Joanne Gerr, LCSW

Joanne Gerr, LCSW

Professions: Coaching, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 30636
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Office 1
Midtown Manhattan (Grand Central/Bryant Park area)
16 East 41st St.
New York City, New York 10017 - United States
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Office 2
324 Raritan Ave.
Highland Park, New Jersey 08904 - United States
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I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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What I find most meaningful about my work is watching men and women transform their lives and get results in permanently conquering eating disorders and other compulsions and addictions, stress and mood related-issues. Using a solution-based approach, I've been gratified to help hundreds of individuals and couples, those who are new to counseling as well as those who have "tried everything and been everywhere" to get unstuck.

Sometimes when you're struggling, it feels like the pain will never end. But that doesn't have to be true. I'm here to help you to find the resources and strategies to overcome your problems on a practical level, while also exploring the unconscious patterns that have sabotaged you in the past. You can feel better and you can have the life you want.

Having trained in virtually all of the therapeutic modalities with master clinicians and at Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, I have found that the best approach is a unique blend of strategies tailored to each person's needs.

I have been unusually successful helping people with eating and weight problems to attain their goals permanently and find serenity with their bodies and relationship with food. My individual practice and Groups have empowered clients to find and sustain healthy relationships and achieve career success and economic freedom.

I am confident that together we can forge the path that will enable you to change your life and reach your goals.

Email or Call Joanne Gerr, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 30636

More Info About My Practice

I offer Individual, Group, Couples, and Family Counseling to men and women, ages 7-75, as well as personal coaching. I have very flexible hours in both my New York and NJ offices, which are both centrally located and easily accessible by public transportation.

While I do not take insurance directly, I?m happy to provide documentation that you may submit to your insurance provider to receive out-of-network benefits. My fees are comparable to other professionals with my experience and expertise, but I do some sliding scale work.

My New York office is centrally located in mid-town Manhattan, near Grand Central and Bryant Park. It is easily accessible to all the boroughs, and very close to Port Authority and Penn Station, making it easily reachable from Conn. and NJ. My NJ office is also centrally located, offers free, off-street parking, and is easy to get to from communities throughout the state.

I have received training from the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, and have also studied with a master clinicians in all therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, psychodynamic, Group, Couples, and Family therapy. I lecture frequently to professionals and the public.

I respond to all contacts promptly, and would be happy to discuss your needs and how I can be of help.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

1. Overcoming overeating.
2. Making peace with emotional eating.
3. Attaining a full and permanent recovery from bulimia.
4. Developing a positive body image.
5. Overcoming multiple addictions and compulsions.
6. Stress management.
7. Finding and sustaining a happy relationship and/or marriage.
8. Improving communication.
9. Getting along well with parents, children, siblings, friends, and co-workers.
10. Personal, professional, and financial empowerment.
11. Decluttering your home and office, and overcoming hoarding.
12. Couples therapy.
13. Group psychotherapy.
14. Helping people feel more comfortable in groups.
15. Helping men understand the psychology of women.
16. Helping women to understand the psychology of men.
17. Developing a more satisfying relationship with your doctor.
18. Overcoming feelings of emptiness and sustaining a fulfilling life.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Going to therapy is a sign of strength, focus, and determination. The ultimate goal is to independently solve your problems and change your life to be a happier and more meaningful one. To be human is to be flawed. To commit to therapy is a sign of strength, self acceptance, and a desire for personal growth and joy in your life.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Redecision therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Psychology
  • Self Relations
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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