Joan  Ingalls

Joan Ingalls

Doctor of Education, EdD

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in Greenwich Village practice (updated November 16, 2019)


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 and challenging environment we improvise, create and perform being
both who we are and who we are becoming.
growing emotionally all our lives.
learning to fully listen to others and create our relationships.


Specialties

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


General expertise



Clientele

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (60min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Greenwich Village practice

225 Sullivan Street

Apt D3

New York, NY 10012

Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 1986 - Present


Languages

  • English

Therapy Groups

Joan  Ingalls
Relationship Building Group Therapy

The activity of the group is building the group. That activity is the therapy. It addresses what many of us suffer from, mainly the inability to build emotionally intimate relationships.