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Jessica A. Gerson, PhD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Psychology
  • Treats: Adults
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 855-698-4232
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As a psychologist at NYU Langone’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, I provide behavioral health services to patients who have gastrointestinal illnesses.

I help patients develop strategies for coping with emotional and interpersonal issues related to their physical conditions and teach relaxation techniques to foster a healthier gut–brain relationship. I also run several support groups, including those focused on colorectal surgery, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and young adults. In addition, I facilitate a peer-to-peer buddy program.

I conduct research and training at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. I also coordinate the NYU Health Psychology Working Group, co-lead the Gastrointestinal Psychology Development Committee for the Rome Foundation, and am a member of the Healthcare Professional Engagement Committee of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Conditions and Treatments

  • acute stress disorder
  • adjustment disorder
  • chronic pain
  • depression
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • relationship problems
  • stress
  • cognitive and behavioral therapy
  • couples therapy
  • family therapy
  • group counseling
  • hypnosis
  • psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • trauma therapy

Education and Training
  • PhD from Long Island University, 1999

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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

305 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016


gastroenterology psychology psychotherapy

Research Summary

My research focuses on identifying variables that will help lead to more effective psychotherapy outcomes with the GI patient population, as well as measuring the impact of particular interventions including virtual hypnosis groups, support group therapy and expressive writing therapy upon patients' mental health.

Academic Contact

Academic office

30 E. 33rd St.

New York, NY 11218



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