Dr. David Flaks, PSY.D

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Dr. David Flaks, PSY.D is a Clinical Psychologist in Elkins Park, PA. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. David Flaks, PSY.D

David Flaks, Psyd

7401 Old York Rd Elkins Park, PA 19027 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(215) 635-1897

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Care Philosophy

"My approach is to help clients discover patterns of thinking or acting that hold them back and encourage them to modify beliefs or expectations that cause suffering. I create close therapeutic relationships with my clien..."

- Dr. David Flaks, PSY.D

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Dr. Flaks' conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem Problems
  • Stress

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Dr. Flaks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Flaks

4.8

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Where to begin! I was going through a very tough time towards the end of my marriage. Marriage was failing, my 1st born was on the way, and I was in such a low dark place In my life. I did some research online, and felt that David could be the one to help. I was so happy with my choice after meeting him! While not being judgmental about what had happened towards the end of my marriage, he helped me navigate through dark times with a soft, kind voice and understanding manner. He listened well, gave subtle advise as needed, and truly listened to how I felt. For the best, David helped me get through a terrible relationship (marriage ended, for the best) and gave me the confidence to move on with my life with my head hanging high. Thank you so much David! All the love. Highly recommend this guy!
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Evan Demers – Sep 21, 2021
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Dr. Flaks is the best therapist I have ever encountered and would highly recommend him for anyone that wants practical, compassionate, thoughtful therapy. It is hard to put into words why he is so good. He meets you were you are and is able to bring you, softly and gently, to where you need/want to be. Don't hesitate--book an appointment with Dr. Flaks--you will be so glad you trusted him.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Sep 15, 2019
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Excellent therapist. Strong cognitive-behavioral approach with a warm & accepting demeanor. Truly helped me make some vital changes to improve my quality of life.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 18, 2019
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Dr. Flaks was a tremendously supportive and helpful provider at a time when I was struggling with anxiety, depression, and a difficult job search. Months later, I feel I'm in a much better place thanks to his services as a therapist.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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AT in Philadelphia – Jun 13, 2019
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I found Dr. Flaks through the excellent reviews he received from others and he lived up to them all. Dr. Flaks helped me through a difficult time in my life, when things went from good to bad in an instant. He is always 100% focused on listening, administering advice and different therapies. I am a stronger person now than when I started. It's good to know his door will always be open. Thank you Dr. Flaks!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Donna – Nov 19, 2018
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Dr Flaks is a highly skilled and compassionate therapist .But more importantly he is empathetic and empowers the patient to deal with their issues. Using different therapies, he helps the patient find the solution and power to restore them back to mental health. He doesn't give up! I can truly state that it was only due to Dr Flaks guidance and support , that I was able to free myself from the depressions and trauma that limited me my whole life. I will forever be grateful to Dr Flaks for help.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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JoAnn T in Trenton – Oct 15, 2018
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Dr. Flaks has changed my life for the better! He is kind, caring and listens to your every word. He really knows me better than I know myself. I consider him more of a friend than a therapist. There are not enough words to describe how grateful I am that he is my therapist.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Maria in NJ – Aug 30, 2018
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Dr. Flaks provided phenomenal support to me over the course of about a year. When I first visited his office I was experiencing symptoms from compounded trauma that were severely controlling my day-to-day living. Thanks in large part to his support, I have experienced a complete re-centering, and tremendous growth. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Flaks.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Laura – Apr 18, 2018
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Dr. Flaks is a wonderful therapist. I can honestly say I was very particular about who I chose to receive therapy from, so before finding Dr. Flaks, I met two other therapists, but I found that Dr. Flaks had a very warm, welcoming, and professional approach that I didn’t find with the others. It was easy to feel comfortable with Dr. Flaks and it’s very evident that he truly cares about his clients as he is always doing research on his own time to provide you with helpful materials and techniques
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jessica – Mar 19, 2018
