Joan  Ingalls
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Joan Ingalls

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Doctor of Education, Ed.D Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online

If you have Cigna or BCBS PPO insurance, you can use it with me. You pay me my fee $125/one hour session. You file the claim and the insurance company reimburses you. Be sure to check your benefits for out of network coverage for any deductible or copay.

Updated September 15, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional development
  • Sport/performance counseling
  • Relationship building
  • Group therapy
  • LGBTQ and sexuality topics

Professional statement

Joan Ingalls is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Greenwich Village, NYC. New York. The majority of her clients are young professionals who are navigating struggling with work challenges and/or navigating life transitions, like living in New York City, living on their own for the first time, managing their own finances for the first time, having their first job, or being in their first serious relationship. She also specializes in performance and sports counseling and has extensive experience in facilitating creative and group work.

Joan is primarily a group therapist, and often the clients who come to her for individual therapy eventually transition into one of her therapeutic groups. Her therapeutic approach is eclectic and improvisational, and she works with clients to create a collaborative relationship focused on growth and a better understanding of their interconnected issues. She describes her style as conversational, collaborative and direct

With over three decades of experience, Joan is passionate about the work she does, and she loves helping clients grow emotionally and love the life they have. In addition to being an LMHC, Joan holds a doctorate in sports and performance counseling.

Message to clients

What to do? Why therapy?

Do you want to feel less depressed, get relief from anxiety, create better relationships or find a more satisfying job–overall seek joy in your life—but don’t know how? The good news is you don’t have to know; we can discover how together.

I help people with difficult, painful life issues. But dealing with your problems is just the beginning. I am committed to emotional growth and development which goes beyond problem solving. It doesn’t matter whether you have an eating disorder or stage fright, or you’re a manic-depressive, obsessive-compulsive or an addict; it doesn’t matter whether, to your dismay, you find yourself married to a ‘stranger,’ or suffering the indignities of the ’boss from hell,’ you can grow.

In a supportive environment, we improvise, create and perform being both who we are and who we are becoming. We can grow emotionally all our lives.


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 of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Emotional development - Tolerating emotional discomfort; developing healthy coping mechanisms to deal with difficult emotions

Sport/performance counseling - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals

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

Group therapy - Healing, processing, and skill-building in a supportive small group environment

LGBTQ and sexuality topics - Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Brighton Health Plans / Magnacare
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Joan is currently an out-of-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, but she is currently accepting clients with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans.


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am-4 pm
  • Tue 9 am-5 pm
  • Wed 9am - 7 pm
  • Thu 9 am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9 am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 34 years

Private practice, 1986 - Present

Eastside Institute, Certificate of Completion, 2004


New York: 004303



Therapy Groups

Joan  Ingalls
Emotional Growth Group

These weekly groups offer an opportunity for participants to receive support, give support, and grow emotionally in the context of a group setting.