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Joan Stenzler, LCSW-R

Office: Fresh Meadows Wellness Center
184-17 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY 11367
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Consultation Services to Employers
Somatic Experiencing: Body-Centered Psychotherapy and Healing
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (w Individuals and Groups)
Consultation with Health Professionals and Organizations
Practice Description:
I have moved my entire practice online using Zoom, Face Time and phone sessions and am currently accepting new patients. Please contact me to set up a FREE 20-30 minute phone consultation.

I am a holistic psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, in practice for the past 28 years and a Kripalu Yoga teacher since 1999.

Despite many years in practice, I continue to be amazed by the strong yearning that we humans have to heal, grow and transform! My holistic and body-centered approach to treatment helps individuals who seek to connect with that desire to open, heal and become freed of attitudes, misperceptions and habits that bind, confine and diminish their capacity for happiness, contentment and peace.

I see patients for day and evening appointments at my offices in Queens and Garden City, Long Island and offer a FREE 20 minute phone consultation to answer your questions.

Using a mindful approach to healing, I invite each patient to cultivate awareness of what is and teach them how to drop into a deeper place of knowing where insight and wisdom reside.

In an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance and safety, I invite my patients to release the need for judgment, drop into the moment and become present with what is, from a place of heartfelt compassion and loving kindness.

Within this healing space, we explore what is happening now, how it affects your life experience and in what ways you can make conscious shifts to vastly improve the quality and dynamic nature of your life today.

Overall, my approach is positive and present-centered. Emphasis is placed on exploring past experience when unresolved issues continue to interfere with your vitality, health and inner peace. I view my relationship with each patient as a partnership in which we both have active and important roles to play in order for success to be possible!

In the Fall of 2014, I completed a 3 year advanced clinical training in Somatic Experiencing, a body-centered approach to therapy and healing that has proven effective in helping patients to access the remnants of difficult or traumatic experiences trapped in the body and mind and to release and resolve them.

I am one of a handful of people in the area who are certified in this powerful methodology.

I have recently introduced Emotional Freedom Technique within patient sessions and will be adding biofeedback into my practice soon.

I specialize in helping individuals and organizations in the health field to reduce stress and reconnect with their inspiration and purpose for serving others. Using a unique wellness-based curriculum that I’ve designed, I teach health professionals about the psychology of the patient experience and share important strategies for effective communication. When these two critical components are combined and implemented successfully, the quality of patient care and the level of staff satisfaction on the job both significantly improve.

I offer a free 15-20 minute consultation and encourage you to contact me to discuss your concerns and what you are looking for in a therapist. If I am not the right professional for you and I know someone else who might be, I will be glad to point you in the right direction!

I am happy to be of service to you and hope you will consider contacting me for more information. Thank you very much for your interest in my work and all the best on your journey!

Joan Stenzler, LCSW
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Somatic (Body-Centered) Psychotherapy: SE
Insight oriented therapeutic counseling
Relationship Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Chronic Physical Illness
Life Transitions
Pain Management
Personal Growth
Sleep Disorders
Stress Management
Women's Issues
Eastern Wisdom traditions and healing philosophies
Mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy
Age Specialties: Adults
Session Formats: Individual
Meditation Groups
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Social Learning
Transactional Analysis
Emotional Freedom Technique
Somatic Experiencing: Body-Centered Therapy and Healing
Additional Demographic Expertise: Buddhist
People with Disabilities
All people who seek to understand themselves in a deeper manner
Education: BS in Health Sciences
CUNY at Brooklyn College, 1976

MSW in Social Welfare
SUNY at Stony Brook University, 1987
License #: R037418-1
License State: New York
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: 200 hour Certification in Kripalu Yoga (Yoga of Compassion)
500 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification (completed in 2008)
3 year Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Credentialing as an SEP
1 year training in Integrative Somatic Psychology with Raja Selvam
Professional Affiliations:
Member of National Association of Social Workers
Founder and Director of The Institute for Helping Professionals
SE Practitioner & Member of The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
1 year- Integrative Somatic Psychology training with Raja Selvam
Marketing Chair for NY Center for Kripalu Yoga and Health- (2008-2010)
Member of Kripalu Yoga Teacher's Association since 1999
Fee Schedule: Individual Psychotherapy Session: 50-60 mins - $-130- $ 150
Couples counseling session - 50-60 mins -$ 160- $ 175
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Insurance and Billing Instructions: For your convenience, I am an experienced psychotherapist, qualified to provide out of network mental health benefits. Once my fee is paid, I will provide you with receipts for treatment received. to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Office Hours: Monday through Thursdays, noon to 8 pm Currently doing all sessions on Zoom, Face Time or phone
Driving Directions: Coming East on Union Turnpike (before reaching Utopia Pkwy) :

To get to my office from West of Utopia Parkway, you take Union Turnpike East, go past St. John's University (at Utopia) and continue for about 3 very long blocks.

Turn left on 184th Street, go one block and turn right on 75th Ave. Go one more block and turn right on 185th Street. Look for parking there, if you can.

Then walk to the corner of 185 and Union, turn right onto Union Turnpike.
My office is in the Fresh Meadows Wellness Center, located at: 184-17 Union Tpke, between 184th and 185th Streets. It will be on your right

If you are coming from 188th Street, traveling South from LIE or North from GCP:

Take 188th Street up to Union Tpke and turn West. My office is just a few blocks from where you turn at 184-17 Union Tpke, between 184th and 185th Streets.

If you have any problems finding the office, please give me a call at 646-250-5379. Thanks!

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Years in Practice:  Over 20
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  No
Public Transportation:  Yes

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