Merav  Gur

Merav Gur

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Murray Hill practice (updated November 17, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Panic disorders
  • Social anxiety

Professional statement

Dr. Merav Gur is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with an office in Midtown Manhattan. Her practice focuses on supporting adults with anxiety, including panic disorder and social anxiety. She also works with individuals who are trying to sort out their life path, build healthier relationships, and develop an authentic self. Additionally, she sees individuals with a history of trauma and those navigating depression, relationships, and perinatal challenges. She works closely with her clients on developing healthier coping mechanisms, building self-confidence, and living a fuller, more meaningful life.

Dr. Gur utilizes psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as a skills-based approach combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Having been trained in various modalities, she tailors her clinical approach to each client’s needs and goals.

Dr. Gur strives to create a warm, non-judgmental therapeutic environment for clients to comfortably explore their emotions, self-reflect, and gain greater self-awareness to make meaningful behavioral changes. Her practice is located steps from Grand Central and the 5th Avenue Bryant Park subway station.


Message to clients

I believe that successful treatment is based on a warm, supportive, collaborative, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment, in which the client can comfortably explore issues and experience a good connection with the therapist. Since I am trained in different modalities (including insight oriented/psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, ACT, DBT, IPT), I am able to tailor my clinical approach to each individual’s needs and work integratively.

My approach is collaborative and my goal is to help my clients learn new and more effective coping skills, make meaningful life changes, heal from past trauma, establish healthier relationships, and work towards achieving the life that they envision for themselves. Gains made by individuals in psychotherapy are often maintained for many years.

In my personal clinical experience, I have found that psychotherapy facilitates personal growth and healing. Clients gain better self knowledge and self confidence, communicate and assert themselves more effectively, become more aware of their needs and learn to replace old and Ineffective ways of coping by healthier ones. Clients make better choices for themselves and become less stuck and paralyzed. Some will make career changes; others will find more suitable partners, and many learn to live lives that are more meaningful, satisfying, and more consistent with their core values.

Psychotherapy can be either short-term or long–term. Some individuals want to focus on a specific issue or target specific symptoms and may need coaching through that specific issue. Others may want to work through more complex life issues in order to attain a better understanding of themselves or to achieve their
desired goals.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Panic disorders - Building coping skills to identify and manage triggers; explore underlying causes related to feelings of panic

Social anxiety - Skill-building to increase interpersonal efficacy and decrease discomfort in social settings; boosting self-esteem


General expertise


Insurance

Merav Gur 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: $265 (45min)
  • Initial session: $315 (60min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Gur will electronically submit out-of-network claims on your behalf for efficient reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Murray Hill practice

315 Madison Avenue

Suite 506

New York, NY 10017

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2004 - Present

City College Graduate Center, Clinical Supervisor, 2017 - Present

Columbia University Teachers College, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervisor, 2003 - 2016

Columbia University Medical Center-Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Assistant Professor, 2004 - 2007

Columbia University Medical Center-Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003 - 2004

St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, Clinical Internship, 2002 - 2003

Columbia University Teachers College, PhD, 1998 - 2003


Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew