Cheryl Gerson, Counselor/Therapist

Cheryl Gerson - Counselor/Therapist, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Relationship Coach - New York, NY
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Counselor/Therapist



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156 Fifth Ave Ste 900
New York, NY
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Life well-lived is a balance between safety and risk, between rest and excitement.

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Do You Love A Sex Addict?

You can't turn on the TV lately without hearing the newest shocker about what sex addiction has done to famous people. It becomes a bad joke that, whenever someone famous trips over him or herself, the answer is "rehab."  Alternatively, political ...

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The Feast and Famine of Addiction

  As I observe people “in recovery,” I am aware of an enormous amount of self-inflicted suffering. There are several kinds: the self-critical voice that keeps telling the individual that he’s not enough, the lack of awareness of limits, which ...

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Sing Away The Blues

Depression has been plaguing people probably from the point of ejection from the mythical garden. (Eve probably felt guilty and depressed for starting the whole thing). In the last couple of centuries, we’ve developed ...

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8 Rules For Fighting Fair As A Couple

It makes no sense. If you want to be a doctor, you spend countless hours studying medicine. If you want to be a lawyer, you spend years of your life in law school. But the most important thing in our lives — our relationships — are just supposed to ...

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Is Your Bad Behavior Ruining Your Marriage?

A great deal of pain is the result of someone acting out an emotion. Very often, that acting-out is mistakenly identified as "expression." You hear, "I have to get my anger out!" as an excuse for yelling, or worse. "I have to express my feelings!" doesn't mean kicking the ...

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Success Stories

It's Not the End

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."

Sometimes a Break-up is Best

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.

Main SpecialtyAttachment Issues
Codependency
Couples/Marital Issues
CredentialsBCD, LCSW-R
Time in Practice10 years +
I practice inMy state/province only
Additional ExpertiseMarriage/Couples Counselor
Relationship Coach
I offer my servicesAt my office
I am fluent inEnglish
Licence informationExpiration 7/31/14
Number R043778-1
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The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher

Continuing the exploration of humanity and its world he began in ...

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The Art of Loving

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A General Theory of Love

Drawing comparisons to the most eloquent science writing of our ...

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Growing Yourself Back Up

Someone pushes your buttons . . . you feel rage . . . fear . . . ...

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Resurrecting Sex: Solving Sexual Problems and Revolutionizing Your Relationship

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Main SpecialtyAttachment Issues
Codependency
Couples/Marital Issues
CredentialsBCD, LCSW-R
Time in Practice10 years +
I practice inMy state/province only
Additional ExpertiseMarriage/Couples Counselor
Relationship Coach
I offer my servicesAt my office
I am fluent inEnglish
Licence informationExpiration 7/31/14
Number R043778-1
Latest Expert Videos
My Store

A General Theory of Love

Drawing comparisons to the most eloquent science writing of our ...

USD $9.04

Buy online