P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Joël Núñez, 1998

Clinical Psychologist & Owner, Prov 205

Joël Núñez is the child of immigrants from Dominican Republic

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Psychology at Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Joël Núñez is the child of immigrants from the Dominican Republic who fled the nation in the wake of Trujillo-era political repression against university students. Today he is a New Jersey state licensed clinical psychologist.

He completed his undergraduate degree with Honors in Psychology from Drew University in Madison, NJ. He earned a full scholarship to study psychology at Penn State University in University Park, PA graduating in 2003 with a Ph.D. in adult clinical psychology. At Penn State, he was supported by the Soros Fellowship. He completed his clinical internship at the former Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/UMDNJ in Piscataway, NJ. Following internship, he was a bilingual clinical psychologist at the Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital in Secaucus, NJ and at the North Jersey Developmental Center in Totowa, NJ. He earned his license to practice psychology independently in 2006.

Presently, Dr. Núñez owns and operates Prov 205, a multi-purpose group practice in Bayonne, NJ providing: 1) empirically-supported psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families suffering from various challenges in living; 2) forensic evaluations and expert testimony in immigration and criminal justice cases involving youth at risk for adjudication as adults; and 3) comprehensive professional, student, and parental development services to local and national school districts, colleges, and universities as well as workforce and service delivery solutions to private and public sector agencies.

He, his wife, and three children live in northern New Jersey

  • PhD Psychology | Pennsylvania State University 2002
  • BA Psychology | Drew University 1996
Work History
  • Prov 205, Clinical Psychologist & Owner
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