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Dr. Josh Stieber Licensed Psychologist

He / Him / His

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 01:45 PM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
WednesdayClosed
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Therapy was extremely helpful to me in my journey. I experienced Religious Trauma growing up; I also joined the military right after high school and had a lot to sort through after a combat deployment. Seeing how powerful therapy was in my life, combined with my own strengths of compassionate listening and curiosity, inspired me to pursue a career as a therapist.

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

Irvin Yalom's The Gift of Therapy. It is a book of wisdom from an elder therapist that I read early in my training and several of his messages often come to mind in my work. First, Yalom advises to create a new therapy for every client. I find this to be extremely liberating. Yes, I can draw on research and prior work. But, ultimately, every person is on their unique path; remembering this truth helps me to stay present and also to bring in creativity in the clinical work. Second, he writes that the role of the therapist is not to find the answers but to help clients remove the obstacles to their peace and wholeness. This perspective, I have found, gives great respect to the inner healing abilities that each of us have. I can help you look for patterns, identify emotions, explore difficult territory, and so on; but at the end of the day, we are working to unlock your inner strength and wisdom and that is where the most enduring answers will be found.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

If you are hesitant about therapy, I get it! Going deep into your emotions, trusting someone you don't know, revisiting troubling experiences... this is intimidating. My wish for you is that you can remember other times in your life that you pursued something challenging and can recall how rewarding it was. Yes, therapy is hard work... and it is also hard to avoid therapy when it is calling to you. It is draining to hide from difficult emotions, push away troubling memories, and watch as struggling parts of yourself get in the way of your goals in life--relationships, work, inner peace, and more. If and when you go through the therapy process, you can reach a place of feeling compassion for yourself, understanding the patterns that get in your way, and lifting burdens that have held you down. Finding this kind of relief, while challenging, is--at least in my experience--one of the most fulfilling things that you can do for yourself.

Identity

Gender

Man, Cisgender

Ethnicity

White

Specialties

Relationship Issues

Creative blocks & writer's block

Life transitions

Spirituality & religion based issues

Trauma

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Careers

Work Stress

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Anger management

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

UMR

Fees

Marriage & Couples Counseling$250
Individual Therapy$270
Group Therapy$70

Types of Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Existential Therapy

Jungian Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Somatic Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Training / Certifications

Understanding Ketamine (Fluence)

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Training (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies/Bronx VA)

Integrative Harm-Reduction Psychotherapy (Center for Optimal Living)

Emotionally-Focused Therapy Externship (EFT Center of L.A.)

Emotionally-Focused Therapy Core Skills (NYCEFT)

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mount Sinai World Trade Center Mental Health Program

Licensure

  • New York, Licensed Psychologist, 023849

Education

St. John's University, Doctorate of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, 2019

Dissertation: Therapist Techniques Used in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy for Veterans with Depression (Manhattan VA)

Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2014

Work History

For most of my career, to this point, I have worked at Mount Sinai's World Trade Center Mental Health Program (WTCMHP). This clinic serves rescue and recovery works from the 9/11 attacks as they confront their trauma and seek support in other areas of their lives. At WTCMHP, I do individual therapy and run a process group for people wanting to improve their family relationships. Couples therapy is a major emphasis of mine and I directly work with couples as well as train and supervise other clinicians in their work with couples. Prior to this position, I did practicum placements at several New York City hospitals where I learned through a wide range of experiences. In 2023, I expanded from my WTCMHP position and launched Winding Elm Psychotherapy. My goal with this practice is to emphasize other areas of specialization, including therapy for Religious Trauma as well as psychedelic integration and therapies (currently Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy). I am also excited to continue the work that I have found incredibly meaningful in supporting those who have been traumatized and in helping partners through couples therapy.

Online Therapy

Office at 302 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Frequently Asked Questions About Josh Stieber, Licensed Psychologist

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Josh Stieber, Licensed Psychologist, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Josh Stieber accepting new clients?

Yes, Josh Stieber is accepting new clients for online therapy in New York and in-person appointments at 302 5th Avenue, Suite 805, New York, NY, 10001.

Does Josh Stieber accept insurance?

Yes, Josh Stieber accepts insurance, including Aetna and UMR.

What types of therapy does Josh Stieber offer?

Josh Stieber offers therapy for couples, groups and individuals.

Does Josh Stieber offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Josh Stieber offers in-person appointments at 302 5th Avenue, Suite 805, New York, NY, 10001.

Does Josh Stieber offer online therapy?

Yes, Josh Stieber offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Josh Stieber?

Josh Stieber typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Josh Stieber speak?

Josh Stieber conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Josh Stieber online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Josh Stieber online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.