Manhattan Child & Adolescent Psychologist
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal is a New York & New Jersey Licensed Clinical Psychologist who helps children, adolescents, parents, and families with depression, anxiety, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, phobias, social skills problems, school issues, divorce & separation, relationship problems, anger, and behavioral problems. Prior to and during his doctoral training in clinical psychology, Dr. Rosenthal worked and trained at several prominent hospitals, including Yale New Haven Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is also the former Outreach Coordinator and Peer Counseling Program Coordinator for The City College of New York where he trained faculty, staff, and students in stress reduction, anger management, time management, test anxiety, insomnia, and depression/suicide awareness.
Dr. Rosenthal received Parent Management Training from the Kazdin Yale Parenting Center & Child Conduct Clinic. He has given grand rounds on Asperger’s Syndrome at Woodhull Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital, presented in NYC about social skills training & CBT treatment for childhood disorders, and written on the behavioral treatment of ADHD.
Style & Approach
With formal training in several theoretical orientations (i.e., cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and systems family therapy), Dr. Rosenthal is able to integrate different treatment approaches for the benefit of each patient. He utilizes empirically-based treatments and helps patients by teaching new skills, building distress tolerance, enhancing awareness and communication, facilitating personal insight, and challenging maladaptive relationship and thinking patterns. Dr. Rosenthal employs an active therapeutic stance to facilitate long-lasting, positive change. Here are two additional tenets of Dr. Rosenthal’s clinical work:
- Earlier is better – Outcomes improve dramatically for nearly every disorder or condition when patients seek help sooner rather than later. This applies to children, adults, and couples. Patients should not wait while the problem festers or until things become unmanageable. It is better to be cautious and intervene early to possibly prevent a bigger problem.
- Input vs. Output – You get out of treatment what you put into treatment. Dr. Rosenthal is active in engaging and motivating his patients, but positive change requires mutual effort and determination. Patients who show a consistent drive to attend sessions, challenge maladaptive patterns, and apply new skills will see the most benefit from their treatment.
Dr. Rosenthal specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, young adults and families in his full-time private practice on the Upper Westside (10024) and Upper Eastside (10028) in New York City. He serves as the resident psychologist for a multi-physician pediatric group (Pediatrics of NY) and manages a professional staff of more than 15 psychologists, social workers, counselors and special education teachers as the director of Big Apple Day Program, a social skills summer treatment camp in Manhattan.
Dr. Rosenthal and his team provide the following services:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Behavioral parent training
- In-home behavioral therapy
- 1:1 Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) & special instruction (birth – 10 years old)
- Family therapy
- Play therapy
- Social skills training
- School consultation & daily report cards (DRC)
- Return-to-school safety evaluations
Licensure & Education
- New York Licensed Psychologist (#017930)
- New Jersey Licensed Psychologist (#4723)
- PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Long Island University
- MS, Clinical Psychology, Long Island University
- BA, Psychology, University of Delaware, Cum Laude (top 8%), Phi Beta Kappa
- American Group Psychotherapy Association
- American Psychological Association
- Bergen County Psychological Association
- Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society
- New Jersey Psychological Association
- New York State Psychological Association
- Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology