alert icon Important Updates + Notice of Vendor Data Event

Coming to a Cleveland Clinic location?
Hillcrest Cancer Center check-in changes
Cole Eye entrance closing
Visitation and COVID-19 information

Notice of MedInform data event
Learn more

Department Center for Adult Behavioral Health
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - Wright State University School of Professional Psychology
Professional Psychology
Dayton, OH USA

Residency - Wright State University
Dayton, OH USA

Graduate School - Cleveland State University
Professional Psychology
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Amherst College
Amherst, MA USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Joseph Rock, PSYD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/3/2022, Dr. Rock has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

67 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Doc Rock is the best hands down! The man played an integral part in my mental health and sobriety. He talks to you like a real authentic person. Our conversations are genuine. These qualities you can't learn in a classroom.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

You can tell that the staff and Doc Rock really care about their patients.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Rock is truly one in a million. I have had many qualified, professional during my lifetime; however I have never felt like the provider genuinely cared about my well being. Having a trusting relationship with a mental health provider is one of the most important aspects of a patient-doctor relationship. I am grateful for having a provider that I truly can confide in and that listens to me. I am also thankful for the video visit option because it ensures my ability to keep my scheduled visits.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Very attentive doctor

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Rock has a lot of helpful insight that comes from his years of experience.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

I wish Dr. Rock had a twin so appointments were more frequent. Dr Rock is a caregiver that truly listens. I am lucky to have him as a provider and would HIGHLY recommend his services. He is irreplaceable and I hope that he will be seeing patients for a long time to come.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

I have nothing but positive statements for Dr. Rock. It is extremely difficult to find a caregiver in mental health, but to find one that cares deeply about what they do and the care they provide, well that is next to impossible...unless you have Dr Rock as a provider. I count my blessings that he is my provider for mental health services. He speaks to me, not AT me. He also truly listens to what is going on with my life and offers insights that are realistic.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

I am very grateful for the ease of telemedicine visits. To have the ability to speak to my provider from my home ensures my ability to have consistent appointments and provides extra comfort while speaking about difficult things.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

These are not under providers controlCCF is a large entity But overall these are all fine

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr Joe Rock is a tremendous provider CCF is a great institution

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Joe Rock is the best psychologist I've ever worked with. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Dr Rock is an excellent provider He is smart, empathetic and patientHe is a skilled clinician

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

I love my sessions I have with Dr. Rock. I always come out of them feeling 100 times better than going in to our zoom meeting!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr Rock was so kind and gently asked questions to help my mother and our family manage the challenges of dementia and aging. We are so grateful for his expertise and kindness

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

It is always an absolute pleasure meeting with Doctor Rock. I look forward to every visit with him.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

I very much prefer in person treatment but understand the changing of the times and was grateful for the appointment on such short notice. It was certainly better than not seeing Dr. Rock.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr. Rick's staff is great! And getting through to them for appointments is easy. Dr. Rock is very accommodating and professional. Extremely understanding. The other Clinic processes leave a lot to be desired.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr. Rock is best of the best. Professional. Insightful. Compassionate. Brings humor and levity when appropriate. Caring. Intelligence and integrity. Creative and provocative. Communicates in a way where it is very clear I am being heard, and understood.

Back to Top