Joseph R. Scrivani, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Astoria
Making the decision to change or start something new is never easy, therapy included. Let me help you make the change you want in your life! I have been helping people do just that for over 12 years. My clients are adults of all genders & sexual orientations. It's been my experience that therapy works best when you and your therapist share a sense of trust & comfort. This helps increase motivation. Primary issues treated are depression, anxiety, lack of satisfaction in relationships & careers, self-esteem, grief and living with chronic illness.
Areas of specialization include working with the LGBT community. Starting therapy can be particularly trying for LGBT individuals. As a result, my practice is strengths-based, affirmative & strictly nonjudgmental. I have extensive experience treating the issues prevalent in this community: gender & sexual orientation, depression, internalized homophobia & living with HIV/AIDS.
I am committed to a personalized approach to psychotherapy. My theoretic approach to therapy is eclectic, and it is always tailored to your special and unique needs. My favored approaches are cognitive, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, interpersonal & relational. I am trained in harm reduction and motivational interviewing.
Call or Email Joseph R. Scrivani for a free consultation now - (917) 746-0276


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Hunter College School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: 080828 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: New York University Silver School of Social Work / Post Master's Certificate
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Joseph R. Scrivani's Groups

Support Group for Gay Men Contemplating PrEP

Mutual support and information-sharing group for gay men who are thinking about starting PrEP. PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis and involves taking Truvada to avoid contracting HIV through sexual contact. TO BEGIN Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 Attendance by registration only.

More about this group


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Gay


  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Transgender

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017
Joseph R. Scrivani, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Astoria

Joseph R. Scrivani

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW