Carrie Gershoff is an intern at Affiliates in Counseling and a second year graduate student in Northwestern University’s M.A. in Counseling program. Prior to Northwestern, she graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in English and Art History. After graduating from Tufts, Carrie realized that her true interests lay in connecting and helping others on an individual level.

 

After graduating from Tufts, Carrie worked with children and adolescents in the Chicago and Skokie public school systems. During that time, Carrie’s work ranged from providing psychoeducation about socio-emotional development in the classroom setting, to focused individual help for youth struggling with attachment-based traumas and emotional regulation. Upon matriculating to Northwestern, Carrie decided to focus her training around young adults and especially individuals experiencing identity confusion.

Carrie’s areas of specialty include:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Developmental Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Attachment Trauma
  • Identity Development and Acceptance
  • Grief Work

Under the supervision of Leah Seligman, Carrie is an in network provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO and accepts clients on a sliding scale.

Personal Statement:

I passionately believe that one’s lived experience is a reflection of the quality and strength of their past and present relationships with important others. My current approach to therapy is through a relationship-oriented perspective, and I believe understanding one’s development and early relationships with others is key to building self-awareness and actualization. I like to explore what overarching themes or motifs clients can identify in their personal history, and use that to inform our work together. I love using humor in my work, and I view the relationship between therapist and client as the most important aspect of successful therapy.