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Cheryl Gerson, Counselor/Therapist
EXPERTISE
verified Expert
Counselor/Therapist
LOCATION
156 Fifth Ave Ste 900
New York NY 10024
United States
Phone: 212-243-4122
Fax: 212-243-4511
CONTACT INFO
156 Fifth Ave Ste 900
New York NY 10024
United States
Phone: 212-243-4122
Fax: 212-243-4511

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About Cheryl Gerson

The Reason Cheryl Gerson Became A Helping Professional

Cheryl Gerson Success Stories

It's Not the End

Couples dealing with infidelity

Jane and Michael thought their marriage was probably over. She had discovered that he had made use of call girls off and on, and felt utterly betrayed.

It could have been tempting to blame him and identify him as the "bad" partner, deserving to be left. But they had a long history of

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Jane and Michael thought their marriage was probably over. She had discovered that he had made use of call girls off and on, and felt utterly betrayed.

It could have been tempting to blame him and identify him as the "bad" partner, deserving to be left. But they had a long history of good marriage.

It was tricky for her to accept him "back" without excusing his behavior, but she was up for the effort. And he was willing to examine himself, to shore up his ability to deal with his impulses.

At this point in time, their marriage is stronger and more intimate than it was before his "fall."

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Sometimes a Break-up is Best

Women in complicated relationships

When I met Alice, she was living with with an addict who, although technically "in recovery" was nevertheless unable to maintain a satisfying relationship. Most of the time he was out of work; he was still married to a woman he hadn't seen in many years.

She was loyal; she really

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When I met Alice, she was living with with an addict who, although technically "in recovery" was nevertheless unable to maintain a satisfying relationship. Most of the time he was out of work; he was still married to a woman he hadn't seen in many years.

She was loyal; she really wanted to make it work.  She empathized with his pain and encouraged him in his efforts to get or create work. She paid his bills and nursed him when he was sick. When at last she realized that he really was not going to be the man she wanted, when she realized that she'd had all she could take, she still felt terrible guilt about leaving him.

Our work together, and some help from good friends, finally accomplished the task of moving him out of the house. Then we spent time letting her experiment and learn what she could expect from a good relationship.

And then one of those good friends introduced her to Dan. Now she recognized him as a person she could spend her life with happily. They've been married for several years.

I had the good luck to see her again, some time after we'd terminated therapy, and learned that they are still delighted to be married to one another.

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Main Specialties
Attachment Issues, Codependency, Couples/Marital Issues
Credentials
BCD, LCSW-R
I Practice in
My state/province only
Additional Expertise
Counselor/Therapist, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Relationship Coach
I OFFER MY SERVICES
At my office
I AM FLUENT IN
English
LICENCE INFORMATION ExpirationThursday, July 31, 2014 NumberR043778-1
Helping Orientation:
Coaching, Existential, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Life Coaching, Marriage Education, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Object Relations, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Relationship Coaching, Systems Theory
Specialties
Abuse / Survivors of Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol Dependency/ Addiction, Anxiety Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Couples/Marital Issues, Depression, Identity Issues, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Marriage, Mood Swings, Parenting, Self-Esteem, Step Father / Stepdad, Step Mother / Stepmom, Step Parent, Stepfamilies, Stress Management, Wellness, Worry

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