Gerry  Fontan

Gerry Fontan

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in NoMad practice (updated November 15, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Career concerns
  • Substance use
  • Relationships
  • Existential challenges / crises

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

It isn’t easy to face our fears and confront the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that we have been avoiding and trying to distract ourselves from. Therapy can help you to stop avoiding these challenging aspects of your life while working towards the attainment of your goals and a more rich, full and meaningful life. It is my mission to help guide you along this journey in a manner that is collaborative and respectful of where you are in the process. I provide individual psychotherapy for adults as well as coaching and consultation services for career related concerns and those experiencing life transitions.


Specialties

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


General expertise


Insurance

Gerry Fontan 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: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

NoMad practice

1201 Broadway

New York, NY 10001

Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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

VA/NY Harbor Healthcare System, Psychologist

Jacobi Medical Center, Intern, 2008 - 2009

Fordham University, PhD, 2009

Fordham University, BS, 1998


Languages

  • English

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