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

You’re probably looking for help with anxiety and depression, and want to deal with some difficult issues in your life. You’ve been worrying a lot, or feeling weighed down somehow, or struggling to be happy.  You’re dissatisfied with love, work, family, or something about yourself — usually it’s a combination of these things.

It’s hard to be in the position of searching for a therapist you can trust.  Here are some things you should know: I’m a sensitive, decent person and easy to talk to, very good at understanding people, and skilled at helping them move forward to a more fulfilling life.  I have a strong success rate and I’ve helped many people.  I’ll probably be able to help you.

Have a look around my site.  If you’d like to schedule a free initial consultation, or have questions, please call or send an email. I’m friendly and will welcome your inquiry.

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

About Me

I work with people on a wide variety of issues.  Some struggle in relationships, career, or family; others suffer depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues; still others seek personal growth and a new start.  Most people come in for a combination of reasons.

I focus on your issues not in isolation, but in the broader context of your relationships, history, and personality. Working in this holistic, ‘psychodynamic’ way allows you to progress on issues but also grow as a person. You’ll start to see differently, and feel differently, and move closer to the life you want for yourself.

Most people enjoy coming to my office.  It’s a safe, non-judgmental space, and my style is interactive.  I have a background as a college professor, and some fancy degrees, but value plain conversation and honest talk.  I enjoy humor and laughter, which shows up in my work. 🙂

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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