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David Gerard Psychotherapy, PhD

David Gerard is a psychologist who specializes in AEDP, an experiential type of therapy that helps people get past their fear of feeling and fear of revealing themselves to others in order to end their suffering. As clients identify, tap into, and share their emotions, their mood improves, they regain self-confidence, experience improved relationships, and get more out of life.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • New York
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“Our work together is not about you simply retelling your story; it's about you embracing and sharing the emotions that come up as you tell it.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Before I became a psychologist, I was an attorney. While many lawyers feel like they are making a difference, I never felt this way no matter what area of law I tried. In search of a more personally meaningful career, I pursued my PhD in psychology. Now, every day I get to have an intimate and immediate impact on the people I work with by helping them improve their lives. I feel fortunate to be able to do so.
What should someone know about working with you?
We are all hard-wired to feel and to connect to others yet so many of us are scared of our feelings. We are afraid of being overwhelmed by them and of being dismissed or ignored by others if we share them. It is our fear of feeling and fear of revealing that causes us to experience symptoms of distress and disconnection from ourselves and from each other. In our sessions and through the psychotherapeutic model of AEDP, we focus on getting past this fear in order to fully embrace our feelings. Our work together is not about you simply retelling your story; it's about you embracing and sharing the emotions that come up as you tell it. By learning to be authentic and transparent with your feelings, you will feel calmer and more confident while experiencing deeper connections. Ultimately, your true self will emerge.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
To further my development, I participate in trainings, assist workshops, and attend seminars. I'm also a member of two supervision groups.
“By learning to be authentic and transparent with your feelings, you will feel calmer and more confident while experiencing deeper connections.”
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