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Josh Dodes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
ColoradoNew JerseyNew YorkPennsylvania
Unhappy Achievers- Anxiety -Perfectionism- Relationship issues-Self-esteem- Work stress-

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Professional statement

Josh Dodes is a psychotherapist who sees adults throughout New York City in his online practice. He specializes in helping "unhappy achievers," people who seem to have so much going for them on the outside, but feel empty on the inside. These individuals are often highly successful, but they experience a lack of satisfaction, fulfillment, or connection to themselves or others--all of which can leave them feeling anxious and depressed. Josh is also very experienced in working with people struggling with relationship issues, perfectionism, loss, low self-esteem, addiction and a wide range of other concerns.

During sessions, Josh provides a warm, safe, confidential space where he will listen to you carefully and where you and he will work together as a team, to understand and resolve the issues you are struggling with--both in terms of how they impact you now and in terms of how they became problems in the first place. Josh believes that problematic patterns can only be resolved for good by understanding where they come from on a deeper level. This is what is meant by psychodynamic therapy: therapy that addresses the underlying causes of longstanding issues, so that you see benefits now, but also benefits that will stand the test of time.

Josh graduated with honors in psychology from Yale University and earned his MSW in clinical social work from New York University. He has received advanced training from the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in New York City. He writes regularly for Psychology Today.

Message to clients

Seeking therapy is one of the most compassionate things you can do for yourself, and can be a true turning point in your life. But it can also feel uncomfortable to talk to someone you don't know well.

I understand that. Like all therapists, I have been in therapy myself, and I remember all too clearly my fears about starting: Would my therapist push me to reveal too much, too quickly? Would he sit back in silence and leave me feeling helpless, like the psychoanalysts in movies? Were my concerns even "serious" enough to justify getting into therapy? And most important: how could I feel safe and comfortable with someone I hadn’t even met yet?

Your comfort with me and with the process are incredibly important to me. Clients consistently describe me as someone who is committed to helping them work on the issues they find difficult; someone who is experienced, but always open to feedback; someone with a good sense of humor; someone who will stay with them when the process gets tough and even painful; and someone who is on their side, in every way possible.

Therapy can benefit almost anyone, so even if you're not sure about it, I encourage you to reach out to me. Let's talk about it together, and see if and how I can help.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Private practice
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, Psychotherapist
Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist

New York University, MSW, 2010
Yale University, B.A., Psychology, 1995


New York: 086249 - Pennsylvania: CW018506 - New Jersey: 44SC06166600 - Colorado: CSW.09929419




Unhappy Achievers - Helping overachievers to feel less empty and unfulfilled; understanding and working through how much of one's self-esteem is based on others' perceptions, often leading to depression and anxiety

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Relationship issues - 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

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


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

Locations & Hours


Josh Dodes 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:$250 (45min)
  • Initial session:$250 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$300 (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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


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