Melissa Gerson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Melissa Gerson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

Offers online therapy

Columbus Park
210 Central Park South
1A
New York, NY 10019
(646) 362-4971

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Columbus Park Behavioral Health
New York, NY 10023
(646) 362-4971
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I've dedicated my career to treating eating disorders, having helped thousands of adults, adolescents, children and their families battle these conditions. As the Founder and Director of Columbus Park Center for eating disorders, I'm on the front line, providing thorough assessment and guiding patients in the most effective and efficient approach to eating disorder treatment. Columbus Park offers a full range of specialized services including individual and group therapy, meal support and an Intensive Outpatient Program.
In addition to extensive training and experience treating adult eating disorders, as a Certified Family Based Treatment ("Maudsley") therapist, I am skilled at treating children and adolescents in their home environments, regularly avoiding the disruption of hospitalization.
The most important factor in a successful treatment is the working relationship between therapist and client. Columbus Park is a team of therapists with the clinical experience, training and therapeutic tools to help our clients achieve the best treatment outcomes.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $480
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 077255

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Academy of Eating Disorders / Member in Good Standing
  • Certificate: IAEDP / Member in Good Standing

Melissa Gerson's Groups

DBT for eating disorders

Primary group objective is to decrease behaviors that interfere with quality of life. We work toward decreasing and ultimately, eradicating impulsive, suicidal, and self-injurious behaviors while enhancing one's ability to cope more effectively with difficult feelings. Disordered eating behaviors are primary targets of the work. Restriction, binging, purging, and/or abuse of exercise are closely tracked and skills for changing these behaviors are reinforced so that participants may effectively work toward balanced, healthful eating and self care. The group will cover all four of the DBT modules: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

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Supported Dining

Columbus Park offers a full range of supported dining experiences in both group settings and one-on-one. These therapeutic meal experiences are opportunities to work through any struggles that come up around food and/or meal time. We can work with you to normalize your eating, increase flexibility and reduce overall distress at mealtime. Support is customized to your needs specifically and can include group meals at Columbus Park, restaurant dining, meal selection support, and food shopping support.

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Location

Columbus Park
210 Central Park South
1A
New York, NY 10019
(646) 362-4971
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Columbus Park Behavioral Health
New York, NY 10023
(646) 362-4971
Specialties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
Mental Health
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Maudsley/Family Based Treatment
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Melissa Gerson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York

Melissa Gerson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW