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Deborah Gershanok, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Coping with life changes
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About me

I am an older practitioner who has grown personally and professionally by selecting, using and sharing the most useful approaches for resilience and recovery from wounds, conflict and secrets.

I honor the diverse expressions of all sentient beings. Psychotherapy involves insight and action.

Each client's reality is gradually shared so the therapist knows what the client wants and needs and feel they matter. Attitudes of openness, curiosity and patience brings the most gains in self and other awareness .

I offer 30 minute afternoon telephone counseling for adults ages 25 and older. Limiting the scope of clientele is necessary for me to specialize in adult life stage concerns.

Exclusions to my psychotherapy practice are couples and family counseling, domestic violence situations, substance abuse treatment and process addictions recovery; custody battles; any other lawsuit and court related concerns and disability, FMLA, fitness for duty or related issues.

Please also note that crisis intervention within this virtual platform is not appropriate and clients will be referred to their local crisis services.

If you are comfortable with my schedule and approaches, please schedule an initial session so we can continue to assess if we can work as a support team.



Professional experience

37yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Psychodynamic Therapy

License information

PA LCSW CW014916


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deborah Gershanok. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I would highly recommend her. She gives me great suggestions of what to do to handle my situation. She is awesome!!

Written on May 26, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 3 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Super helpful and easy to talk to! She helped me during one of the hardest years of my life so far. I appreciate her thoughtfulness and care for my mental well-being so much!

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Best therapist I've ever had. Direct, honest, helpful and a great listener.

Written on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Best counselor I've had. Hands down. Deb is smart, open-minded, direct-to-the-point, sincere and empathetic. She listens well, and really tries to help you get to the root of your issues. Beyond her practical effectiveness, she's also able to explain things in a theoretical -- almost academic -- basis which works for me, and I'm sure for many others.

Written on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Deborah is a great listener. She is respectful, curious, and direct in her communication. Her approach has been very helpful and instrumental during a big transition in my life. I would definitely recommend Deborah to folks looking for a positive counseling experience.

Written on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Deborah is outstanding! She helped me to better understand my issues and give me strategies to deal with them. I feel more confident that I can better deal with my issues thanks to Deborah. I would recommend her to any and all of my friends.

Written on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and self esteem