Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, and evening appointments
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Hours (Union Square)
Specialties & expertise
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Perinatal mental health
Loss and grief
Joanna Rosenblatt is a therapist with offices in Union Square and Midtown, Manhattan specializing in treating anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), postpartum depression and anxiety, as well as infertility counseling. She also sees individuals struggling with grief and loss and sex and intimacy concerns.
Joanna has particular expertise in supporting undergraduate and graduate students and new and expecting mothers. She helps students through common challengs such as identity formation, imposter syndrome, creative inhibitions, and academic issues. Having previously worked as a therapist at NYU’s Counseling and Wellness Center, she is experienced in helping young adults tackle the unique stressors of living in the modern world. For new mothers, Joanna helps clients navigate the complex emotions involved during and after pregnancy, including postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, sleep issues, and loss during pregnancy.
Joanna emphasizes a holistic, acceptance-based approach, which is primarily informed by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and exposure and response prevention (ERP) for clients struggling with OCD. She is a warm, empathetic, and active therapist, committed to helping her clients understand and adjust patterns that interfere with achieving personal and professional goals. Her office in Union Square is conveniently located a 2 minute walk from Union Square station and 5 minute walk from NYU. Her office in Midtown is a 2 minute walk from Grand Central station.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Using exposure and response prevention to help clients confront OCD, e.g. concern with and/or fear of germs and becoming 'contaminated'
Perinatal mental health – Anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns specific to childbearing women and their families; Navigating complex emotions and the transition to parenthood during pregnancy and the postpartum period
Infertility counseling – Experience working with infertility, pregnancy loss, perinatal psychology (mental health issues while pregnant), and peripartum / postpartum depression
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Loss and grief – Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing he emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Mindfulness – Using techniques like breathing and meditation to increase self-awareness and manage day-to-day stress
Sex therapy and intimacy – Helping individuals work through healing after experiencing sexual trauma, and specialize in helping women who are experiencing anxiety and stress around sex and intimacy
Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Eating disorders – Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
LGBTQ and sexuality topics – Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Substance use – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
CHP (through Multiplan)
NYU Student Insurance
Initial/ongoing sessions: $200/session (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
"I believe my role as a therapist is to facilitate a supportive, compassionate, and collaborative environment which empowers you to make wanted changes in your life. I have training in various therapeutic approaches which allows me to best meet the needs of the people I work with. You will find that I am an active, open, and holistic therapist who will offer a flexible approach. I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for you to gain clarity and compassion towards yourself and others."
Treatment approachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)EMDR is a form of trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities, reducing the memories' lasting effects and allowing the person to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionMindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBCR) brings together the healing benefits of meditation and yoga to reduce stress, anxiety, and autonomic responses. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2014 - Present
NYU Counseling and Wellness Center, 2008 - 2014
The Training Institute of Mental Health, 2007 - 2008
NYU School of Social Work, MSW, 2007
Skidmore College, BA, 2003