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Dr. Gerstenzang’s Psychotherapy Services

Bringing Your Life Into Beautiful Balance

Populations served:

 Adults              Children           Couples           Teens          Families
Populations Served

Range of treatment:

  • Trauma recovery
  • Anxiety and depression treatment
  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Improve communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Parenting effectiveness
  • Habit control
  • Attaining laughter and joy


What you will gain

For example:


Dr. Sharon’s methods
(and the schools of psychotherapy they represent)

To fully know it...
You have to show it.

For example:
People often predict doom and gloom to themselves by saying, “I know it’s going to be a bad day,” or to a child by saying, “You’re going to fall!.” But these are actually fear statements, not predictions. Statements driven by fear are meant to wake you up to possibilities and energize you for corrective action, but cannot predict anything with certainty. Treating fear-based statements as predictions will cause you to experience the depression, more fears, and angers associated with such an experience actually coming true.

At the same time, it’s also important not to dispatch any thought without some inspection. Fearful thoughts will continue to assail until you use your fear by getting accurately in touch with both the physics and purpose of your fear.  

To handle your fear well and gain

  1. Rephrase your statements to more accurately reflect your reality. You might need to say, “I’m afraid I’m going to have a bad day” and then articulate why you’re afraid. Or, to the child, you’d be more helpful to say “I’m afraid you’re going to fall down” and then explain why you’re afraid.
  2. It will often help to physically express the fear by some kind of widening of your eyes and/or shivering (see Theory) so that you can get the entire message of your fear across to yourself, or the child, rather than cutting the ‘conversation’ short in terms of what your body is trying to tell you. Accurate physical expression also helps to detour you away from inaccurate and unhealthy thinking.

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