Joel Kosman


Joel Kosman graduated from Swarthmore College, and, after a year in banking, enrolled at the New York University School of Law.  For the next 20 years, he practiced law.  He has worked at a Big Law firm, a small "boutique" law firm and as an Assistant District Attorney for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  He has also clerked for a federal judge in the Southern District of New York.  In addition, he’s taught at NYU, New York Law School, and Columbia Law School.

There came a time when Joel decided that he needed to change careers -- to find something that better matched his goals and aspirations at that stage in my life.  So he enrolled at the New York University School of Social Work. Since then, as a mental health clinician, he’s worked at a psychiatric unit at St. Vincent's Hospital, with the New York University Counseling and Wellness Service, and with the Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality.  He’s had specialized training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, couples therapy, and the treatment of eating disorders. 

Currently, in his private psychotherapy practice, he works principally with lawyers and young professionals.  He also has significant experience counseling law school students.  Among many other areas, he has worked with his clients to address issues surrounding stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, work/academic performance, procrastination, time management, and a further variety of life and identity issues. 

Throughout Joel’s own working life, he has experienced successes and setbacks, victories and losses, stress, anxiety, change, insecurity, indecision, depression, emotional paralysis, and more. You name it - he’s pretty much ridden the highs and lows.  

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