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.
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
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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