Joanne DeRosa, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Joanne  DeRosa
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Joanne DeRosa


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online

I am seeing clients in person at my NYC office .on Mondays .Proof of vaccination/booster and masks are necessary to maintain safety .

Updated January 12, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Attachment issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Joanne deRosa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker,  trained Psychodynamic Psychoanalyst, and EMDR practitioner located in Nomad. She works with adults throughout their lifespan, assisting with the challenges and the benefits of emotional growth. Joanne has extensive experience working with adults with feelings of low self-esteem, relationship struggles, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and childhood trauma.

She will help you to focus on and understand your patterns of interpersonal interactions and on your beliefs about yourself, which may be interfering with your life goals. Joanne prioritizes the development of a safe space during the therapy sessions, which is essential for doing the therapeutic work. EMDR is an option to incorporate into your treatment or as the central treatment approach depending on your needs. Joanne is familiar with 12 Step Recovery Programs and how vital they can be.

Joanne's style is best descried as active, engaging and non-judgmental. She encourages her clients to ask questions and to share what feels useful and what does not in the therapy.

Joanne earned her LCSW at Fordham University and her Certificate in Psychoanalysis from The Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. She has a Certificate in Attachment-Focused EMDR from the Laurel Parnell Institute and continues to participate in ongoing training in new EMDR techniques.

Joanne has worked in Mental Health programs for children and families and Addiction Treatment-Harm Reduction programs which have greatly informed her development as a therapist.

Outside of private practice, she is involved in racial justice, animal rights and makes art about the world around her.

Message to clients

Therapy is difficult work and it challenges you to question your beliefs about yourself and others. I will work very hard with you to support and guide you in your exploration. I encourage you to give yourself the opportunity of having a confidential space where you can cultivate and heal parts of yourself that need attention .

I have a small dog who may be present - if you are ok with having an animal in the room - he's very calm and quiet - and can be comforting and entertaining ! I also have art materials we can use which really helps when words are not sufficient.

My sessions last 50 minutes and I offer virtual sessions. You will want to check if your insurance will reimburse you for this at this point in the COVID 19 crisis.

Thank you for spending time reading my profile. I hope this helped you get a sense of how I work and if I am the kind of therapist you would want to work with .


Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Trauma - Childhood abuse and neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Joanne DeRosa is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Initial session: $185 (50min)

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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


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 12-5pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-7pm
  • Fri 9am3pm
  • Sat No hours
  • Sun No hours

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-5pm
  • Tue 12--7pm hours
  • Wed 12-8pm
  • Thu 10-6pm
  • Fri 9 -5pm
  • Sat None
  • Sun None

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 31 years

Jewish board of family and children’s services , Traumatic Loss groups for children , 2010 - 2014
Greenwich House Treatment Center , Therapist , 1992 - 2000
Memorial Sloan Kettering , Research Clinician , 1989 - 1991

EMDRIA, Ongoing training in new EMDR Protocols and Trauma Treatment , 2021
LaurelParnell institute, Certificate in Attachment Focused EMDR, 2017
Manhattan institute for Psychoanaiysis, Certificate in Psychanalysis, 2000


New York: 038247