Jaro Therapy New York NY

About Joel

Joel Jaro

Joel F. Jaro, LCSW -R is a licensed psychotherapist who has been treating clients for over twenty years. He received his Masters degree from Yeshiva University.


  • Graduate and Post Graduate Training at the Metropolitan Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP).
  • Pre-Doctoral Training at the NYU Advanced Certificate Program.
  • Hypnosis Training at the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
  • Mediation Training through the New York State Council of Divorce Mediation.

Joel's specialty areas include, but are not limited to:

Joel has been in private practice for several years and treats a diverse population comprised of adolescents and adults. He currently practices in both New York City and Scarsdale, NY. Joel applies a multilayered approach in working with clients. He believes in tailoring the therapy according to the unique needs of the individual or couple.

Some of the therapeutic modalities that Joel incorporates include Self Psychology, Cognitive Behavior therapy, and Solution Focused therapy at his practices in New York City and Scarsdale, NY.

Although not wedded to the more traditional psychoanalytic schools of thought that were incorporated in his original training, Joel believes that unconscious processes do influence behavior and need to be brought to the “conscious level” in order to foster insight and more importantly, change. This can be done through both traditional verbal exploration as well as through the use of hypnotic and relaxation techniques.

Joel has found the use of hypnosis to be most helpful in dealing with anxiety, fears, phobias, weight loss and smoking cessation, among other treatment issues. Although Joel has a wealth of academic and clinical experiences he believes that his life experience and ability to foster a supportive, safe environment in his practices in New York City and Scarsdale, NY are some of the major keys in making therapy successful.

Joel is presently immersed in the professional and academic communities. He believes that his experience as a First Generation American from a working class background steeped him in the real world from a very young age and informs his ability to assist clients on multiple levels in his work as a therapist.

Joel has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 Companies. He has provided Crisis Intervention and Counseling Services as well as In-House Trainings at:

  • AOL/Time Warner (Formerly Time Inc.)
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • The Associated Press International.

Joel has provided numerous workshops throughout the Metropolitan area in Hospitals, Universities, and Corporate settings. He has offered knowledge and treatment on Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression (was featured speaker on National Depression Screening Day), Stress Management, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (Pre and Post 9/11).

Joel’s professional affiliations include:

  • The New York State Society of Clinical Social Work
  • The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • The Employee Assistance Professionals Association
  • The Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
  • The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
  • The New York Dispute Resolution Consortium

Joel’s interests include traveling (lived abroad in Israel for four years), which has informed him on many levels, primarily spiritually and culturally. Joel is also an avid Jazz buff who sees the improvisational and spontaneous nature of the music as paralleling the therapeutic experience. He is married and lives with his lovely wife in New York City.