Robin Gershon-Halpern

 

Capabilities for Adults and Youths Age 5-18

 

Robin Gershon-Halpern was graduated from high school at the young age of 16. Due to her drive and passion for education and to help others, she was awarded two Masters Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University by her 21st birthday.  The Masters of Arts is in Psychology and the Masters of Education is in Psychological Counseling with the concentration in School Counseling and Rehabilitation.  Robin Gershon-Halpern is certified in the state of New Jersey as a School Counselor.  She is also certified in the United States as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Additionally, she is licensed in the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Robin Gershon-Halpern is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

 

Dedicated to her field, Robin worked for more than 25 years in various settings including schools, clinics and in facilities for the developmentally disabled.  She began her career working with the developmentally disabled and then afforded her expertise to individuals and families with substance abuse problems for 10 years. While she did take some years off professionally when her children were young, she never stopped keeping herself current in her field, including doing volunteer counseling at a local day school. 

 

When Robin Gershon-Halpern returned to work after a maternity leave, she worked for 8 years in Charter Schools in Newark, NJ.  In her last position, she was the Coordinator of Special Services/Education and Counseling.  Robin Gershon-Halpern has provided services for individuals, groups and families with diverse ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has assisted those clients with difficulties such as anxiety, coping with stress, low self esteem, relationships, developmental differences/special education, school issues, bullying, teen interpersonal skills, substance abuse, depression, separation, divorce, and loss.
 

In January of 2013, in order to meet the needs of the community and what became the natural progression of her career, Robin Gershon-Halpern announced the opening of her private  practice which includes individual and group counseling and educational consultation. During the last several years she has also worked for Effective School Solutions (ESS) as a clinician in schools providing intensive therapy to a select group of students and their families. Additionally, Robin Gershon-Halpern has worked as an In-Home Clinician for youth and families in need.

 

 

Educational Background

 

1983 Ed.M

Psychological Counseling & Rehabilitation with

Specialization in School Counseling


1983 MA  Psychology

Teachers College, Columbia University

 

1981  BA Psychology

SUNY – Albany

 

Certifications & Licensensures

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)

New Jersey State School Counselor

Certification Training Program In Supervision

ADKINS Life Skills Educator

Certificate in Mindfulness for Treating Kids and Teens

 

Memberships

American Counseling Association

 

Awards

Exceptional Career Placement Award

Developmentally Disabled Population

Awarded by: Mayor Edward Koch 1985

 

Volunteer Experiences

Solomon Schechter Lower School, West Orange, NJ

(Guidance/School Counselor)

 

Jewish Community Center of MetroWest, West Orange, NJ

(Substitute Teacher)

 

 

Professional Experience

 

2013-present

Robin Gershon-Halpern Counseling, LLC -Private Practice
Effective School Solutions (ESS), Summit, New Jersey
School Clinician

2013-2014
A Time For Change Counseling, Inc.
In-Home Clinician


2005 - 2010

Marion P. Thomas Charter School, Newark, NJ

Coordinator of Special Education and

Counseling/School Counselor

 

2004 - 2007

Discovery Charter School, Newark, NJ

School Counselor

 

1988 - 1997

Center For Comprehensive Health Practice, Inc.,

New York Medical College, New York, NY

Senior Counselor

 

1986 - 1988

Grand Street Settlement, New York, NY

Coordinator/Counselor

 

1985 - 1986

The Lorge School, New York, NY

Guidance Counseling

 

1984 - 1985

Contemporary Guidance Services, New York, NY

Vocational Rehabilitation

and Placement Counselor

 

1983 - 1984

Association of Children with

Retarded Mental Development, New York, NY

Career Recruitment and Rehabilitation

Counseling Specialist

 

1982

Psychology Consultation Center,

Columbia University, New York, NY

Vocational Test Counsel

 

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