Rebecca Gerstein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Flatiron District in Manhattan who specializes in working with young adults in their 20s and 30s who are navigating grief and loss, including losing a family member to suicide or sudden illness. She also has expertise in helping individuals, couples, and families navigate major life transitions. Her practice is LGBTQ affirming, anti-racist/anti-oppressive, and body positive.
Rebecca takes a strength-based treatment approach that is collaborative and tailored to the needs of each client. She helps her clients understand that grief is not linear and permanent closure is not the goal. Instead, she works with them to name their emotions and counter negative thoughts, particularly around guilt and shame. She frequently incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and mindfulness practices.
Rebecca offers a nonjudgmental, safe space for clients to heal and explore their emotions and pain. She received training in grief and loss at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Her office is conveniently located near the 23rd. Street subway station.
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Family conflict - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Transition to adulthood - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Rebecca Gerstein is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Rebecca can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Henry Street Settlement, 2017 - 2019
CAMBA, 2014 - 2017
Silberman School of Social Work, MSW, 2013
Northeastern University, BA, 2010
This 10-week group run by Rebecca Gerstein, LCSW offers support and guidance for individuals who have lost siblings to drug overdose or suicide.