Dr. Gottesman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in treating individuals suffering from Anxiety, Depression, and Co-Occurring Disorders. Her areas of specialty include Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobia, PTSD, and Addictions.
Dr. Gottesman earned a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University as well as a Master's degree in Business Administration specializing in management. She has extensive experience working in Community Mental Health settings and in private practice with a variety of mental health diagnoses and a spectrum of severities. Dr. Gottesman previously served as an evaluating psychologist for a community based BHRS Program (Wrap-around) for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, attention issues, or behavioral difficulties and their families. She also has supervision experience with doctoral externs and service providers.
Dr. Gottesman's approach to therapy is Cognitive-Behavioral. She is also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which emphasizes minimizing avoidance behaviors and engaging more fully in behaviors that are in service of one's life values. Dr. Gottesman's belief that she has as much to learn from her clients as she hopes they have to learn from her allows for a relationship based on non-judgmental collaboration marked with humor and honesty to develop.