There is an old adage, “If the only thing you have in your toolbox is a hammer everything begins to look like a nail”. Gershon is trained in a variety of modalities and has worked hard to develop and expand his toolbox. He feels it’s imperative for each client to receive an individualized treatment plan. Gershon want his clients to know and experience that they do not just “fit into a box”.
Gershon uses an integrated approach working together to identify problems and address them. Gershon works to establish deep trust to help create movement forward. His peers describe him as skilled, insightful and compassionate. His goal is to create a warm, safe, and effective environment in which a true partnership is built.
Gershon approaches problems from a family systems perspective. He is trained in CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, gestalt, and psychodynamic therapy. He also has decades of experience in working with addictions or all types. Following his aliyah in 2008, Gershon began work with olim hadashim and ba’aley teshuvah .
Gershon knows every person has the power to effect change. In that spirit, he sees psychotherapy as a special collaboration. His goal is to assist you in living an empowered and fulfilling life with personal insight. In this process he also uses psychoeducation and provides educational reading and videos. Working together, you and he will enable you to have more authentic and meaningful life and relationships.
Gershon become a therapist out of his passion for growth and his desire to contribute the wisdom he has gained. Gershon finds great meaning in helping others develop a sense of wholeness to live a more fulfilling and passionate lives.
Gershon has a Bachelor’s in Business and Accounting from the University of Hartford. After a successful business career, he earned a Master of Clinical Sociology from University of North Texas. Gershon completed his post-graduate training at The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim. While there he treated a wide range of client issues. He followed this with another two-year internship specializing in couple’s therapy. Gershon also received graduate training in CBT, EFT, as well as EMDR. Gershon is also a resource to community leaders, religious leaders, and mental health institutions.
Gershon lectures on addictions and marriage at the Yanar Institute, the Neve Family Institute, Ner L’Elef Center for Jewish Leadership, and The Path Center. His articles on relationships and grief are in the Jerusalem Post the Orthodox Union.
Gershon launched the “Coping with the Loss of Loved One” support group at the Association of Americans & Canadians in Israel. He is also launching a support group for “Men with Compulsive Technology Use”.