Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- College mental health
- Life transitions
Dr. Joshua Hooberman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with an office in Greenwich Village, New York. He specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, college mental health, life transitions, and relationship challenges. Drawing upon prior experience at the VA Medical Center, he has deep expertise in helping clients recover from trauma by processing painful past events and finding a renewed sense of peace. He has worked with individuals from diverse cultures with varied concerns, and has a special interest in supporting emerging adults as they navigate formative life transitions.
Dr. Hooberman employs a psychodynamic approach to help clients develop insight into their interpersonal patterns and internal conflicts. He also offers an integrative perspective, utilizing skills from various schools of thought depending on each client’s presenting concerns. He is committed to taking an individualized, goal-oriented approach to help clients better understand themselves and their emotions.
Dr. Hooberman received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University and went on to hold positions at NYU Medical School and the VA Medical Center, where he worked in a variety of clinical and supervisory roles. His office is conveniently located a short walk from the 4th Street and Christopher Street subway stations.
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
College mental health – Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Existential challenges – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Personality disorders – Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Self harm – Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences
Dr. Hooberman is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
- Initial/ongoing sessions: $175/session (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
"Finding a therapist that is the right fit is the first step in helping to make meaningful life changes. I aim to provide a warm, supportive, and compassionate environment to foster a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Together we will develop a specific plan to address your individual needs. Our therapy will focus on developing greater insight into interpersonal patterns and internal conflicts, while also identifying ways to live a more fulfilling life."
Treatment approachesDialectical 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)
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 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)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (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, 2008 - Present
VA Medical Center New York, 2008 - 2012
Fordham University, PhD, 2002 - 2008
Northwestern University, BA, 1997 - 2001