Joan  Rodney
Zencare Vetted

Joan Rodney


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Corestory Psychology Services
New York Waitlist Online
Midtown East Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Race & cultural identity
  • Women's issues
  • Life transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Joan is a graduate of The University of Michigan's School of Social Work and is pursuing psychoanalytic training at The Contemporary Freudian Society. She has worked with adults from diverse populations in various mental health settings including in-patient psychiatric units, outpatient community mental health clinics, and Veteran’s Affairs medical centers.

Taking a pause from working in the field of mental health, Joan worked in fundraising and development for various non-profit organizations. She also worked in philanthropy for several years managing grants for a family foundation focused on advancing racial, economic, and social justice. She now returns to clinical work as part of the team at CoreStory to pursue her interest in connecting with others and helping them understand and tell their stories to improve their wellbeing.

Joan is available for remote sessions and in-person to provide therapy for anyone experiencing a wide range of life challenges including depression, anxiety, and trauma. In particular, she has an interest working with adults who are navigating career and life transitions, parenthood, family conflict, relationship issues, and grief or loss. She practices with an anti-oppressive lens in which she recognizes the ways in which race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, and other cultural factors contribute to life experiences and how challenges arise and can impact mental health.

Message to clients

I believe that every person deserves to be seen and heard. I welcome working with individuals of all backgrounds and identities and I am dedicated to helping you feel supported throughout the therapeutic process. My goal as a therapist is to create an environment in which you can feel safe to be your true self, tell your story, and explore new ways of being. My approach to therapy is one that is non-judgmental and collaborative, led by genuine empathy and compassion. I aim to foster a connection with you so that together, we can build a trusting therapeutic relationship.


Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

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


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


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 8am - 10pm
  • Wed 8am - 10pm
  • Thu 8am - 10pm
  • Fri 8am - 10pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Midtown East practice
110 E. 30th Street Suite 503, New York, New York 10016
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 8am - 10pm
  • Thu 8am - 10pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

CoreStory Psychology Services, Licensed Master Social Worker, 2021 - Present

University of Michigan School of Social Work, MSW, 1998
University of California, Berkeley, B.A, 1996


New York: 114445