Diane  Gutman

Diane Gutman

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated October 12, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Relationships
  • Life transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Diane has been practicing psychotherapy as a licensed clinical social worker for over 30 years, working with individuals, couples and families. She believes in solution focused therapy dealing with the here and now and using the past as a lens through which to understand the present. She will create a safe and understanding space to actively support you in making decisions that will enhance and improve your life.

She received her social work degree from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work with a specialty in family therapy.

Whether a client comes in for individual, couples, or family therapy, Diane sees them within their family context.

Diane's therapeutic approach is individualized to each person's needs using brief solution focused therapy. She incorporates various therapeutic strategies including supportive, insight oriented, and cognitive behavioral techniques. She works collaboratively with you to address and resolve the issues you are struggling with.

Diane's expertise is with clients dealing with anxiety, depression and adjustments to life transitions such as high school, college , dating, career decisions, marital or relationship issues, family difficulties, parenting, divorce, chronic illness and pain and retirement. She has worked in multidisciplinary settings with psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners. She supports patients seeking therapy with their psychiatric medication management.

During this COVID era, Diane's practice is done over video in your home or wherever you feel comfortable. Being at home instead of an office allows you to be more open, connected and safe. Diane uses a safe, secure HIPAA compliant application to video chat using your phone or computer.


Message to clients

My first and ongoing purpose is to allow you to feel safe, supported, and comfortable in order to work towards positive change. Whether you are new to therapy or looking for a new therapist, our connected therapeutic relationship is the most important factor predicting your success in therapy. The goal for you is to feel comfortable, relaxed and understood.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Diane Gutman is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $120
  • Initial session: $160 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We can discuss what fee works the best for you


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:30 to 6:45
  • Tue 10:30 to 6:45
  • Wed 10:15 to 7:15
  • Thu 9:30 to 6:45
  • Fri No office hours
  • Sat No office hours
  • Sun No office hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 39 years

Private practice, Clinical social worker, 1990 - Present

University of Houston, MSW, 1982
University at Albany, BA, 1977


Licensure

New York: R040512


Languages

English