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
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • TrustMark
  • Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc.
  • 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

Whether you’re looking to set boundaries, navigate life transitions, or communicate in a healthy way, therapy is a space to advocate for your needs and become the best version of yourself.

Through my positive, strengths-based approach, I work with each client individually to help them achieve their unique goals. Together, we’ll dig into your thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs to address your issues and use those insights to find hope and build a more fulfilling life. Therapy can be hard work, so I love throwing in dashes of lightness and humor along the way.

In therapy, you can show up as whoever you want to be and I’ll hold space for all the different parts of you. Whether you’re moving through loss, addressing conflict, or starting a new chapter in your life, you and your needs will always come first in our work together.

More Info About My Practice

Every single person on this planet is incredible, resilient, and inherently special. When we come to therapy, many of the issues we bring stem from not believing in our worthiness. I’m committed to bringing out your greatness so you can live your best life possible.

When I’m not working with clients, I love to hike and play guitar. I’m always looking for new challenges and ways to push myself.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with clients to bring out their strengths and improve relationships. By creating a safe, positive environment, clients can grow into their best selves, build fulfilling lives, and connect with the people around them. I also work with women navigating childbirth so they can feel confident in their new role as mothers.

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

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