Susan Gutwill

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW, PhD-ABD

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Susan Gutwill

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW, PhD-ABD

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224 Valentine Street
Highland Park, NJ 08904
(732) 719-7991
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New York, NY 10024
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About

I see people with depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviors as well as traumatic histories and losses. Together, we will work to gain a deep understanding of your early and lifelong relationships, in which your struggles were formed. Additionally, I ask about how social, economic, gendered and racial issues frame your pain. I integrate a basic psycho-dynamic understanding integrated with trauma techniques, body work, hypnosis and cognitive behavioral work in individual and group therapy. Group therapy adds another layer of healing possibility through the camaraderie, clarity and empathy groups provide.
My office provides a warm environment committed to curiosity and patience for women suffering eating problems and body image insecurity often converging with sexual and relational abuse. I have run groups and worked with compulsive overeaters for 40 years, I see anorexics and bulimarexics in individual sessions.
In 40 years of working with clients, I have felt emotionally and intellectually stimulated and have had the honor of sharing healing journeys with so many. I am grateful to have written for and trained other therapists in the practice of psychotherapy. One of the most important principles of my work is that my clients feel free to disagree with me.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 42 Years
  • License: New Jersey / 44SC01291300
  • School: Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1980

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: New York / 031054
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Susan Gutwill's Groups

Women's eating and body insecurity group

This group is designed to teach participants a non-diet, self-demand approach to eating. 1. Learn how to respond to body cues of hunger and satisfaction that can heal overeating, purging and body hatred. 2. Explore the meaning of your eating behavior in relation to all areas of your life. 3. Resolve your symptoms and allow them to become the very light that illuminates the path to find healing for your underlying conflicts, pain, and anxiety.

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Clinical supervision group

Learn to help your clients identify and work with these issues and to: 1. Respond to body cues of hunger, satiation and food choice 2. Explore the underlying meanings of eating and body image problems 3. Use a psychodynamic framework, while applying cognitive, somatic and mindfulness practices to the work. These supervision groups will deal with eating and body insecurity in a way that will lead to general clinical supervision.

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Location

224 Valentine Street
Highland Park, NJ 08904
(732) 719-7991
Ask about video sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Other Location +

Additional Location

495 West End Avenue
New York, NY 10024
(732) 719-7991
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Body-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

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Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022
Photo of Susan Gutwill, MS, LCSW, PhD-ABD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Highland Park
Susan Gutwill

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW, PhD-ABD