Virginia Gutman

(LCSW)

About Me

Welcome! My intent is to create a non-judgmental space for you to share what you need to talk about most. I empower individuals and couples by teaching them practical tools so that they can better navigate through life's tough spots. After listening and getting an understanding of what you'd like to be better, I tailor my intervention to match your treatment goals. While I’m a versatile therapist my niche is guiding couples through depression/sadness, anxiety/worries, and relationship/communication issues while teaching them lasting skills to address their challenges.

In case you're curious to know or are looking for something specific about what interventions I use- I typically use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). However I also have experience with a psychodynamic psychotherapy. No matter what I use I'm tailoring the intervention to my clients and my approach is ALWAYS strength-based. Meaning I view all my clients as people with strengths and resiliency no matter what their circumstance, and I aim to help them use that to be empowered.

When I'm not helping people getting to a better place in life (my favorite!) I like going to new places/trying new things, hiking, and being outside in general. But I also really enjoy a good lazy weekend afternoon watching six episodes of a TV show. Balance is key!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #91084 (Expires: 2021-08-01)

LCSW #086160 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Virginia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is empathetic, sweet and offers good solutions to try out. She is reassuring and comforting. A great listener.

Written by D.E. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Virginia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Virginia is one of the best counselors we’ve ever had! She’s very knowledgeable and compassionate. I would recommend her to anyone!