In a sense, all therapy -- even individual therapy -- is family therapy. We carry the voices, the gazes, the expectations, the approvals and disapprovals, the deep connections to those we first knew within us throughout our lives. Therapy can help to uncover and clarify these links and engender a better understanding of our own motivations, leaving us freer to make effective decisions in our daily lives. I view therapy as a collaborative process between therapist and patient, and I believe much of the work is accomplished through that relationship itself.
Over the past 15 years, I have worked with children and adults with HIV/AIDS in Brooklyn and the Bronx, developed the mental health program for a syringe exchange in Manhattan, and taught and supervised graduate students. I have extensive experience with individuals and couples in the LGBT community.
In addressing problems with alcohol and drug use, I utilize a harm reduction approach to help the individual to comprehend the unique meanings and purposes of drinking or using drugs, as well as its costs and benefits, so that patterns of use can be explored and changed.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Joseph S Cohen now - (646) 600-9211


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Long Island University
  • Year Graduated: 1997
  • License No. and State: 013495 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Oxford
  • United
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Addiction


  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Harm Reduction


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015
Joseph S Cohen, PhD, Psychologist in New York

Joseph S Cohen

Psychologist, PhD