Joanna Rosenblatt is a therapist with offices in Union Square and Midtown, Manhattan specializing in treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and trauma, as well as working with women for postpartum depression, anxiety, and infertility counseling. She also sees individuals struggling with grief and loss, as well as sex and intimacy concerns.
Joanna is certified in EMDR to treat PTSD, mood disorders, and attachment traumas. Additionally, she has particular expertise in supporting undergraduate and graduate students and new and expecting mothers. She helps students through common challenges 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.
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'
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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
Academic issues - Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
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
Perinatal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Sliding scale: A limited number of lower fee sessions are available to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
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