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David Kabacinski , LMHC
I aim to help you discover your own path to well-being.

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David Kabacinski , LMHC


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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

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I have over 15 years of experience practicing mindful living, meditation, and instructing others in mindfulness-based practices, before as a Buddhist monk, and now as a mental health counselor. I help people manage their anxiety, depression, cravings, and anger, as well as minimize negative self-judgment and find a clearer direction in their lives. I have years of experience working with Chinese-American people suffering from chronic & severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis.

I aim to help you feel respected, safe, and comfortable in our therapy sessions. I utilize a therapeutic approach that focuses on overall well-being based upon 1) a healthy lifestyle, 2) mental calm and clarity, and 3) a wise perspective on life. Together we can compassionately identify your barriers to mental health, develop clear recovery goals, and help you find ways to implement methods of well-being into your daily life. Our sessions themselves can help you talk about and process some of the difficult experiences of life so that you can eventually be at peace with them and move on. My role is to guide you in your path of healing.


BS - Environmental Studies, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

ME - Mental Health Counseling, City University of New York Hunter College

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Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional so that I could share with other people the concepts and methods which I myself used to heal my own suffering. I also know that I have the capacity to compassionately listen to and reflect on what others tell me, empowering others to find their own inner wisdom.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy strength training, walking in nature, playing guitar, and composing music, as well as spending time with family and good friends.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Sitting meditation.

What book have you read more than once?

Understanding Our Mind by Thich Nhat Hanh, because it is a book that helped me look more closely at how my mind works on a fundamental level. It sheds light on the core of human suffering and the root of mental health.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Dharma Drum Mountain. Because their focus is on sharing the teachings of Buddhism with people regardless of faith or background, helping people find personal and societal well-being through mindful living.

How do you recharge?

By sleeping :), or by being silent and engaging in relaxing activities, like walking or just enjoying being in nature. Sometimes a heartfelt conversation with a friend can be rejuvenating.