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I really can’t say enough good things about Dr. Flaks. He helped me through some of the worst and most traumatic times of my life. He has so much compassion and empathy. Not to mention he is extremely intelligent and great at talking through any problems I had. He is the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ashley – Feb 17, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr Flaks for well over a year. From my first appointment to my last, Dr Flaks has helped me identify negative behaviors in myself which was ultimately ruining my happiness as well as the happiness of those i love most, my family. Dr Flaks was able to diagnose my depression and recommend medical treatment i was able to take hack to my primary physician. Dr Flaks not only saved my life, but his help and guidance helped save my marriage and my family. I highly recommend him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Blackwood, NJ – Dec 19, 2017
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Therapy with Dr. Flaks was pivotal in the many transitions that are currently taking place in my life. His approach was filled warmth, friendliness , and a true concern for my mental health . I have seen other therapists previously and none has surpassed the help that I received from working with Dr.Flaks at this time in my life . I am a domestic violence and sexual abuse survivor. Working with Dr. Flaks has helped me in overcoming these traumatic events and moving forward in my life
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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ZD in Washington, DC – Aug 01, 2017
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Dr. Flaks is helpful, understanding, and a joy to be around. As a patient I couldn't be happier with my experiences. He is the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Marlton, NJ – Mar 29, 2017
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Dr. Flaks is awesome. I totally trust this man, and his words of wisdom. I just strarted to see him and i feel totally peaceful in his office. Actually, this is the first time in my life I am now fully facing things that have bothered me and i look forward to his guidance and opinion. He has been gentle and kind, and i am sure his friends love him being their friend. i feel that this was the best move i personally could have made into facing things and having him be the guide along the way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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citrusgirl3 in Mount Laurel, NJ – Jan 23, 2017
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I have only been seeing Dr. Flaks for a few months but he has improved my life faster and better than any other therapist I have seen. Every time I leave his office He leaves me pearls of wisdom to get me til I see him again. I wish he wasn't my therapist because I would like him to be my friend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pam in Marlton, NJ – Aug 17, 2016
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Dr flaks has helped me and my husband work throug some difficult times. He is a very calm and gentle man.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen in Mercerville, NJ – Apr 06, 2016
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Dr. David Flaks often understood what I was experiencing better than I, myself, could explain it and he, most empathetically, cut to the essence of my problems and guided me in understanding them and changing my own reactions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Yoel A in Trenton, NJ – Mar 30, 2016
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Dr. David Flaks is one of the most compassionate, intelligent, and pleasant people I've had the opportunity to know and consult for many years. An excellent, insightful, devoted, therapist, with boundless patience and creativity, David treats each client as a cared-for individual, which creates a safe, positive therapeutic experience. He balances great sensitivity with deep discernment and gentle, witty motivation to help people overcome fears and setbacks to greatly improve their lives.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharon Gavin in Franklinville, NJ – Mar 30, 2016
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I would rate Dr. Flaks as excellent! He was always warm and welcoming when I entered his office. I was going through a very difficult time in my personal life and Dr. Flaks really help me put things in focus during our meetings and I felt like he truly listened to what was bothering me. He truly loves what he does and I would highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Michelle Hess in Hamilton, NJ – Mar 29, 2016
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Dr. Flaks helped me to find my own answers. I ferl like I am talking with a wise and trusted friend, and I was comfortable with him from my first visit. I will never be able to thank dr. Flakes enough
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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RP in Trenton nj – Mar 29, 2016
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Care Philosophy

My approach is to help clients discover patterns of thinking or acting that hold them back and encourage them to modify beliefs or expectations that cause...Read more

Biography

For years I've worked as a clinical psychologist because I believe in psychotherapy and have a passion for helping others find the happiness they deserve.

Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychotherapy

Education

University Of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
Widener University Institute For Graduate Clinical Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. David Flaks, PSY.D offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. David Flaks, PSY.D's top areas of care?

Dr. Flaks frequently treats Adjustment Disorder , Anxiety, and Codependency. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Flaks treats.

Where is Dr. David Flaks, PSY.D's office located?

Dr. Flaks' office is located at 7401 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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David Flaks, Psyd

David Flaks, Psyd7401 Old York Rd Elkins Park, PA 19027
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David Flaks, Psyd651 Route 73 N Marlton, NJ 08053
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