Joel  Rosow

Joel Rosow

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & weekend online therapy appointments; not accepting new couples at this time (updated May 31, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Stress management
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • College student mental health
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

Joel Rosow is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Murray Hill, Manhattan who specializes in anxiety, college student mental health, life transitions, relationships, self-esteem, and stress management.

Joel takes a strengths-based approach and integrates mindfulness practices, breathing exercises, and problem-solving techniques. He also utilizes elements of Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and Supportive Therapy. He works with his clients to explore what new coping strategies they can employ to help manage their symptoms or alleviate some of the pressure they are feeling. This involves brainstorming possible strategies and picking one to test out between sessions. He also focuses on helping individuals build self-esteem and move towards a place of self-acceptance and self-love. Clients learn how to deal with emotions that come up during a session, and Joel works with them in the present moment to better understand what is going on beneath the surface.

Joel ensures his clients’ feelings and experiences are validated and that they feel seen, heard, and supported. Prior to starting his private practice, Joel worked in the counseling department at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice for over a decade. He looks forward to meeting you at his office located near Grand Central.

Message to clients

We all benefit by having a positive relationship with a person professionally trained and educated who is non-judgmental and wants the very best for us.


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

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

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

College student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Mindfulness - Sharing breathing practices to build present moment awareness, build concentration, manage impulses, and improve coping and sleep


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Joel Rosow is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Online therapy (NY) practice


  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-10:00am & 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-10:00am & 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-10:00am & 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2003 - 2016

Mercy College, MSLMHC, 2007

The New Seminary, Interfaith Minister of Spiritual Counseling (NY State Licensed), 1996

Cornell University, MSILR, 1985



Client testimonials

"Joel seemed like a great guy who could really help out!"

- Zencare client • August 2019