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Sarah Gersick, PhD

Licensed clinical psychologist

Doctorate in clinical psychology from Long Island University, BA from Yale University

Trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, the VA CT Health Care System


Special training in trauma and PTSD, mindfulness, and substance abuse

Psychodynamic orientation

Sarah Gersick, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who conducts individual, couple, and group psychotherapy with late adolescents through older adults. 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. 

Dr. Gersick trained in New York and Connecticut at Beth Israel Medical Center, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services Child Development Center, and the VA CT Health Care System, among other sites. She has completed specialized training in trauma and PTSD, mindfulness, and substance abuse. Her career has included work in multiple university counseling centers and as a clinical supervisor overseeing early career psychotherapists, in addition to nearly a decade in private practice. Dr. Gersick runs a support group for survivors of brain injury and their caregivers. She is an active member of the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.

Dr. Gersick is a relational psychodynamic psychotherapist who integrates cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques into her work. She is further influenced by developmental, family-systems, and sociocultural perspectives. Areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, personality/characterological concerns, and relationship issues.

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