About John Gerson
I have been in the solo practice of psychotherapy for over 35 years, and in that time have helped hundreds of people to recognize and confront the issues that frustrate them, and to courageously make the changes needed to live more satisfying lives. I am personally guided by compassion, understanding, and the search for the humor that can lighten life. My career began in the hospita- based treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction in the late 1960’s. Coincident with working as a Psychologist for public and private programs I took advanced degrees in Psychology and Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling at Columbia University Teachers College, along with specific training in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at the Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health. I was awarded the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology much later in my life, in 1996, from The Union Institute Graduate School. I have many published articles on various mental health issues to my credit, and have participated in numerous Continuing Education programs. I am part of the professional community of the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.