I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over thirty years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families.


I graduated from Barnard College in New York and Simmons College School of Social Work in Boston, Massachusetts. Initially educated in psychodynamic psychotherapy, I was subsequently trained in Family and Couples Therapy at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. Whether I am seeing an individual, couple or family group, I am aware of the impact of family dynamics. 


I have training in chemical dependency and emotionaly focused therapy (EFT) that I employ regularly. My training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy and EMDR is also useful in my work with clients. I continually seek to learn about new ideas and techniques which can help people address their issues and solve their problems, and I draw from a broad knowledge base when assessing clients’ situations and implementing treatment approaches.


I have been adjunct faculty at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. I have also served as a field advisor for Columbia School of Social Work.


National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW) are the organizations in which I have held memberships for many years. I am also a member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). 


Joan Elkin Madison

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