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Gayle Cortes Serlin Psychotherapy, PhD

Gayle Serlin uses a psychodynamic approach to help you dive into who you are. From there, she primarily uses cognitive behavioral therapy and relies on somatic and visualization techniques to increase attunement to the body. Her certification in EMDR is pending and her specialization is in mood disorders and trauma. She identifies as a Latinx female.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“As you unfold, it is helpful to keep in mind that we are in no rush through your journey together; we will take our time and go forward carefully to properly honor your life experiences.”
What was your path to becoming a Psychologist?
All aspects of our lives are interconnected and we are faced with the task of striking some sort of balance. This is why I work from a holistic perspective. The first chapter of my career was in neuroscience, which allows me to explain the biological basis of behavior to my clients. This also means that we will explore your functioning, i.e., your sleeping, eating, and exercise habits. Curiosity and receptivity to all possibilities drew me to science and fueled my interest in guiding self-discovery.
What should someone know about working with you?
The core of my process is to guide you through the blocks that might cause you to feel that you are stuck. As you unfold, it is helpful to keep in mind that we are in no rush through your journey together; we will take our time and go forward carefully to properly honor your life experiences. I am happy to accommodate requests, such as meeting more than once per week or checking in between sessions, particularly if you are in crisis. I have never been an especially formal person so I encourage you to express yourself in a manner that is true to the authentic you.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Most of the individuals I have worked with have experienced significant trauma throughout their lives. Talk therapy is a fantastic and reliable process, but at times, an additional approach is needed to achieve a breakthrough. I (excitedly) anticipate receiving certification for EMDR soon. It is an evidence-based practice to help process trauma and find meaning in pain. Other continuing education seminars I have attended focused on dialectical behavior therapy, somatic (felt sense) therapy, and winter wilderness therapy.
“I am happy to accommodate requests, such as meeting more than once per week or checking in between sessions, particularly if you are in crisis.”
Interested in speaking with Gayle?