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Melanie Gerber, LMHC
I utilize a human-centered approach to therapy, as well as tailoring therapy and corresponding techniques based on a client’s unique personality, desires, and goals for treatment.

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Melanie Gerber, LMHC

Location

Licensed In

NY

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Harm reduction, Integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based, Relational

Therapy Style

I believe that each individual is unique and an expert on themselves. Therapy is a collaborative, mutual journey between client and clinician. I utilize a human-centered approach to therapy, as well as tailoring therapy and corresponding techniques based on a client’s unique personality, desires, and goals for treatment. I have found that utilizing multiple therapeutic approaches allows for individuality within treatment. I typically utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT); Motivational Interviewing (MI); Solution Focused Therapy, and Existential therapy to be particularly helpful in working with clients.

I have been drawn to the field of psychology and human behavior from an early age and have pursued this field with great passion. I believe that the therapeutic process is effective in providing self-insight, wisdom and knowledge. It is my understanding that all behavior is purposeful and allows an individual to obtain personal needs and desires. Sometimes, these behaviors may be maladaptive and cause an individual distress. Through the therapeutic process we explore these and discover ways in which an individual can live a rewarding, meaningful life. Therapy also provides a platform for processing difficult emotions and experiences in an effective and productive way.

Education

BS - Psychology, Liberty University

MA - Professional Counseling, Liberty University

License Number and State

NY 006584

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I am passionate about helping people understand their own behavior and the purpose that behavior serves to meet an individual's needs. I have been inquisitive about human behavior since I was a child and always sought out to understand the behavior of others as well as myself.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Arsha Bodha Center in NJ. This is my favorite organization because their goal is to promote overall well-being and instill knowledge and wisdom.

How do you recharge?

I enjoy being in nature and do a great deal of hiking in the nearby State Parks.

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