Alena Gerst

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT

Contact Info



  • Clinical Social Work/Therapist
    New York


UWS Office
New York, NY 10024
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Telephone: 917-562-2921

Upper Manhattan Office
New York, NY 10034
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Telephone: 917-562-2921

I am a New York State licensed psychotherapist and certified yoga teacher specializing in integrative health and the mind/body connection.

I continue my clinical and yoga training with leaders in both fields, so that I can provide my clients with the most advanced evidence-based services available.

As a former professional performing artist with over a decade in the entertainment industry, I also bring a depth of knowledge to my work with creative and performing artists, and I am the author of A Wellness Handbook for the Performing Artist (Balboa Press, 2014).

As a mental health expert, I am frequently called upon for interviews with the media, and I contribute my own articles to a variety of blogs on emotional health and wellness.

Whether you seek psychotherapy or therapeutic yoga instruction, we will work together to improve the quality of your life.


  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Stress

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing

Age Groups

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Young Adults (20's & 30's)