With Richard H. Axel, DLCSW, you will find a trustworthy confidant in a therapist who has
had over 30 years of experience in clinical social
work and psychotherapy treatments and will assist and guide you through a new pursuit of Happiness. 

Most people often go to a psychotherapist during times of loss in their lives, either professional or personal. Over the span of the last thirty years, Richard has worked with people living and working in Manhattan utilizing depression therapy, parenting classes, life coaching, couples counseling, marital therapy, coping with eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addictions, anxiety, mood disorders, coaching patients with ADHD, self esteem, stress and wellness, divorce, career issues and dealing with codependency.

Richard also has been known to be "An ADHD Whisperer" and has had great success working with individuals and couples who have wrestled with the impact ADHD has on relationships.  Also parents of intense children benefit from dealing with parenting issues as a team.

Richard Axel is the author of "A Father's Love, A Daughter's Power” which can be utilized as a parenting guide for fathers with daughters as well as women who are working on the impact the relationship with their fathers has had on the type of man she attracts

Treatment modalities includes coaching, trauma-focused, family systems, cognitive behavioral, eclectic, solution-focused, brief, interpersonal and psychodynamic. 


Couples Counseling
Depression Therapy
The Pursuit of Happiness and finding
meaning in life
Anxieties or Fears

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
Parenting Issues
Grief and Loss
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency
Sex and Love Addiction
Technology Addiction
Eating Disorders
Career, Creativity and Work Issues
Family of Origin Issues/Toxic and Dysfunctional Family Dynamics
Healing Trauma related shame and building self esteem

Premarital Workshops
Working through Divorce
Adult Children of Divorce
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anger Management
Stress and Wellness
Smoking Cessation
Lesbian and Gay Issues
Adolescents, Adults, Elders


Years in Practice: 30 years
School: Hunter College School of Social Work, 1981
St John's University, MA Clinical Psychology, 1975
NY State License and Certification

Modality: Individuals, Couples, Groups

​Author of "A Father's Love, A Daughter's Power"

Some insurances accepted:

United Healthcare
Holman Group