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Jack Gershfeld, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Intimacy Anger management
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About me

My name is Jack Gershfeld, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am also the Clinical Director of a non-profit community mental health clinic in Fullerton, California. I work with individuals and couples who experience relationship distress and yearn to reconnect and feel close to each other again. I teach at Pepperdine University and CalState Long Beach and supervise associates and trainees at a community mental health clinic.

My approach is rooted in research-based Emotionally Focused Therapy, which focuses on recovering individuals and couples from relationship distress. This approach is grounded in the care, support, and empowerment of people in the relationship. This nonjudgmental approach ensures safety and support for each partner in the relationship and offers a safe and secure environment to heal relationship wounds.

I know that it is not easy to decide to start couples therapy. After all, we are expected to know how to make our relationship work! Many couples try for years to restore the tender loving care they had when they met. It seems that the harder you try to reconnect with the person you love, the more difficult it is to stay connected, and fights continue to erupt. After a while, you may feel and see your partner as scary, unloving, and uncaring. Daily fights about insignificant things become a norm, and being close and loving to each other becomes a distant memory.

Take the first step toward a fulfilling relationship that removes anger and frustration and replaces it with care, support, love, and understanding.
Journey with your partner to where you are both understood, valued, cared for, and respected.

I know it isn't easy to take the first step and schedule a session with a licensed marriage and family therapist. Yet, the alternative is a continued struggle and disappointment with your partner. Let's work together to reclaim your relationship and build a strong and trusting bond.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Intimacy Anger management

Additional areas of focus: Attachment issues, Body image, Codependency, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Jealousy, Men's issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Languages

EnglishRussian

License information

CA LMFT 94477

Reviews

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Jack was really wonderful. He has a gift for summarizing what you say back in a beautiful metaphor that makes you feel more understood. Highly recommend!

Written on Mar 28, 2021 after therapy with Jack for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Gershfeld is experienced, warm and exudes care for my total well-being. He has so many recommendations of resources to help. He listens to me and ensures I leave our sessions feeling better and with tools that I can immediately put to use.

Written on Oct 19, 2020 after therapy with Jack for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Jack is an amazing therapist. I can tell he really cares and asks me the right questions to help me find my own solutions. Thanks Jack!

Written on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Jack for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Jack Gershfeld took our problem areas and removed the emphasis on US and put it on the PROBLEMS! He really made us feel more positive about our relationship!

Written on May 22, 2020 after therapy with Jack for 2 weeks

Good counsellor. Very patient

Written on Oct 13, 2018 after therapy with Jack for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Jack helped me get through some hard times where I was feeling depressed this summer. After just a couple of months I can report I am close to saying "all major issues of mine have been or are already being addressed." I feel more confident now as I was able to build up some strength, and gain some optimism.

Written on Sep 30, 2018 after therapy with Jack for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem