Last edited 04/10/2023

Rachel Gersten LMHC, LPCC, LPC

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Rachel Gersten Licensed Mental Health Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time


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In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

I have personal experience with the healthcare system that made me passionate about providing better, individualized, and person centered mental healthcare to all clients I work it. It is the number one goal of my practice, Viva, to ensure we are providing compassionate healthcare that is actually helpful rather than harmful.

How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

I love the team we have created at Viva. We're a hard working team of providers dedicated to making therapy more accessible and breaking down the stigma of mental healthcare. I am happy to get to work with, and learn from, my fellow therapists everyday.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I believe therapy has to work for you. I create an individualized approach to each session and meet the person in front of me where they are. I want to create authentic, genuine relationships with my clients and provide them with the safe space to get what they need on any given day.








Other Identities

Living with a chronic disease, Millennial




Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Life transitions

General Expertise




Sexuality Based Issues

Race & Cultural Identity

Social Anxiety

Attachment issues

Body image issues

In-Network Insurance



UnitedHealthCare (UHC)


Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare Student Resources


First Session$100
Individual Therapy$100
Marriage & Couples Counseling$100

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Strength Based Therapy

Eclectic Therapy

Integrative Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • New York, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 005426
  • California, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, 11544
  • Pennsylvania, Licensed Professional Counselor, PC014426


Teachers College, Columbia University, Master of Education, Psychological Counseling, 2018

Work History

I am the co-founder of a multi-state mental health practice, Viva Mental Health & Wellness. We opened in 2018 in the NYC area and have expanded across the country. We have several therapists on our team and I love providing supervision and leadership on a daily basis. I have experience working with clients on my personal caseload managing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions/adjustments, career concerns, grief, as well as general, day to day mental health concerns. I am ready to support anyone looking to live their best life!

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Rachel Gersten, LMHC, LPCC, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Rachel Gersten, LMHC, LPCC, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Rachel Gersten accepting new clients?

Yes, Rachel Gersten is accepting new clients for online therapy in New York, California and Pennsylvania.

Does Rachel Gersten accept insurance?

Yes, Rachel Gersten accepts insurance, including Aetna, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.

What types of therapy does Rachel Gersten offer?

Rachel Gersten offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Rachel Gersten offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New York, California and Pennsylvania can book Rachel Gersten for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Rachel Gersten offer online therapy?

Yes, Rachel Gersten offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in New York, California and Pennsylvania.

How quickly can I see Rachel Gersten?

Rachel Gersten typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Rachel Gersten speak?

Rachel Gersten conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Rachel Gersten online?

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