Rebecca Gerstein


Rebecca Gerstein

Rebecca Gerstein


Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 086680


1115 Broadway
12 th FL
New York, New York 10010

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My Approach to Helping

I am a warm, energetic, attuned therapist who is passionate about working with individuals, couples and families. My approach is strength-based, collaborative and tailored to the needs of each client or family. Therapy is a place to make meaningful changes in our lives, reframe our narratives and better understand ourselves in the context of a safe space. My aim is to help you strengthen your relationships through better understanding the patterns that frustrate you and help you develop new ways of relating, creating more connection.

I blend therapeutic approaches to best fit your need and work from a psycho-therapeutic approach including a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and trauma-informed lens. I am an LGBTQI affirming, anti-racistanti-oppressive, body positive therapist. I encourage anyone who is curious about working with me to schedule a free phone consultation!

More Info About My Practice

I specialize in grief and loss for individuals in their 20s and 30s. Grief is not linear and something we simply "get over." This desire to prematurely find closure can lead us astray.Our work together will allow you to find meaning in life after loss, while navigating the unique pressures of dating, establishing a career, and maintaining a social life.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

To me therapy is a warm, nonjudgmental environment where people can focus on their personal needs, reflect and grow. Therapy is a place where people can feel listened to, acknowledged and heard without having to censor how they feel for fear of upsetting their family or friends. I believe that talking is cathartic. Therapy also helps people better understand the messages they tell themselves, where these messages came from and how these messages may be impacting your self-esteem and interpersonal relationships. I also believe that therapy allows clients to better understand how they operate in relation to others and how patterns of relating can impact emotional well-being.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with individuals who have experienced sudden loss. This can be the death of a family member, the mental physical deterioration of a family member loved one, the loss of a job or the loss of a relationship. I have experience working with families and groups, especially in the field of parenting and grief. Additionally, I have worked with clients who struggle with eating disorders, and have been victims of sexual abuse. I have experience working with people who are depressed, anxious or are having difficulties with life transitions.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
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