Joel  Kosman

Joel Kosman

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Esquire, Esq. Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Academic/work performance
  • Work stress
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Joel Kosman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with offices on the Upper East Side and Gramercy Park. He specializes in work-related stress and anxiety, especially around times of transition or sudden disruption in relationships and careers. As a former lawyer, he has particular expertise and understanding of the unique challenges and demands of the legal and other professional fields.

Joel works with couples and individuals as they strive for balance at home and in the workplace, developing deeper understanding and acceptance of their personal identity along the way. His style is open and perceptive, helping clients to manage stress and reduce anxiety to feel more in command of their lives. Using skills-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Joel raises client awareness of the impact of stress on their thoughts and behaviors and taps into their existing strengths and resilience.

Joel received both his Masters in Social Work and JD from NYU. He has advanced psychoanalytic training from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders and substance use, and significant experience counseling law school students at Columbia Law School. Joel welcomes adults of all ages into his practice.

Message to clients

I'm a steady presence and an attentive listener – and I’ll work with you to create a safe, non-judgmental space where we can talk. I'll also ask questions and offer ideas. We'll start where you want to start and go from there – always at your pace. Trained in both law and mental health, I listen and respond from multiple perspectives. I practiced law for a number of years and this practical experience informs my perspective as well.


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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Academic/work performance - Addressing test/performance anxiety, time management and procrastination, work-life balance, and career ambivalence

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

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others


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


Joel Kosman 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: $285 (45min)
  • Initial session: $285 (45min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • 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


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 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan practice
167 East 82nd Street, Suite 1C, New York, New York 10028
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 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tue 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wed 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thu 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Fri 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Columbia Law School, 2011 - Present
Private Psychotherapy Practice, 2009 - Present
St. Vincent's Hospital, 2009 - 2011
New York County District Attorney's Office, 1998 - 2008
Law Firm, 1995 - 1998

New York University School of Social Work, MSW, 2009
New York University School of Law, JD, 1987
Swarthmore College, BA, 1983