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Dr. Sarah Gersick, Ph.D
Licensed clinical psychologist
Masters and Doctorate in clinical psychology from Long Island University
Trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, the VA CT Health Care System, and the UCONN Health Center.
Special training in trauma and PTSD, couples counseling, mindfulness, group therapy, and substance abuse.
Sarah Gersick, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale University, received post-baccalaureate training from Columbia University, and earned her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn. Her dissertation, which applied principles of family therapy to understanding resilience in Asian American young adults, received the departmental award for most outstanding doctoral-level research.
Dr. Gersick’s training has included placements at South Beach Psychiatric Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services Child Development Center in New York; the VA CT Health Care System; and the University of Connecticut Health Center. She has worked in Psychological Services at the University of New Haven and at Long Island University, and has received specialized training in trauma and PTSD, couples counseling, mindfulness, group therapy, and substance abuse. She has served as an instructor and clinical supervisor in psychological assessment. She was Project Manager of a large-scale longitudinal study of ethnically diverse families at the New York University Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education.
Dr. Gersick is a relational psychodynamic psychotherapist, with additional training in cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques that are integrated into her work. She is further influenced by developmental, family-systems, and macro sociocultural perspectives. Areas of specialty include individual, group, and couples psychotherapy with late adolescent through older adults; depression; anxiety; trauma/PTSD; personality/characterological concerns; and relationship issues.