Combining group talk therapy and game therapy, this group utilizes the table top game Dungeons and Dragons to help members work as a team while building their communication, critical thinking, and conflict management skills. Any previous knowledge of the game or how to play is not necessary! We are here to learn, create, and explore together!
This group also tackles the difficult feelings of isolation and depression with talk therapy, role-play, and emotional sharing thrown into the mix for a unique immersive experience. Common therapy goals include developing assertiveness skills, learning how to work in a team, and building personal emotional insight.
Dr. Joe is a Clinical Psychologist in NYC. Dr. Joe works with individuals ages 12 and up and specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, work stress, and mindfulness. He particularly enjoys working with young adults who are navigating major life transitions, like graduating from college and entering the working world and/or trying to find meaning in their life.
Dr. Joe spends time understanding his clients’ needs and goals before developing an individualized treatment plan. While he primarily utilizes mindfulness-based interventions, he also implements also modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Supportive Therapy, and psychoeducation. He frequently helps his clients develop mindfulness/meditation practices in addition to teaching them deep breathing exercises, progressive relaxation, and other techniques that they can use in their daily lives.
Dr. Joe’s sessions are client-centered, and he focuses on the individual in front of him. His goals vary depending on the client. Some of his clients need help managing their depression on a day-to-day level while others are looking to transform their grief into something meaningful and learn how to move on while still honoring their loved one.
Dr. Joe supports his clients however he can and is cognizant that everyone responds to different treatment approaches He is there to support them on their journey towards healing and/or growth. He received his PsyD from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is licensed as a clinical psychologist in the states of California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Vermont.