Let’s Get Through This Together!

Gwenn A. Nusbaum, LCSW-R, BCD

Let’s Get Through This Together!

Gwenn A. Nusbaum, LCSW-R, BCD

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  • Amherst Writers and Artist Workshop Leader
  • Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
  • Certificate in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Certification in Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions
  • Certification in Group Therapy
  • Certification in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
  • Certification in Spiritually-Informed Psychotherapies


  • Hofstra University (B.A. in Psychology)
  • New York University (Master of Social Work)


Essentially, I tend to be active in my approach, wanting to give you something to use in each session─a tool, tip,
insight and sometimes a homework assignment, including journaling or trying something new between sessions. I combine mindfulness and compassion to understand ourselves and others.


Crises, breakdowns in communication (frequent arguing/fighting), affairs and breakups often prompt couples to come in for counseling. The need is often for me to help you restore some semblance of talking and listening to each other, as well as help you understand what led to the tipping point.


Much of my work is informed by extensive experience and training in the area of various types of traumas and their aftermath.

I am familiar with several techniques used to help people work through and lessen the grip of traumatic loss and terror.

I would like to help with:

  • Transitions, loss/mourning, and loneliness
  • Understanding the connection between feelings and substance abuse
  • Addressing histories of sexual trauma
  • Working through adult betrayals
  • Increasing interpersonal effectiveness and communications
  • Occupational challenges and creative blocks
  • Developing compassion and the capacity for forgiveness

Treatment Areas

  • A.C.O.A. and Codependency
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Ambiguous Loss
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Bereavement, Grief, and Loneliness
  • Body Size Issues
  • Childhood Sexual Traumas
  • Compulsive Sexual Behavior
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Divorce and Marital Separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Secrets
  • LGBT and Sexuality
  • Menopause & Mid-Life Issues
  • Parent-Child
  • Post-Traumatic Stress


Individual Therapy

  • Crisis Intervention and Short-Term Counseling
  • Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Couples Therapy

  • Same-Sex and Heterosexual Couples
  • Multicultural Couples
  • Partners of Sexual Abuse Survivors
  • Therapy Related to Histories of Childhood Sexual Traumas

Other Services

  • Short-Term Counseling
  • Trauma Treatments (PTSD, Grief, and Harm Reduction Models)
  • Integrate 12-Step Programs and Harm Reduction Models
  • Consultation and Supervision
  • Teletherapy and Online Therapy
  • Writing, Meditation, Grounding Exercises

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