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Joanne Ruckel Psychotherapy, LCSW

Not Taking New Clients

Joanne Ruckel is a therapist who treats adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other strong emotions that interfere with their lives. She helps her clients identify their inherent strengths and learn skills so that they can experience happiness and joy, even while grappling with difficult emotions that are part of normal life. She uses an integrative approach.

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
Licensed in
Therapy licenses aren't like driver's licenses — each state has its own set of rules. To offer care, a provider needs to be licensed in the state you're located in when sessions are happening.
  • New York
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“There is no right or wrong way. Let’s find the most effective way for you to move forward.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Georgetown and an MBA in healthcare management from Wharton. I then went on to earn a Master of Social Work from Fordham. My experience is not only academic; I raised a family and cared for parents. I worked in a clinic where I was a therapist and assistant clinic director. I treated individuals of all ages and families, and recruited, trained, and supervised therapists. I now have my own private practice.
What should someone know about working with you?
With my clinical training and a strong, trusting therapeutic bond, we will move forward together to meet your needs and your goals. Often, these areas touch on sadness and depression, frustration and anger, anxiety and panic, intrusive and distressing thoughts, or trauma and PTSD. I use a number of proven practices, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and therapies for specific issues, including trauma, grief/loss, sleep, chronic pain, and substance use.
How do you feel? How do you want to feel? What are you doing? What do you want to be doing?
It’s hard to start therapy for the first time or with a new therapist. Making changes can be daunting for all of us, and it is not unusual to feel anxious, sad, or stuck. Change is the only constant in life. I will actively listen and not judge, since there is no right or wrong way. Let’s find the most effective way for you to move forward. I can help.
“Making changes can be daunting for all of us. I can help.”