Joe Atanasio, Therapist in Forest Hills, New York — Zencare
Joe  Atanasio
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Joe Atanasio

Psychologist, PsyD
New York, California Accepting Online
Queens Accepting In-person
Updated September 9, 2022

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. 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

  • Individual sessions: $180 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $180
  • 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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Therapy (NY)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Queens practice
72-10 112th Street, OFC B, Forest Hills, New York 11375
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:30am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 8:30am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
CHE Behavioral Health Services, Clinical Psychologist, 2014 - 2019

Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Forensic Psychology, PsyD, 2015
John Jay College of Criminal Justice Forensic Psychology, MA, 2009


New York: 21836

California: 28201



Therapy Groups

Joe  Atanasio
Dungeons and Dragons Social Skills Building Group

Combining group talk therapy and game therapy, this group utilizes the table top game Dungeons and Dragons to help members work as a team while building their communication, critical thinking, and conflict management skills.