Dr. Gerry Fontan is a licensed psychologist whose private practice is based out of Midtown Manhattan. Dr. Fontan is dedicated to working with a diverse client population and has extensive experience supporting individuals in their 20s and 30s as they navigate anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career-related stress, life transitions, and addictions. Drawing from his personal experience and postgraduate training, he is also highly skilled in addressing concerns of racial identity and culture.
Dr. Fontan works with many individuals who are struggling with addictions, whether they are related to drugs and alcohol or behavioral in nature. He is committed to equipping his clients with skills to better manage their emotions so they do not need to rely on the addiction to cope. His approach to therapy is collaborative and integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic models in order to meet the unique needs of each client.
Dr. Fontan’s sessions are focused on identifying each client’s core values, defining goals that align with these values, and developing concrete strategies to work towards goals. He has more than 15 years of experience working within various hospital and academic institutions, adding to his depth and breadth of knowledge. His office in Union Square is conveniently located a short walk away from the 8th Street and 14th Street metro stations.
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Career concerns - Learning to utilize and highlight strengths, effective and practical stress-management, focusing on fulfillment, utilizing communication skills, and enhancing efficiency to reduce burnout
Substance use - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Existential challenges / crises - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
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Private Practice, 2012 - Present
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Adjunct Professor, 2009 - 2014
New York Neurological Institute/Columbia University Medical Center, Psychologist, 2010 - 2012
Jacobi Medical Center, Intern, 2008 - 2009
VA/NY Harbor Healthcare System, Psychologist
Fordham University, PhD, 2009
Fordham University, BS, 1998