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A Dungeons and Dragons Social Anxiety Group for Young Adults



This group utilizes the table-top game Dungeons & Dragons to facilitate the building of social skills, assist in management of social anxiety, and establish supportive relationships. The group also tackles the difficult feelings of isolation and depression. Talk therapy, role-play, emotional sharing, and even some art therapy are all thrown into the mix for a unique immersive experience. Common therapy goals include developing communication and assertiveness skills, learning how to work in a team, and building personal emotional insight. This group focused on young adults between the ages of 18-24.


156 5th Ave.
Suite 1112
New York, NY 10003

(Teens group is also available in Forest Hills, Queens)


Fridays, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Forest Hills, Queens teen group: Mondays, 5:00pm-6:30pm


$50/session for ten weeks
*Currently accept most non-medicaid Blue Cross insurance plans

Group Therapist

Dr. Joe is a Clinical Psychologist in NYC with offices in the Flatiron District, Union Square, and Forest Hills who works with individuals ages 14 and up. He specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, work stress, and mindfulness. He particularly enjoys working with young adults who are navigating major life transitions, like graduating from college and entering the working world and/or trying to find meaning in their life.

Dr. Joe spends time understanding his clients’ needs and goals before developing an individualized treatment plan. While he primarily utilizes mindfulness-based interventions, he also implements also modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Supportive Therapy, and psychoeducation. He frequently helps his clients develop a yoga and/or meditation practices in addition to teaching them deep breathing exercises, progressive relaxation, and other techniques that they can use in their daily lives.

Dr. Joe’s sessions are client-centered, and he focuses on the individual in front of him. His goals vary depending on the client. Some of his clients need help managing their depression on a day-to-day level while others are looking to transform their grief into something meaningful and learn how to move on while still honoring their loved one.

Dr. Joe supports his clients however he can and is cognizant that everyone responds to different treatment approaches He is there to support them on their journey towards healing and/or growth. He received his PsyD from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. His office is conveniently located near the 23rd Street subway station.

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