Laya Gerstman

Licensed Master Social Work

Laya Gerstman

Licensed Master Social Work

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Brittany Williams, LCSW #44SC06025800
Primary Credential: Licensed Master Social Work - 44SL06693800
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • AllWays Health Partners
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • TrustMark
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: $100-$200 per session
Free 15-minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation


Newark, New Jersey 07102

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My Approach to Helping

What if you could be your best self? We have so many things that hold us back from being the best we can be. I'm passionate about helping clients get to their best selves. By exploring what your best self can be, and addressing the pieces that hold you back, we can discover the incredible YOU. We will create a space where you can be yourself without judgment or expectations, and where you can explore anything and everything about you. We will use different methods, whether it's cognitive processing therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a bit of play therapy (for adults too!), some mindfulness, and other evidenced-based practices as we work together.

We'll deal with the good, the bad, and the ugly- and come out with the incredible.

More Info About My Practice

I am a Resilience Lab therapist. Our mission is to create a systemic impact in the US mental health market by improving access to quality care. We are building the largest and most diverse community of clinicians working collaboratively to produce better outcomes.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with clients of all ages and stages of life. Clients come to me to help discover their best selves, or with struggles that they are currently facing, and we work with them in real-time. Clients find that they can be real with me, and I will accept and appreciate them for who they are- and gently push them in the direction that they want to go.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions

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