Alison Gerig, LCSW, MSW

WTC Executive Director

Alison Gerig serves as the Executive Director and as a psychotherapist of Women’s Therapy Center.

She earned her MSW degree from Columbia University and has been practicing as a licensed clinical social worker and clinical supervisor for ten years.  She has worked as a psychotherapist in Philadelphia and New York City, specializing in issues regarding sexuality and gender, trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, and relationships.  She currently has a private practice with offices in downtown Philadelphia.  Practicing from relational-cultural and Gestalt perspectives, Alison brings a range of experience providing clinical therapy for individuals, couples and groups.  She has extensive experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) individuals.  She has conducted support groups throughout Philadelphia for women coming out.  In her practice she works with her clients to examine the impact of power and oppression on their lives and on those around them.  Her work is further informed by yoga and meditative practices that combine mind and body awareness as an approach to healing.

In addition to her clinical practice, Alison previously worked for seven years at the Mazzoni Center directing their lgbt community health center and a large community-based HIV counseling and testing program.

Since graduating from Columbia University School of Social Work, she has attended advanced clinical training programs focusing on relationships and awareness as avenues for healing.  She participated in the Stone Center clinical trainings in Boston, Mass and attended several workshops and conferences at the Multicultural Family Institute in New Jersey.  Through her association with the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia, she remains current and proficient with the theory and practice of Gestalt Therapy. All of these modalities inform her work and fit well with Women’s Therapy Center's feminist mission.