Joshua  Silnik

Joshua Silnik


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Crescent Mental Health Counseling Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 13, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Self-esteem
  • Loneliness

Professional statement

Joshua Silnik is a licensed psychotherapist treating the New York City area. Joshua has experience helping those who struggle with feeling worried, sad, angry or even those who are not sure how to label what they are feeling but do not feel good. He specializes in helping clients who struggle to form and keep relationships. Many of his clients feel alone and empty inside and search for connections with others but never feel fulfilled enough by them.

Joshua uses a two prong approach to therapy where clients are given tools to manage their symptoms while exploring the underlining causes. Joshua understands that it can take time to resolve a client's struggles so he provides them with ways to address harmful behaviors and thoughts in order to manage and decrease symptoms. In addition to tools, clients will also be able to work through the root of their symptoms while feeling empowered in order for these symptoms to not return.

Joshua sees a range of adults from college students and young professionals to those who are middle age and older. He understands how choosing a therapist can be difficult when there are so many options but what makes him different is how he is goal oriented, collaborative, and almost conversational in sessions so clients do not feel like they are speaking without getting any useful input.

Joshua is only doing therapy sessions remotely but has flexible hours.

Message to clients

Everyone gets sad or anxious sometimes but we can't always navigate our challenges alone. I am here to support you while we work through your struggles together. It isn't easy telling someone personal things about yourself but we will go at the pace you are comfortable with and everything of course remains confidential.

My clients would describe me as validating, goal oriented, and personable. Our first session will start by you telling me what is going on and me exploring with you the history of this in a warm and validating environment. If the need arises, then I will provide you with an intervention to use outside of sessions. I am looking forward to working with you!


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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

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

Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills


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


Joshua Silnik 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: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 8pm
  • Tue 10am - 8pm
  • Wed 10am - 8pm
  • Thu 10am - 8pm
  • Fri 10am - 3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Crescent Mental Health Counseling practice
427 W 21st St., New York, New York 1011
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10-8
  • Tue 10-8
  • Wed 10-8
  • Thu 10-8
  • Fri 10-8
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10-8

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years


New York: 011633