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.


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