Lauren  Gerardi

Lauren Gerardi

Psychologist, PhD
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Freehold Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 13, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Child mental health
  • Adolescent mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Lauren Gerardi is a Clinical Psychologist in New Jersey who works with clients on a wide range of issues, including anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma. Warm, empathetic, and friendly, Dr. Gerardi focuses on fostering an authentic, supportive environment where clients are able to practice introspection and better understand their own feelings, patterns, and behaviors.

Dr. Gerardi understands that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor, and enjoys integrating various modalities into treatment. That might include elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as mindfulness practices when helpful.

Dr. Gerardi welcomes clients across the lifespan to her practice, located in Freehold, where she looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

As a psychologist I have worked with people experiencing all types of emotional pain and I am amazed every day at the resilience I have seen. I focus on building a strong bond with my clients, and on building insight and self-awareness. I incorporate mindfulness, CBT, DBT and coping skills into my work and I try to help my clients feel calm and grounded. I have a wide range of experience and can work well with most issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, parenting issues, and trauma and abuse, and I work with individuals of all ages, from children to adults.  I have heard many sad stories so there is never a need to feel ashamed or afraid when you are communicating with me.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and childhood depression and anxiety

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Lauren Gerardi is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Freehold practice
4400 U.S. 9, Suite 1000, Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:15pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:15pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:15pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:15pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:15pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:15pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:15pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:15pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:15pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2015 - Present
New York University Medical Center, Woodhull Hospital, 2014 - 2016
Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center, 2012 - 2014
Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and the Epilepsy Foundation of Metro New York, 2009 - 2012

Long Island University, PhD, 2010
New York University, BA, 2000


Languages

English