Dr. Erica Gardner-Schuster

Psychologist, PhD
 therapist: Dr. Erica Gardner-Schuster,
In-Person in Manhattan, NY 10001
Online in New York
Do you long for greater love and purpose in your life? Do you feel lonely? Stuck in your struggles? Sad or down? Stressed or anxious? Group therapy can help you find deeper meaning and connection through the practice of authenticity: "letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are" (Brené Brown). By helping you bring your full authentic self into connection, Group can help you transcend loneliness to find more fulfilling relationships. Group can help you lean into your life with more courage, compassion and vulnerability. Group can support your unique journey as you find your way home to where you belong, and to the relationships that sustain you.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Group, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Asian, Black / African American, Buddhist, Jewish, LGBTQ+, Men, Native American, Pacific Islander, Women clients.

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Experiential
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Intersubjective
  • Jungian
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychoeducational
  • Psychosocial
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Social Constructionist
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal

Education & Credentials

Dr. Erica Gardner-Schuster PhD
  • Female
  • License # 024130
  • Licensed in New York
  • Practicing Since 2010
Education: Columbia University, New York University, Harvard University, & The New School for Social Research


  • Average Session Fee 75
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • I offer sliding scale based on ability to pay, privilege, and reparations/social justice considerations. I offer low fee groups. I will work with you to ensure that fee is not an obstacle to participating in high quality group therapy.
  • Accepts Insurance
  • United Healthcare (UHC); Oxford; Harvard Pilgrim; UMR; Oscar; Aetna; Cigna

Dr. Erica Gardner-Schuster Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Manhattan, NY 10001
  • Available Online for residents of New York
  • Online Therapy Details: Working through HIPPA compliant Zoom format
Dr. Erica Gardner-Schuster Practice Description
Beginning Group means joining a supportive therapeutic community to practice emotional honesty and authentic connection. My groups integrate specialized group therapy, attachment, and trauma training and relational, existential, and spiritual traditions. Group offers a social laboratory to learn more about how you impact others and how others impact you. I invite you to reach out to talk about joining one of my therapy groups. Group can accompany you on your journey as you heal wounds, find where you belong, and cultivate honest relationships that bring more meaning, connection, play, and love to your life. Are you ready to realize your vision for relationships that nurture and enliven you? If so, I look forward to hearing from you.

Practice Overview

19 West 34th Street
Available both in-person and online
14 Years Experience
Couple, Group, Individual

Office Hours

7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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