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.
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
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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.
Private practice, 1986 - Present
This weekly group offers an opportunity for participants to receive support, give support, and grow emotionally in the context of a group setting.