Joy  Radish

Joy Radish

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

Registered Drama Therapist, RDT

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, daytime, & weekend appointments in Carroll Gardens practice (updated April 30, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Somatics/embodiment
  • Recovery from addiction
  • Depression
  • Spirituality
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Joy Radish is a psychotherapist and drama therapist in Brooklyn, NY. She is also a seasoned yoga and meditation teacher dedicated to working with clients holistically. She helps clients with anxiety, depression, stuckness, life or spiritual crises, trauma, and healing from difficult childhoods.

Joy works with individuals from all walks of life, and frequently has clients who are in recovery from trauma (PTSD and/or CPTSD), who feel disconnected from their bodies, who have experienced core relational wounds that cause depression and anxiety, and/or who seek to feel more authentic, purposeful, creative and whole. She also has extensive experience working with individuals who are experiencing a spiritual crisis, and seek guidance around developing their spirituality, and integrating it in their daily life or who are at a crossroads, and want to devise rituals to help them navigate their new road.

Joy’s therapy practice is based in a beautiful yoga studio in Brooklyn. Her approach to psychotherapy considers the connection between mind, body, spirit, psyche, environment, relationships, and creativity as vital to overall health and wellness.

As a drama therapist, she pays close attention to all of the stories clients bring into the room, listening for content, as well as how they tell their stories, noticing the roles, symbols, archetypal themes, and metaphors that emerge as they narrate. Drama therapy techniques allow her and her clients to explore those stories dynamically, actively, and creatively, which differs from more traditional forms of psychotherapy. For many clients, especially those with a history of trauma, abuse, and emotional struggles, these methods can help rewrite their life narrative from one of pain to one that is empowered.

Using a combination of verbal psychotherapy with embodied practices and creative exercises allows clients to delve into the unconscious realms and unpack thoughts and feelings that the conscious mind cannot access by itself. To assist with this, Joy brings in tools that come from the yoga tradition, including breathwork, somatic meditation, traditional visualization practices, principles from yoga philosophy, and ayurvedic psychology.

Joy believes everyone deserves the chance to heal and grow. She helps her clients care for the parts that need understanding and acceptance so they may experience more freedom. Outside of private practice, she is a creative arts therapist in inpatient psych at NYU Langone Brooklyn and teaches yoga at Abhaya Yoga. She received her MA from NYU Steinhardt and her BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her office is located near the Smith-9th Street subway station.

Message to clients

All people deserve to live a life that is fulfilling, empowered, and free. Often, due to the trauma of daily living and greater challenges we are cut-off from our own source of wisdom and feel stymied and stuck. In a day and age that values product over process, mind over body, and quick-fix techniques more than in-depth healing, we leave a lot of our pain—and a lot of our story unexplored. My approach to psychotherapy is appropriate for anyone and everyone seeking better to understand themselves, transform their choices, and create life-shifts no matter how big or small.


Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Somatics/embodiment - All feelings have a body component and sometimes the body holds important information in physical symptoms; works with a body process orientation that can provide a way to work with somatic symptoms including tension, pain and fatigue and the emotions that come with those feelings

Recovery from addiction - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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

Spirituality - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

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

General expertise


Joy Radish 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: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Carroll Gardens practice

43d 9th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

  • Mon Mornings
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Mornings and evenings
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Mornings and evenings
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Mornings and evenings

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
NYU Langone Brooklyn, Creative Arts Therapist in Inpatient Psych, 2015 - Present
Self Help Community Services "Witness Theatre" Initiative, Drama Therapist
Abhaya Yoga, Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer, 2012 - Present
Laughing Lotus Yoga, Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer, 2006 - 2012

NYU Steinhardt, MA, 2014
Sarah Lawrence College, BA, 2002


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