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Gerald GershLCSW

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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Some analysts like myself believe in "the corrective emotional experience", get a tiny piece of nurturance from one's therapist that should have been given from one's parents. As a result, emotional needs get met enough that one can move on and grow.

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

People are depressed because they don't do what they like to do. Surprised? When I ask patients what they like to do, only 10-20% can tell me only three things. And even this goes down when I press patients on how often they do these things. Remarkable but true.

How has your particular field of specialization evolved in recent years and how has that impacted your work?

My specialty with both individuals and couples is teaching the ironic analytic concept of 'Tolerating Intimacy' This is the result of our family of origin or our 'love object' parents. How did they each communicate love or not to you and how did they communicate love or not to each other. This emotional triangle becomes one's Unconscious template for love we seek out and try to replicate, even if it means hurt and pain.

Specialties

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Codependency

Marriage issues

Couples

General Expertise

Depression

Work Stress

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

Attachment issues

Communication issues

Panic attacks & panic disorder

Stress

Fees

First Session$175
Couples Therapy$200
Individual Therapy$150

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Psychodynamic Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certificate from four year analytic training, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, Adult Fellowship Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Licensure

  • New York, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 022645

Education

MSW, Social Work, Yeshiva University

Work History

I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospital settings while working in the evening in my private practice near NYU for over 30 years. Dealing with anxiety and/or depression are routine disorders many people experience.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gerald Gersh, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Gerald Gersh, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Gerald Gersh accepting new clients?

Yes, Gerald Gersh is accepting new clients.

Does Gerald Gersh accept insurance?

No, Gerald Gersh does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Gerald Gersh offer?

Gerald Gersh offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Gerald Gersh offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New York can book Gerald Gersh for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Gerald Gersh offer online therapy?

Yes, Gerald Gersh offers online therapy to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Gerald Gersh?

Gerald Gersh typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Gerald Gersh speak?

Gerald Gersh conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Gerald Gersh online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Gerald Gersh online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.