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Joseph Barbera(He/Him/His)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York
Autism spectrum disorder- Couples counseling- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Life coaching- Stress management-Social anxiety-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

“The wound is the place where light enters you”-Rumi. Joseph understands that life is full of challenges and looks to the word “hope” for inspiration. He believes that during our low points in life, we are vulnerable and struggle to understand why things happen the way they do, but we can rely on hope to remind us to bring in the light to heal us and move forward. Joseph works with his clients on being comfortable and accepting of the position they are currently in as this will allow them to accept the journey of healing.

Message to clients

I thrive on exploring human nature, identifying individual strengths, and creating human connections. I bring these values into my sessions and will work with you to uncover your inner strengths and resilience so you can take positive steps forward into the life you envision for yourself. In our sessions, I will give you the space to share your stories, unpack the weight you have been carrying, and guide you through discovering yourself on a more personal level.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist

Stony Brook University, Masters, 2022


New York: 118622




Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

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

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150