Dr. Joseph A. Hirsch

Psychologist, PhD, Psy.D.

(917) 865-5066
280 Madison Ave
Suite 1402
New York, NY 10016

General Information

Therapist Type: Psychologist
Gender: Male
Avg. Cost Per Session: $50-200
Sliding Scale? Yes
Available Evenings? No
Available Weekends? No
Payment Methods: Check, Cash
Office Hours: By appointment


Graduate School: Pace University, Doctoral Program in Psychology
License Number: 012885

Insurance Accepted

  • Out of Network Provider
  • Medicare

Treatment Specialties

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief


Nearby Towns: My office is conveniently located near Grand Central Terminal and easily accessible by public transportation or car from Manhattan, the outer boroughs, Westchester, and other northern suburbs.

About Me

I am a licensed psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. I consider myself a patient and empathic listener as well as a concerned humanist. For me there is no higher honor than to be able to help people resolve their psychological problems and to grow emotionally.

My approach to psychotherapy is eclectic, tailor-made to the specific concerns and problems of my clients. This is informed by broad clinical training in Virtual Reality Therapy, hypnotherapy, psychodynamic theory, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems modalities, and supplemented by my knowledge of brain-behavior relationships and psychopharmacology. These therapies can be used to help clients with a variety of problems including fears or phobias, acute or chronic pain, mood disorders, anxiety, stress, addictions or other harmful behaviors, low self-esteem, personal or professional identity difficulties, difficulties in relationships, or academic or career indecision. Therapy may be brief (e.g., pain, phobias like fear of flying) or longer term, based on clients' needs and desires. I will share my thoughts with you as we collaboratively design an approach with which you will be most comfortable.

I am supportive of ancillary approaches like mindfulness, meditation, exercise, and yoga. When desired or necessary I will refer clients to physicians, fitness instructors, massage therapists, etc.

I am respectful of my clients own perspectives, spiritual or religious affiliation, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disability, age, or lifestyle. Some of my clients require or desire little direction from me, others more. However, without you there can be no therapy!

Client Expertise

Age: Adolescent
Sexuality: Bi-Sexual

Issue Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Adolescent
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Chronic Pain or Illness

  • Depression
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Employment
  • Ethnicity
  • Family
  • Female Issues
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Male Issues


  • Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy and hypnosis for flying phobia: A case report. Am J Clin Hypn 55: 2012.

    New considerations on the neuromodulatory role of thiamine. Pharmacology 89: 2012.

    The Auditory Naming Test for the diagnosis of dementia. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 23, 627–751: 2008.

    Hirsch Opinions about Psychological and Emotional Disorders in Children. In Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business,1996.


  • Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award in the Psychology Doctoral Program; PACE UNIVERSITY

    Florence L. Denmark Graduate Research Award, for excellence in research

    Member Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology

    Merck Sharp and Dohme Award for excellence in pharmacy

    Who's Who in America

    Who's Who in the World

    Men of Achievement (16th edition)

    Outstanding Young Men of America (1980)

Additional Information

I also perform psychological and neuropsychological assessments for psychotherapeutic, medical or neurological, educational, academic, career counseling or placement, adoption, and forensic purposes. Please contact me to discuss the process and fees involved.

I will also discuss Virtual Reality Therapy and hynosis procedures, benefits, and limitations with you.