My name is Jack Gershfeld, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have over 6 years of experience in the field of mental health and currently operate a private counseling practice in Fullerton, California. I work with individuals and couples who experience relationship distress and are yearning to find a way to re-connect and feel close to each other again. I teach in Pepperdine University, Chapman University and am a Clinical Supervisor at a community clinic in La Mirada.
My approach is rooted in the research-based Emotionally Focused Therapy which focuses on recovering individuals and couples from relationship distress. This approach is grounded in care, support and empowerment of people in the relationship. This non-judgemental stance ensures safety and support for each partner in the relationship and offers a safe and secure environment to heal relationship wounds.
I completed my master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University in California. I also have a bachelor's and master's degree in engineering, which I utilize in my work with entrepreneurs and business professionals/partners.
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 we try to reconnect with the person we love, the more difficult it is to stay connected and fights continue to erupt. After a while we start seeing our partners 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 through the highs and lows of your relationship to a place where you are both understood, valued, cared for and respected. I know it is difficult 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 bonds.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
I also have experience in LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LMFT #LMFT94477 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
Good counsellor. Very patient
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.
I have been to counseling before but I have never had success before. Jack helps you to understand how to cope with past trauma and gives you the tools to be able to deal with what life throws at you. I was so depressed and close to giving up when I finally reached out, that I don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for his guidance.