Just so you can get to know me a bit better: I am a mental health counselor with a PhD in Health Psychology, which focuses on how different layers like biology, psychology, cultural, social, and environments factors influence health and wellness (that's a mouthful)! I know that having online therapy is a unique experience and different than what it would be if you saw me in my office for one hour a week. I also know each person I talk with has their own ideas and feelings about therapy and what it may be like.
If we were together in my office, I would probably have a cup of coffee, sitting relaxed with you...chatting for a few minutes before we begin. And I would tell you to please call me Deb! So just imagine an incredibly relaxing environment, super comfortable, and me genuinely smiling at you and asking how you are doing, and what has brought you to therapy...
Being a feminist therapist, the way I approach our relationship is collaborative...so we will both share our thoughts and ideas as we decide what to do. My approach to therapy is humanistic; I honor each story as a collection of experiences...continuously evolving. This perspective is not about shortcomings, but one of optimism, focusing on the strength of the human spirit to overcome challenges and seek fulfillment.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
LMHC #MH10462 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
I love therapy but have lost some of my faith in it as I’ve learned more about the ways that the more harmful aspects of our culture operates through it, often invisibly. And with how typical therapeutic approaches are not trauma-informed and fail to account for the full picture of what contributes to the stressors that bring us to therapy - the very real social, political, and environmental factors that go beyond our “mindset” or individual psychology. Working with Dr. Kutner is a breath of fresh air and genuinely helpful, as she comes from a feminist approach and looks at the whole picture. I would highly recommend her!
Dr. Kutner has dedicated herself to helping me grow and improve in ways I couldn’t have imagined. I have experienced so many “Aha!” moments that have allowed me to understand myself in a new way.
I was honestly about to give up after my first experience and decided to give it one more try. I am so thankful I did. Dr. Kutner has been a God send. She has given me hope when I truly thought there wasn't any. She is nothing short of amazing. The tools she has already given me in this short period of time I will utilize for life. It is a blessing to be able to talk to someone without judgement and they totally get you. I am just grateful for her.
After trying many counselors, I have been so thrilled to meet Dr. Deb! Unlike others, she doesn't throw worksheets and reflections at me, and she doesn't say the same thing repeatedly. She really listens and connects with me as a human being. I honestly think she'd be a great match for anyone because she's just so good!
I’ve dreamt of having a feminist therapist for years and never had one before. It’s a relief to find Dr. Kutner. I have only recently started consulting with her. I like that she speaks more like a friend and guide than a detached practitioner and that makes me feel so comfortable. She’s the compassionate witness I need at this point. I am very hopeful that I will also learn to help myself heal soon while working with her.
I'm super happy with my counselor. Even though I'm not a people's person, she is so personable, she knows her craft and she's just special. I'm so grateful, beyond grateful.
She understood my life, changed my life, and gave me a life. Dr. Kutner, thank you for listening and for guiding me.
Debb is amazing, such a lovely person with a professional and warm approach to counseling.
Dr. Kutner is a compassionate and an excellent listener, she is very approachable and easy to build a rapport with.
She is extremely passionate in her chosen field of expertise and guides her clients to reach empowerment in all aspects of their lives and equips them with all the right tools to do do.
She is a truly exceptional person, I have great respect for her and consider myself extremely lucky to be guided by her along my soul searching journey.
I would highly recommend her to everyone, and I have!!!
Thank you for being you Dr. Kutner!!
Deb is the most amazing person I have worked with. She helped me through every single step of the way. The manner in which she works through things is incredibly and her advice is so helpful. Truly an expert, I will always be happy with her work.
Amazing. Beautiful soul. So much knowledge.
Deb is like the wise confidante I've always wanted but with all the knowledge of a professional! She is kind, compassionate and really listens. Deb read my messages and responded to all of my concerns. I really felt like she really cared and listened.I didn't feel like she was distracted or didn't care just because I wasn't there in person. I didn't miss actually seeing my therapist in person or getting live feedback in normal conversation. For me this was just like regular, in person therapy but better. I had plenty of time to really think and process what Deb said. I had time to reflect and write my responses. I didn't feel rushed like in person. I wasn't going to run out of time. And my written conversations with her work as a journal. I've never journaled before. But now I have written records of our conversations for reference and guidance anytime I need it. You can't do that in regular therapy unless you take notes.That's really hard when you're crying in person and going through all of your therapist's Kleenex! What I got instead was an invaluable feeling of having someone to talk to that I could count on: a support system that I don't have in real life. From a person that would not criticize or judge. Which I guess is true for all therapists, but Deb Kutner is a gifted listener and healer with a warm and welcoming presence. You've got someone now! You just get this vibe that you're safe with her. And everything will be okay. I haven't gotten that vibe with every therapist I've had. Bonus, no stress relating to commuting to her office! I was so worried online therapy wouldn't work. Honestly the first therapist I tried didn't work for me. But it was easy to switch. No need to stress. No awkward phone call or in person breakup with a therapist! Better help customer service is great. They responded quickly and answered all my questions. So if you have any doubts, go for it. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
Thank you Deb. Thank you so much for your help during such a difficult time in my life!
Debbi is pretty amazing.
Debbi has been great for me, the app made the best match possible. She is open, she gets me and gives very valuable advice. She does not push but takes your own pace to work at and is always there to answer quickly. I am very happy with the experience so far and I would warmly recommend her to anyone!
Understanding and has great tools. Tremendously helpful in a short time.
I really enjoy talking to Dr. Kutner – In the short time we've been talking, she has already helped me immensely and I really appreciate her empathetic and informative approach.
Debbi is encouraging and patient, and she's been a great help in gently guiding me towards looking at things more positively.
Debbie is an incredibly warm, tactful and empathic person. She has enabled me to deal with things that have caused me pain and frustration for years. I can't believe how much better I feel just a few months later.
Dr. Kutner related to me. She makes me feel comfortable and she's very outgoing. So comforting. Best counseling experience ever.
Debbi has helped me unravel certain inalienable truths and helped guide me on the best progressive path for my future. She's increased my confidence in myself and given me a meticulous outside perspective on how to better resolve my issues.
Dr. Kutner is Awesome. She made me feel welcomed and comfortable right away. Her cool attitude and positive vibe is perfect for me!
Dr. Deb Kutner is an extremely professional, caring empathetic person. Her ability to read the situation and the personality is amazingly accurate. Her compassion and generous gentle nature put me at ease within the first contact.
The ability to be able to open up to her about my inner most worries and secrets was a wonderful relief. Anything that I said was only met with understanding, non judgmental and a calming response. Her methods are truly successful but not overwhelming. I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to be counseled by Dr. Deb as I believe that she is the key to my success in resolving my reason for seeking help. Very much an angel in disguise walking among us. I can not say thank you enough for giving me my life back and helping me take charge of my destiny and secure a future that has a happy outlook. Thank you so much!
Dr. Kutner has been incredibly helpful in guiding me on how to unpack my feelings and how to recognize unhealthy patterns and replace them with healthy ones. With her help I have gained a much better understanding of myself.
Debbi is awesome. She is very supportive and down to earth. I highly recommend her.