Avigail  Gordon

Avigail Gordon

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Englewood practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Women's mental health
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Dr. Avigail Gordon is a Clinical Psychologist in Teaneck, NJ who specializes in disordered eating, body image, relationships, sexuality, chronic and/or subtle trauma, PTSD, couples counseling, and working with women and female-bodied individuals on issues that are relevant to them. Dr. Gordon works well with individuals who have past traumas that they are now seeing the effects as adults. She offers both individual and couples therapy as well as conducts evaluations for learning disabilities, developmental delays, and a variety of psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational concerns. 

Dr. Gordon is trained in psychodynamic therapy and interpersonal work, which focuses on using the relationship between therapist and client to explore behavioral and thought patterns. She believes it is essential to both understand long-standing patterns and develop coping strategies to combat these thoughts and behaviors. She also frequently utilizes narrative therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). 

Dr. Gordon is truly passionate about the work she does. She finds it to be not only fulfilling but also enjoyable to sit with clients and acknowledge how far they have come and the progress they have made. Outside of private practice, she teaches at New York University. Formerly, she worked at the White Institute. She received her PhD from Adelphi University. She looks forward to meeting you. 


Message to clients

I believe that we all behave the way we do and believe the things we do for reasons that were useful at one point in our life. Those ways of being, and ways of relating to others, often stop being helpful, however, and that's when I think therapy is useful - to understand the context of our actions and attitudes, so we can take control over them.

I also believe that every person exists in context, and understanding yourself can have positive impacts on all of your relationships - at work, at home, everywhere.

If you're considering therapy, chances are there are some things you'd like to change in your patterns of behavior or relationships. Understanding those things as part of a broader context will help you take charge and make changes, to feel in control of your choices, and to live the life you want.


Specialties

Anorexia nervosa - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for safely increasing body weight

Women's mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health Writer's block – Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Sexuality - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love


General expertise


Insurance

Avigail Gordon is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Gordon can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Englewood practice

416 Cedar Lane

Teaneck, NJ 07666

Hours
  • Mon 8:45 am - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:45 am - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:45 am - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:45 am - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

New York University, Professor, 2018 - Present
Private practice, 2017 - Present
W.A. White Institute, 2014 - 2017

Adelphi University, PhD, 2015
New York University, MA, 2009
New York University, BA, 2007
 


Languages

  • English