Joanne Gerr, LCSW

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I see therapy as a process to help you attain your goals. Even though eating disorders, addictions, and relationship issues can derail your life, individual therapy and support groups can help you find solutions and get you back on track. Whether the concern is anxiety, depression, and/or ADD, psychotherapy can help you and your family to resolve the issues that are troubling.

As a highly trained and experienced solution-focused therapist in New York City (Midtown Manhattan) and New Jersey, my goal is to help you resolve difficult issues and grow into your true potential.  While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying a variety of therapy approaches tailored to your needs, we will find successful solutions for long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your objectives. 

I have a particular sensitivity to the issues of diverse populations including Orthodox Jews and the LGBT community. I am also highly experienced in working with single men & women, couples, children, teens, and older adults.

Please call me for an individual consultation or to join a support group in my New York or New Jersey office. My New York office (212-750-8130) is centrally located near Grand Central and Bryant Park (easily accessible from all over Manhattan, the boroughs, as well as New Jersey and Connecticut.) My New Jersey office (732-247-5112) is easily accessible from communities throughout the state, and has abundant, free parking.

I return all phone calls and respond to all inquiries promptly.

Whether you are new to therapy or feel like you have “been everywhere and tried everything,” I can empower you to get unstuck. I’m eager to help you get started.

About Joanne Gerr

Joanne Gerr, L.C.S.W., is a private practitioner with over 15 year experience helping clients in Manhattan and New Jersey. Her areas of expertise include eating and weight issues, addictions, anxiety/depression, and the psychology of women. She offers individual and group counseling to a broad spectrum of clients including men, women, children, and adolescents. Participants in her therapy groups and individual practice have credited Joanne with helping them find solutions to troubling issues and attain more meaningful and satisfying lives.

Joanne graduated from Simmons College with Honors, and received her graduate degree from the University of Michigan. Her post-graduate education includes intensive study in eating problems and the psychology of women at The Women's Therapy Center Institute as well as extensive training through Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry Continuing Education Program.



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Highland Park NJ