPM, offers, please call or fill out the online form to request a consultation.

Dr. Salvage does not take insurance but can supply documentation for you to send to your insurance if you have out of network beneifts.