Joy  Yedid

Joy Yedid


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Online Virtual Counselors Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online

The office and billing department are NOT available on the weekends. The weekend availability is in reference to therapists ONLY.

Updated November 7, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Divorce & separation
  • Family issues

Professional statement

Currently, I hold a Certification of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices by the NYS OMH. Modalities I would like to work with are somatic, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based practices.

Joy is a first-generation Lebanese Jewish American, who grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She has five years of experience working with adults and supporting a wide range of needs including anxiety, trauma, depression, and identity development. She specializes in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and First Generation Adults. She holds a BA in Psychology from Hunter College and an MSW from NYU Shanghai Silver School of Social Work.

As a Native New Yorker, one of my favorite things to do is to ride the subway to Chinatown and to walk around the neighborhood and eat delicious foods with friends. I also love to develop and print photos in the darkroom and to travel.

After college, Joy traveled to Chennai and Ethiopia where she film and photography to help fundraise for communities she was working with. Her experiences learning about eastern and Western treatment modalities inspired her to move to Shanghai where she earned a masters degree in social work. As a queer woman, Joy has been in both the client and therapist position and has experienced and understands the need for better awareness on how to offer support and to encourage self-compassion. She uses empathy and humor to create and nurture a safe space. Joy appreciates the uniqueness of each person and believes in a collaborative approach to treatment where she uses psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based practices

Message to clients

After college, I travelled to Chennai and Ethiopia where I practiced narrative therapy and photography. My experiences learning about eastern and western treatment modalities inspired me to move to Shanghai where I earned a masters degree in social work. As a queer woman, I have been in both the client and therapist position and have experienced and understand the need for better awareness on how to offer support and to encourage self-compassion.

I appreciate the uniqueness of each person and believe in a collaborative approach to treatment. The modalities I like to use when working with clients range from psychodynamic theory, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness based techniques. I also use empathy and humor to create and nurture a safe space.


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

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

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Evernorth
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Meritain Health
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Joy Yedid is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • GHI

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $130
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (60min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We are a "in-network provider' with BCBS, Horizon NJ, Cigna, Aetna, & Medicare. If your insurance is not listed, don't hesitate to reach out, we might be able to help.

Co-Pays range from $5-$50 per session (depending on the plan)

No Insurance? No Problem: Private Pay Clients - $125-$175 per session

We are happy to submit claims on your behalf directly to your insurance company, or we can provide you with a bill for you to submit.

Please note that The Online Virtual Counselors does not accept any form of Medicaid.


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 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat By Appointment Only
  • Sun By Appointment Only

Work and Education

Online Virtual Counselors, LMSW, 2023 - Present

New York University Shanghai, Master of Social Work, 2018
Hunter College, Bachlors Degree Psychology, 2009


New York: 110626