Biography

 Sandra Guberman, PhD, LCSW


Dr. Guberman's philosophy is:

A therapist's skill in being able to be present without judgment or criticism is vital to any relationship; as well as being able to create an atmosphere of safety, warmth and trust so that positive change can take place by utilizing  the client's inner resources.
Self-knowledge through observation is to be explored- allowing everything to be our teacher.

 

Address :   277 West End Avenue #8D
 New York, NY 10023-2604
 Phone :    (212) 787-3499
 Fax   : (212) 595-1420
 Email  : 
sigube277@yahoo.com



About Dr.Sandra:

After graduating from Columbia University, Dr. Guberman started her career at Jewish Board of Family and Children Services where she worked with individuals, couples and families in all modalities of therapy, with a specialization in crisis intervention with a focus on grief and loss. While at JBFCS, she entered the two-year sexual-therapy program with Clifford Sager, M.D. After completion of this program, she also worked for the New York City Department of Education helping students deal with developmental issues, sexuality including LGBT and HIV-AIDS awareness.

Dr. Guberman also initiated her own company, Stress Management Services, where she worked in industry, helping people cope with business and daily stressors in their lives. She uses mindfulness based cognitive therapy to help clients think about their thoughts differently, and make positive changes. 'Just because you have a thought doesn't necessarily make it true'.

In her work with clients, whether it is sex therapy, individual, or couples therapy, Dr. Guberman uses cognitive therapy to challenge negative thought patterns, teaches mindfulness and meditation techniques in dealing with sexual dysfunction, anxiety and self image issues. In her clinical work, Dr. Guberman has a particular interest in low sexual desire and how unresolved trauma, grief and loss can relate to sexual dysfunction.

Dr. Guberman is in private practice for over 30 years on the Upper West Side. She has supervised fourth year psychiatric residents, participating in case conferences, as well as providing clinical instruction to trainees in the program of Human Sexuality at the NYU Langone Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. 

Media:

Dr. Guberman has appeared on television "The Jane Show" discussing teenage sexuality and has spoken at the 92nd Street Y on stress and conflict management.