Josh  Wolf-Powers

Josh Wolf-Powers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Greenwich Village practice (updated November 16, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sex therapy & sexual health
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Addiction
  • Shame

Professional statement

Josh Wolf-Powers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, practicing in Union Square, in Manhattan. His practice is general—he works with all people, regardless of gender or sexual identity—who suffer from problems including anxiety, depression, relationship and professional challenges, and behavioral problems. He has particular experience working with people whose problems relate to sex, sexuality, attachment, and trauma. He also has extensive experience working with people who have experienced—or who have committed—sexual assault, as well as those who have experienced abandonment or who have a history of childhood trauma.

Josh’s treatment approach is grounded in Psychodynamic Therapy, and he is most interested in doing long-term work. He believes the unconscious can provide a lot of insight into a patient’s experience of life. He also spends time exploring an individual’s internal conflicts to understand better what is holding them back from living the life they desire. Josh has worked with many patients suffering from addiction, exploring with them how they can take control of their lives.

Josh offers a warm, safe, and receptive environment for whatever challenges an individual struggles with. In addition to his private practice, he is the director of the Sexuality Attachment & Trauma Network. His office is located near the 14th Street - Union Square subway station.


Message to clients

I work with people struggling with shame - shame about what they want, what they need, what they do. I don't judge. I understand the power that desire exerts over us, and I understand how painful it can be when that comes into conflict with who we want to be, with how we want to live our lives.


Specialties

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

Sex therapy & sexual health - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

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

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Shame - Feelings of worthlessness, depression, self-criticism, excessive need for approval, harmful behaviors, avoidance


General expertise


Insurance

Josh Wolf-Powers 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: $300 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $300
  • Initial session: $300 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Greenwich Village practice

44 East 12th Street

New York, NY 10003

Hours
  • Mon 7:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present

Sexuality Attachment & Trauma Project, 2014 - Present

Finance, 1997 - 2010

Social services, 1990 - 1995

New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, 2014

New York University’s Stern School of Business, MBA, 1997

Columbia University, BA, 1991


Languages

  • English

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