Joan  Ingalls

Joan Ingalls

Doctor of Education, EdD Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, afternoon, & evening remote therapy appointments only (updated May 31, 2020)
Offers Online Sessions

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.


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

Treatment approaches


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


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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $175

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.

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Greenwich Village practice

225 Sullivan Street

Apt D3

New York, NY 10012


  • 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



Therapy Groups

Joan  Ingalls
Emotional Growth Group

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