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Alena Gerst

Current Availability:

Weekday mid-mornings, weekday afternoons, weekday evenings, Sundays

Alena Gerst remote and phone therapy in New YorkAlena Gerst remote and phone therapy in New York
Provides therapy in New York

About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    My style is warm and interactive. I'm a therapist who enjoys conversing, and weaving humor into each session.

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    As a therapist, my first role is first to listen. I will often reflect your issues back, so you can hear them from another perspective. Sometimes I will challenge your self-talk and belief statements, but you will always feel deeply supported.

  • Together, we will:

    As you talk about where you are struggling, we'll look more in depth at how your thoughts are influencing your behaviors and choices. We will also explore how you came to think and act the way you do, as a way to understand yourself with compassion.

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    Are highly motivated, curious, and humble. People who have a sense that they don't feel like themselves, but also experience shame because what could they possibly have to complain about?

  • I became a therapist because:

    I became a psychotherapist because I was inspired after enlisting the help of psychotherapy and other mind/body practitioners in my life.

  • Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

    I offer telehealth and will be offering more regular in-person therapy in the spring.

  • More about me and my practice:

    I am the founder of Inside Psychotherapy and have a passion for mind/body health and wellness (certified yoga instructor, and a dedicated practitioner in the Iyengar method). I am also extremely driven by creativity and helping to find joy in life!

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