Joan D. Atwood

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT

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Joan D. Atwood

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

542 Lakeview Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 513-8425
Offers online therapy
Website
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Additional Location

Dr. Joan D. Atwood
101 Hillside Avenue
Suite D
Williston Park, NY 11596
(516) 513-8425

About

My style and beliefs are to create a safe environment within which individuals, couples, and families can explore their issues and challenges. I do this using brief solution focused therapy embedded in a narrative view. This means that I assist people in seeing their lives in more healthy ways as they overcome the challenges in their lives. This occurs in an atmosphere of empowerment and growth.
My preferred method of doing therapy is to go on a journey with my clients to learn about their problematic "stuck points" and to assist them in moving forward. On this journey, empowerment and growth are two key factors that we strive to achieve.
I have studied psychology, marriage and family therapy, and social work for many years, collecting a Doctorate and 3 Masters Degrees along the way. In addition, I did many years of post graduate work. My most substantive learning though comes from my many years of working with clients.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $120 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Carpenter's Union
  • Electrical Union
  • Large Machinery Union
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 000277
  • School: State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Year Graduated: 1981

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Ph.D., LMFT, LCSW / R031341-1
  • Certificate Date: 1985
  • Certificate: Ph.D. / Ph.D.
  • Certificate Date: 1981

Joan D. Atwood's Groups

Anger Management-Children, Teens, Adults

Is your anger getting in the way of your happiness? Is it affecting your relationships at home or work? MFTNY has taken the lead in offering a premier Anger Management Program. This Program was developed by Dr. Atwood and is based on years of research and clinical work. It is accredited, via Dr. Atwood's Diplomate status, by the National Anger Management Organization. We specialize in Court Referred and Voluntary Anger Management Programs in an Individual and Group Setting. A Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of ten sessions. The Program is available for Children, Teens, and Adults.

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Couples Group

Do you want the relationship you had when you first met? Are you living together as brother and sister? Have you lost the couple in your relationship and behave only as parents? If you are experiencing any of these feelings, this group can be beneficial for you. This is a group for couples. The purpose of the group is to explore relationship issues,work toward collectively solving these issues and increase and recreate your original way of relating.The group is held in a safe, supportive environment. The ultimate goal is an increase in intimacy and relationship enhancement.

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Women's Group

Are you in a relationship or marriage, yet feeling lonely? Do you feel depressed about relationship issues? Do you feel like you're always taking care of everyone but yourself? Do you often ask yourself, "what was I thinking?" when you look at your spouse? Do you have fantasies of quiting your six figure job and running off with the landscaper? Do you feel that your children adopted you because they couldn't possibly be yours? This is an empowerment group for women given by women for women's issues. We laugh; we cry; and we bond.

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Location

542 Lakeview Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 513-8425
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Dr. Joan D. Atwood
101 Hillside Avenue
Suite D
Williston Park, NY 11596
(516) 513-8425
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Divorce
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Sex Therapy
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020
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Joan D. Atwood

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT