Joel Block

Joel Block, Ph.D., is an award-winning psychologist–excellence in couple therapy–practicing couple and sex therapy on Long Island, New York. Board Certified in Couple therapy by the American Board of Professional Psychology, Dr. Block is a senior psyc

Joel Block
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Joel Block

Joel Block, Ph.D., is an award-winning psychologist–excellence in couple therapy–practicing couple and sex therapy on Long Island, New York. Board Certified in Couple therapy by the American Board of Professional Psychology, Dr. Block is a senior psyc

Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
Secondary Credential: Psychologist - PY 5948
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Fee is $175 for a 50 minute session. Invoice provided with all info needed for insurance carriers.
Weekend Availability

Offices

100 Manetto Hill Road
Suite 310
Plainview, New York 11803

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My Approach to Helping

Each of us longs to be loved and accepted for the person we truly are. There is no better opportunity than our love relationship for us to be fully ourselves. Ironically, since our partner is so central to our life, his or her validation becomes critical and we are inclined to hide our true self. We become guarded from the most important person in our lives.

The soul-baring intimacy and willingness to know and be known that made the beginning of love so passionate and exciting becomes simply functional. It is replaced with feelings of apprehension. Over time we move from a passionate open relationship to one that is quietly cautious. It may work as a partnership, but the spark of the early years is down to embers, at best.

You may wonder if it is possible to regain genuine connection. I am a psychologist specializing in work with couples for many years and I provide an efficient, clinically tested program that I have used successfully with couples in my practice. It is not about trying to change each other, which is a waste of time. It is about understanding each other and ourselves at a deeper level than ever before.

Typically, I invite couples (or an individual struggling with relationship issues) to write me before our first meeting so that I can think about the issues and make sure we get to work quickly and efficiently. I might add, for those struggling with sexual issues, I supervised the training in a Long Island hospital-based Sexuality Center for 20 years and among my nearly 20 published books are several on sexual issues.

More Info About My Practice

I have a particular approach to working positively and effectively with relationships. If you would like to learn more, please go to drblock.com, my website and read my view of therapy and about the background I come to my work with.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My mother was divorcing (married 3 times) way before it was common in Bensonshurst, Brooklyn. I grew up angry (one of the stepfathers was abusive in every way!) and had no idea how to be in a relationship. I'm still happily married, due to a wonderful partner and a lot of hard work. My view is if I can do it, I can help you do it!

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Groups I Work With

    Adults struggling with just about any relationship issue. All gender and ethnicity populations welcome.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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