Joe  Atanasio

Joe Atanasio

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Flatiron District practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Forest Hills practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Work stress and work place issues

Professional statement

Dr. Joe is a Clinical Psychologist in NYC with offices in the Flatiron District and Forest Hills. Dr. Joe works with individuals ages 14 and up and specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, work stress, and mindfulness. He particularly enjoys working with young adults who are navigating major life transitions, like graduating from college and entering the working world and/or trying to find meaning in their life.

Dr. Joe spends time understanding his clients’ needs and goals before developing an individualized treatment plan. While he primarily utilizes mindfulness-based interventions, he also implements also modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Supportive Therapy, and psychoeducation. He frequently helps his clients develop a yoga and/or meditation practices in addition to teaching them deep breathing exercises, progressive relaxation, and other techniques that they can use in their daily lives.

Dr. Joe’s sessions are client-centered, and he focuses on the individual in front of him. His goals vary depending on the client. Some of his clients need help managing their depression on a day-to-day level while others are looking to transform their grief into something meaningful and learn how to move on while still honoring their loved one.

Dr. Joe supports his clients however he can and is cognizant that everyone responds to different treatment approaches He is there to support them on their journey towards healing and/or growth. He received his PsyD from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Message to clients

I would be honored to join you on your journey of becoming your best self. I strive to engage my clients with a nonjudgmental approach that facilitates building insight, personal meaning, and emotional management.


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

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

Work stress and work place issues - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Joe Atanasio is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $180
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Flatiron District practice

156 5th Avenue

Suite 1112

New York, NY 10010


  • Mon 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Forest Hills practice

105-05 69th Avenue

Queens, NY 11375


  • Mon 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present

CHE Behavioral Health Services, Clinical Psychologist, 2014 - 2019

Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Forensic Psychology PsyD, 2010 - 2015

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Forensic Psychology, MA, 2007 - 2009



Therapy Groups

Joe  Atanasio
A Dungeons and Dragons Social Anxiety Group for Young Adults

This 10-week group for young adults utilizes the table-top game Dungeons & Dragons to build social skills, manage anxiety, and build assertiveness in the face of the difficult feelings of isolation and depression.