Michelle  Joaquin
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Michelle Joaquin


Psychologist, PsyD
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Community Board 5 Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 15, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Trauma
  • Young Adults/Young Adults of Color
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

I am a NYS licensed psychologist with over ten years of experience working with individuals of varying ages and life experiences. Many of my clients experience difficulty finding joy or feeling connected to others after experiencing a sudden life change or trauma. Many of my clients are also working professionals who struggle with managing stress in their everyday lives. I am particularly sensitive to clients dealing with symptoms of anxiety, trauma, depression and moments of transition such as breakups, work-related issues and family conflicts. I have specialized training and expertise in trauma.

I currently work part-time at Yale University conducting process groups. And I have trained at hospitals such as Columbia University, University of Southern California (USC)'s CHLA, and Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Message to clients

Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, or trauma? Are relationship difficulties, self-doubt or a stressful job some of the reasons that prevent you from living a fulfilling life? Are you having difficulty concentrating, feeling overwhelmed or struggle to communicate your needs to loved ones? Do you feel like you keep repeating the same patterns no matter how much you try? Maybe you just want a change in your life but don’t know where to begin. In our daily life, we can find ourselves feeling stuck. Together we can explore the things that cause you stress in order to live a more meaningful life.

I utilize insight-oriented, skill-based, and evidence-based approaches that are tailored to you. I have specialized training working with individuals who have experienced trauma or extremely stressful situations. I also provide immigration psychological evaluations and ​I write support letters for gender-affirming procedures.

Let’s help you regain the sense of joy in your life. You can message me for a free 15-minute phone consultation so I can answer any of your questions. Even if it doesn’t appear that way, there is hope when you take the first step toward healing.


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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

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

Young Adults/Young Adults of Color - Challenges related to being a young adult, such as identity, dating, college, and entering the workforce.

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Michelle Joaquin 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: $300 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week


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 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat 8am-8pm
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan Community Board 5 practice
1178 Broadway, Mailbox #46, New York, New York 10001
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Yale University Medical School, GROW Group Facilitator, 2022 - Present
University of Southern California (USC): CHLA, Psychology Fellow, 2020 - 2022
Mt Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, Psychology Extern, 2019 - 2020
Columbia University, Psychoanalytic Fellow, 2019 - 2020
Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Psychology Extern, 2018 - 2019

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University , Combined School-Clinical Child Psychology Doctorate of Psychology, 2021
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University , Master of Science (M.S.) in School Psychology, 2020
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Columbia University Psychoanalytic Fellow, 2020
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Master of Arts (M.A.) in Forensic Psychology, 2011


New York: 025254