As a psychotherapist, you may have challenges or questions about your individual and couples’ clients. In a safe environment, we help you address your questions, and any personal issues that may arise. Our goal is to help you increase your self–confidence, competence and expand your theoretical knowledge.
Psychotherapists often have challenges or questions in working with their individual and couples clients. The goal of our consultation and supervision services is to help you increase your self–confidence and competence, and expand your theoretical knowledge. At Guttman & Pearl Associates, consultation and supervision takes place in a safe environment, where we address your questions and any personal issues that may arise.
Consultation is provided in individual or group sessions conducted by Gail Guttman, LCSW, with the primary focus being couples and sex therapy. As a consultant to couples therapists for more than 30 years, Gail draws on a variety of relationship theories.
Gail consults with therapists who are trained in Imago Relationship Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the works of John Gottman and Stan Tatkin. Therapists who receive consultation from Gail experience a welcoming approach to all types of theories, as well as an opportunity to integrate different theoretical frameworks.
As a Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), Gail explores a variety of sex therapy topics. Therapists with limited knowledge of sex therapy become comfortable in approaching sexuality, while developing skills to help their clients with sexual concerns. She provides supervision to those who wish to become AASECT certified sex therapists and for those currently AASECT certified sex therapists who want to continue their professional development. Gail also provides supervision to AASECT Certified Sex Therapists who are working towards AASECT Sex Therapy Supervisors.
As a Certified Imago Consultant, Gail conducts individual and group consultation for newly trained Imago therapists who wish to become certified Imago Relationship Therapists. Consultation is available to seasoned Imago therapists who want to deepen their knowledge and skills in Imago therapy.
As a Certified Clinical Social Work Supervisor in the state of Maryland, Gail provides social workers the supervision needed to become licensed clinical social workers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Testimonials from a supervisees:
“Being part of Gail’s couples and sex therapy consultation group has been a wonderful experience. I’ve been able to process and understand the intricacies of couples and sex therapy in a way I had not in the past. With the group’s support I have become a stronger more knowledgeable clinician overall. Gail is warm, and creates an atmosphere where it is easy to grow and gain a deeper understanding of clients, as well as of our own strengths and , areas in need of stretching as clinicians. I highly recommend the group.” Melanie Ricaurte, PsyD, CST, CSTS.
“Gail’s extensive experience with couples and sex therapy make her an informative and inspiring teacher. The group dynamic provides a supportive environment to explore sex therapy cases from a variety of treatment modalities.” Melissa Kilbride, LICSW-C.
“Being in Gail’s group has been a great learning experience. Because each of us came from a different theoretical background, each person brought something of value to share. Gail and the group made it safe to expose those places where we struggle.” Suzanna Hillegass, LCSW.
I have been in this group with for several years. We are a diverse group with individual specialties, training and work history. With Gail at the helm guiding us, we have built a continuously growing bond of trust, respect and support for one another. The beauty of this group is that it is run on a specific structure that encompasses education, case sharing and exploration of our individual insights ensconced in a warm, comfortable, and safe place. Every meeting is a learning and growing experience. Our diversity promotes unique insights and problem solving skills. We lean on each other for support and insights into both our clients and ourselves in the therapeutic relationship. Each month, I leave group equipped with new therapeutic tools and confirmation of my abilities as a therapist.” Kathi Scholz, LPC
“I’ve been participating in Gail Guttman’s ‘Couples and Sex Therapy Consultation Group’ for a long time. The consultation group is thoughtfully assembled by Gail with her awareness of professional and personal compatibilities. The group provides me with a safe haven of support and continuing education for my work as a therapist at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in Washington, DC. In addition to benefiting from Gail’s years of experience and exceptional skills as a therapist, trainer, and teacher, the other clinicians in the group add depth and richness to my learning experience. Led by Gail’s authenticity and desire to deepen connections, those of us who have participated through the years share a unique friendship rooted in shared understandings, acceptance, and appreciation of the special gifts that each member brings to the group.
My professional expertise and confidence is enhanced by participation in Gail’s consultation group.” Donna Tish, LICSW.
Consultation groups are held once a month on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information, please contact Gail Guttman at firstname.lastname@example.org.