Geoffrey Gershenson


Geoffrey Gershenson


Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 101371
Billing and Insurance:

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

Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


1230 Rosecrans Ave
Suite 300
Manhattan Beach, California 90266

My Approach to Helping

My approach begins with sensitive consideration for who you are and why you seek therapy. Perhaps something painful is going on, or you struggle with love, work, family, or self. You may be depressed or anxious, or highly self-critical, or reliant on unhealthy coping behaviors, or stuck in a routine. You haven't been able to turn the corner on your own, and you seek an effective therapist to help you do so.

In my private practice in Manhattan Beach I specialize in psychodynamic therapy, a leading, powerful form of talk therapy. You and I explore the issues that concern you. I help you unravel webs of feeling underlying your choices and actions, and we connect the present to your past and future in new ways. I am continually surprised by how transforming this work can be. It brings change and growth, helping you become a person who is more alive, integrated, productive, and loving.

Therapy can be effective AND enjoyable. It's a safe space to figure things out and co-create change. I'm easy to talk to, and open to humor. Most people I work with look forward to sessions and feel rewarded and revitalized by them.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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