Last updated: 3/31/2020

Gail Zussman, LCSW-R (607) 387-5925
Last Updated: 3/31/2020
Licensed Clilnical Social Worker

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

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
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:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 1 days

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

Contact: Gail Zussman

Office Hours:
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

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

Access by Public Transportation
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 32

NY - LCSW-R [R031297-1]

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

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

AETNA (HMO) Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western NY (Community Blue - HMO of HealthNow)
AETNA (Open Choice) Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western NY (Traditional Blue PPO)
AETNA (PPO) Blue Shield of Northeastern NY (Medicare PPO)
Aetna Behavioral Health Blue Shield of Northeastern NY (Traditional Blue PPO)
AETNA Health BlueCross and BlueShield of Central NY (BluePreferred/BluePPO)
Beacon Health BlueCross BlueShield of Rochester Area (PPO)
Beech Street Corporation (PPO Network) CIGNA HealthCare
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Excellus Health Plan

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
Caregivers Children of Divorce College Students Couples 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) Freelancers Gifted Interracial Families/Couples Military/Veterans Parkinson's Single Parents Twins Unemployed
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 Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Peer Support
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)