Thanks for visiting my website.  I’m a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Manhattan Beach.  I specialize in individual therapy for adults. I also see teens, couples, and families.

I mostly see people with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. Many are working in high-stress careers. They might be struggling at love, or battling bad habits, or feeling dissatisfied, or seeking new directions. They come to my office with a range of feelings: worried, sad, angry, conflicted, guilty, ashamed, lonely, overwhelmed, stuck.

Therapy really does work. One of the most common refrains I hear from patients is that they wish they’d come in sooner.

The first step is to find a therapist that’s right for you. You want a skilled professional, of course, but also someone with whom you can talk easily and whose judgment you trust. The fit between therapist and patient turns out to be important to the success of the treatment.

I invite you to contact me. If you’d like to schedule a free initial consultation, or have any questions, just give me a call or send an email.

To find out more about who I am and how I work, scroll down to the section below.

About Me

I work with people across a wide variety of issues. Usually they’re experiencing anxiety, depression, or relationship trouble, as well as a desire for personal growth. They come to my office to figure things out, work through troublespots, and get on track to a better life.

My general approach is to address your immediate concerns, but also their underlying sources. We explore your complex emotions, relationships, history, and personality. This integrative, psychodynamic approach, because it gets to the root of your issues, helps you make real change, not just temporary adjustments. As we work through issues, you begin to solve old problems and grow as a person.

My office is a safe, non-judgmental space.  I have a background as a college professor, but value plain talk and conversation.  I enjoy seriousness as well as humor and laughter. 🙂

I have roots in D.C. and northern California (see the hills of Mount Tamalpais in the background), and I’ve lived abroad and traveled widely. I know from years of experience that people have the ability to change and grow.

You can link to My Background to get some more details about me.

Feel free to give me a call at 424-248-7288 or send me an email at geoff.gershenson@gmail.com.

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