Joel is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of Clinical Experience.
He received his masters from Wurzweiler School of Social Work and did post graduate Certification from NYU. He has additional training in hypnosis from The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Joel believes psychotherapy is a partnership and his clinical approach is strength based drawing from both Western & Eastern Traditions of Healing.
He is passionate and committed to joining each person he works with on their journey in discovering peace and balance in their lives. It is his contention that insight that does not lead to personal transformation becomes a hollow exercise and he will join his clients in helping them activate those core changes.
Some of the therapeutic modalities that Joel incorporates in his practice include Self Psychology, Cognitive Behavior therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused therapy at his practices in New York City and in Eastchester, NY at The Temperance Center. He works with Adolescents and Adults.
His specialties include, but are not limited to: Adult Treatment for Depression, Anxiety, Stress/Anger Management, Men’s Issues, Woman’s Issues, Performance Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Addictions Recovery, Work with Individuals, Couples, & Groups.
Joel has provided numerous workshops throughout the Tri-State Region in Hospitals, Universities, and Corporate settings. He has offered knowledge and treatment on Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression (was featured speaker on National Depression Screening Day), Stress Management, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (Pre and Post 9/11).
Joel’s professional affiliations include: The New York State Society of Clinical Social Work, The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, The Employee Assistance Professionals Association, The Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, and The New York Dispute Resolution Consortium.