Calla  Jo

Calla Jo

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in Greenwich Village practice (updated November 13, 2019)

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in Union Square practice (updated November 13, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loneliness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • People of color and LGBTQ topics
  • Relationships
  • Emotional fluency

Professional statement

Calla Jo is a Licensed Psychoanalyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with two offices in Greenwich Village and Union Square, New York, specializing in issues of loneliness, anxiety, depression, relationships, identity formation, and emotional fluency. Calla works to provide culturally-sensitive care, and her practice is affirming of LGBTQ+ clients, people of color, and individuals with marginalized identities.

As both a psychoanalyst and a social worker, Calla has a unique understanding of pathways of human development, relational patterns, and larger social structures. Her insight-oriented approach helps clients to better understand how they see themselves and their roles in relationships and at work.

Calla sees an eclectic mix of clients of all ages. She strives to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with each individual and explore difficult thoughts and feelings in a warm, open environment. Her Chelsea office is conveniently located by the 9th Street metro station.

Message to clients

Therapeutic progress is hard to define and can seem like alchemy. I hope you find the help you need and will consider giving me a call. I treat everyone with the tools I have worked on honing for decades: respect, attention, empathy, and humor, when it's called for. Although I think in-person sessions are ideal, I will work via phone call or audio conference.


Loneliness - Navigating issues stemming from disconnection and isolation

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

People of color and LGBTQ topics - Exploring questions related to power, oppression, sexuality, and gender identity; strengthening understanding in relationships; family and cultural challenges

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Emotional fluency - Learning to express one's emotions into words

General expertise


Calla Jo is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $250
  • Group sessions: $65 (90min)

Therapist's note

Calla can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Greenwich Village practice

24 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10011

  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Union Square practice

31 East 12th Street


New York, NY 10003

  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Center for Human Development, Co-Director of Clinical Studies, 2018 - Present

Center for Human Development, Faculty, 2013 - 2018

Clinic / Private Practice, 2000 - Present

Center for Human Development, Certificate in Psychoanalysis Training, 2013

New York University, MSW, 2000

Yale University, BA, 1988


  • English

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