Rachel Gersten

LMHC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(646) 492-8642 Website

Rachel Gersten

LMHC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Viva
300 Cadman Plaza West
12th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(646) 492-8642
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Viva
1650 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(646) 492-8642

About

Are you looking to live better? Do you need some support and a safe place to work through life's challenges? I can help! I work with clients managing anxiety, self esteem struggles, interpersonal or relationship issues, life transitions, career difficulties, managing stress, feeling "stuck", health concerns, and/or depression. I also work all types of partnerships and commitments (romantic or otherwise) on a wide range of relationship concerns. Therapy doesn't have to wait for a crisis - it can just be a space to process daily events. Being a person is hard sometimes!
Please contact me to see if we'd be a good fit. I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your version of a happy and healthy life!
I work with clients to create an environment that feels supportive, helpful, and safe. I tailor the therapy experience to each person. Sessions can be whatever you need them to be in that moment. There's no "right" way to do therapy! I treat clients holistically, as I believe that physical, mental, and social health are all connected.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $85 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • License: New York / 005426
  • School: Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Year Graduated: 2010

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: PC014426 State of Pennsylvania
  • License No. and State: 11544 State of California

Endorsements

Counselor, MA, EdM, LMHC
"Rachel is a knowledgeable and thoughtful provider that I'm glad to have known for many years."

Counselor, MA, LMHC

Location

Viva
300 Cadman Plaza West
12th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(646) 492-8642
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Viva
1650 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(646) 492-8642
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Deaf Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 6 Jan 2023