Last updated: 12/9/2019

Gail Zussman, LCSW-R (607) 387-5925
Last Updated: 12/9/2019
Licensed Clilnical Social Worker

Years of Experience: 29

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


NY - LCSW-R [R031297-1]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Child and Adolescent Therapist
Domestic Violence Counselor and Advocate, Certified
Early Intervention Provider, Certified
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Certified in
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Level II Clinician
Family Therapy, Certified in
Gestalt Therapist, Certified
Postpartum Support International, Certified
Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk (RRSR)
Social Work Supervisor
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)
Suicide Prevention Specialist
Trauma Treatment, Postgraduate Certificate

Office and Contact Information
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Gail Zussman, MSW, LCSW-R
119 E. Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY 14850  

(607) 387-5925

Contact: Gail Zussman

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Not accepting new clients as of 12/9/2019

Gail Zussman, MSW, LCSW-R
Trumansburg, NY 14886
(607) 387-5925

Contact: Gail Zussman

Office Hours:
Mon: N/A
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Emergency Appointments
Home Visits
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure Video Counseling (Regroup)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Skype, etc.)

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Advocacy Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Gender Identity Grief/Loss Infant Mental Health Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Abuse and/or Neglect Adoption/Foster Care Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Bipolar Disorders Developmental Disability Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Immigration/Newcomer Infertility Legal Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Relocation Self Abuse Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts Women's Health
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention EMDR Evaluation/Diagnostic Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Feminist Holistic Humanistic Information and Referral Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Systemic Transactional Analysis (TA)
Other theoretical approaches:
Acupuncture Advocacy Art Therapy Behavioral Medicine Biofeedback Body Centered Psychotherapy Case Management Contemplative Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Ericksonian Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Focusing Geriatric Consultation Gestalt Home Study Imago Relationship Therapy Integrative Medicine Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Internal Family Systems (IFS) Neurofeedback Outreach Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Satir Sex Therapy Somatic Experiencing Spiritual Counseling Transpersonal Psychology Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Online Therapy Peer Support
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
Caregivers Children of Divorce College Students Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Step Families Suicidal Transgender
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted Biracial Cancer Patients Chronic Illness Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Gifted Interracial Families/Couples Military/Veterans Parkinson's Twins Unemployed
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Alaskan Native Arabic Asian Brazilian Caribbean Hispanic Indian Irish Native American Pacific Islander
Professional Associations
EMDR International Association National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $130
Couples: N/A
Group: $60
Family: $140

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families

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AETNA Health Excellus Health Plan
APS Healthcare Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
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