Josh Wolf-Powers, LCSW
I’m a psychotherapist, trained as a clinical social worker and certified as a clinical trauma professional. I also am becoming a psychoanalyst—a lengthy postgraduate training.
I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with people facing a wide range of challenges.
I believe you are powerful—that you can change your circumstances and experience. I will work closely with you, trying to understand what it’s like to be you, so your life can be more like you want it to be – and so you can understand better how, and why, it is as it is.
I am open and non-judgmental. I listen well, and bring a curiosity—and a refusal to judge—to your experience that can help you perceive choices and options you didn’t know were possible.
I want to know what it is like to be you. If we decide to work together, we will use what you tell me, and our relationship, to explore. I’m particularly interested in internal conflicts—as, for example, when we “want” one thing but do another—and in the unconscious—those things we don’t know or understand about ourselves, and about who, why, or how we are. You can learn more about how I work here.
I am particularly interested in oppositions, dualities, and spectrums—love and hate; shame and pride; pleasure and pain; vanilla and kink; monogamy, polyamory, and ethical, consensual non-monogamy; and so on. My clinical experience is that binaries are rarely as clear—or as binding—as we might imagine, and often, exploring how we relate to them can be fruitful—even liberating.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania
NY LCSW 086846