Rachel Gerstein, Ph.D.
Dr. Rachel Gerstein is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and related conditions. Her areas of expertise include the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and depression. In addition, she also specializes in working with parents of children with special needs.
Dr. Gerstein works with adolescents and adults, for whom she offers individual, family, and group therapy. She has been trained by experts in the fields of CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based techniques.
Dr. Gerstein received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University in 2010. At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gerstein worked with Dr. Aaron Beck, the founder of CBT. Dr. Gerstein completed her pre-doctoral internship at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Gerstein completed her postdoctoral fellowship at The Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CCDBT), and continued there as a Staff Psychologist until 2015. She also led trainings on using Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP) for treating OCD.
Dr. Gerstein also has experience speaking to groups about such topics as mindfulness, parenting, and mental illness. Dr. Gerstein is available to provide lectures or workshops to groups on these or related topics. Please contact her for more information.
Emily Felber, Psy.D.
Dr. Emily Felber is a Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in evidence-based psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. She has expertise in treating patients experiencing anxiety, mood, and trauma-related disorders, as well as those navigating life transitions and relationship challenges. Dr. Felber utilizes a warm and flexible approach based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and incorporates Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to address each patient’s specific needs.
Dr. Felber received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. She completed her APA-accredited doctoral internship at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, where she received specialty training in the treatment of PTSD, including Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Prior to this, she received clinical training at the Palo Alto VA, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Columbia University. She also developed a particular emphasis in treating specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, and major depression. Her doctoral research focused on sexual trauma and coping behaviors.