Joseph Atanasio PsyD, Psychologist in New York City, New York, 10010

Joseph Atanasio


Joseph Atanasio


Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 021836
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Fees: Out-of-pocket Fees: $200 60 min Intake and $170 per 45 min session
Sliding Scale: $170-$110 per session
Teen Social Skills Building Group Therapy: $50 per 90 min session
Adult Social Anxiety Group Therapy: $50 per 90 min session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


156 5th Avenue
Suite 1112
New York, New York 10010
18 East 16th Street
Suite 503
New York, New York 10003

My Approach to Helping

Welcome to therapy, a journey towards your best self. I am primarily a person-centered therapist whose main focus is helping you acknowledge your potential and growth towards an ideal-self. I practice nonjudgmental observation, supportive reflection, and insight building skills to help your recognize the best choices, the healthiest decisions, and the strongest answers you have in front of you. Most importantly, I strive to work with my clients in accepting all parts of themselves (both strengths and flaws), so that they can build meaningful purpose in their lives and direct their life journey appropriately.

There are also a number of practical skills that I share with my clients, including ways to challenge irrational or intrusive thoughts with CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy), or build acceptance and peace towards difficult emotions with mindfulness based practices. I sometimes use a combination of art and music therapy to facilitate the building of emotional expression and assertiveness. I specialize in working with my clients through a variety of difficult life issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, trauma, and life transitions. I hope I can assist you in the ways that you specifically need as well.

More Info About My Practice

I currently co-run a Teen Social Skill Building Group in Forest Hills with my wife and licensed clinical social worker Sherry Atanasio, LCSW. We utilize the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons to facilitate the building of important social skills including: emotional communication, team-work, conflict management, and problem solving. Program runs between 8-10 weeks and includes various therapeutic techniques including talk therapy, game therapy, role-play, psychodrama, and art therapy.

We are additionally looking to start an Adult Social Anxiety Group in Manhattan, utilizing some of the same techniques and game therapy themes on a more age-appropriate level. Feel free to contact myself at or my wife at

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Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Music Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
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