Last updated: 8/4/2020

Cheryl Gerson, LCSW, BCD (212) 243-4122
Last Updated: 8/4/2020
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

I’ve been practicing individual psychotherapy, relationship counseling, and group therapy for over 28 years.  During that time I've been able to help couples make the difficult decision between separating and working to renew their relationships. Both choices are hard. We’re "hard-wired" to be in relationship, even though it sometimes seems impossible to keep going. Some people really need to separate, and with them, my goal is to find a way for them to do that without destroying what was once truly important to them. Many pairs have reached an impasse and are stuck, like the irresistible force and the immovable object. That can become explosive, but it’s not necessarily a reason to divorce. 

With individual psychotherapy, I’m particularly interested in focusing on the client’s goals, whether for a specific problem or a life-long issue.

I’ve helped parents work out problems with their children, and counseled step-parents in how to manage the complicated relationships with their step-children. 

I work with a number of people in Recovery, addressing the importance of having a full life without the addiction, and I’ve helped their family members learn to live their own lives successfully, whether with or without the addict.

Focusing on:
Couple or Marital Issues Interpersonal Relationships
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Life Transitions Personality Disorders Stress Women's Issues
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Cheryl Gerson, LCSW
286 Fifth Ave #7J
New York, NY 10001
(212) 243-4122

Contact: Cheryl Gerson

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

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 2 Days

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


Years of Experience: 28

NY - LCSW-R [R043778-1]

Credentials and Certifications:
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $200+
Couples: $200+
Group: $80
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
10 minute video session
Brief Phone Consultation


Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
Interracial Families/Couples Step Families
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Caregivers Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic
Other theoretical approaches:
Coaching Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Mindfulness Based Approaches Psycho-Educational Relational
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Individual
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) New York State Society for Clinical Social Work