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Aviva Chansky Guttmann(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York
Caregiver stress & support- Couples counseling- Relationship issues- Stress management- Trauma-Mind-body connection-
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Professional statement

Aviva is a Certified and Advanced Imago Relationship Therapist helping partners in any relationship to experience increased and more satisfying connection. She is also trained through ACEP ( Association for Comprehensive Psychology ) as an EFT ( tapping ) practitioner. EFT can assist with multiple concerns including limiting beliefs, undesired behavior patterns, managing stress and traumatic responses to prior events and relationships, and much more.

Aviva obtained her MSW in Clinical Social Work from New York University and has held a variety of positions throughout her career. She has extensive experience in medical social work, advocacy for the elderly and special needs populations, and is an avid community volunteer and program developer and organizer .

Aviva attended over eighty hours of advanced training in sex therapy and sexology through AASECT ( American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists ) and the insights and knowledge gained through this coursework and accompanying supervision continues to inform her work. She enjoys working with LGBTQ couples and individuals.

Aviva continues to train in additional therapy modalities especially those which use Energy Psychology methods to assist in the healing process.

Her philosophy centers around the belief that we each know intrinsically what help we desire and need. Often we welcome a companion or facilitator ( in the form of a counselor ) to help us with the discovery process. The journey to self discovery can be confusing and frustrating, and a skilled and compassionate guide can help by walking beside us. We exist and thrive in relationship and our steps toward healing ( a non-linear process ) are nourished by an empathic other.

Message to clients

One of the most challenging experiences in life to find oneself vulnerable and in pain ( whether emotional, spiritual or physical ) and to have the heavy task of finding help and relief and not knowing where to begin. If we are already low on energy and emotional reserves this task can be incredibly difficult . I welcome and thank you for taking the time to find an empathic listener and guide to assist you in your healing journey. Having a partner in and witness to your healing journey, finding one you resonate with, is possibly equally important to the therapeutic relationship as the approaches and trainings the clinician has.

Because of the sacredness of this relationship you need to sense if the clinician is a good fit for you. I honor this need by offering a standard complimentary Zoom consultation for every prospective client. Feel free to reach out to schedule this consultation.

Work and Education

Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology , ACP-EFT - Certified EFT Practitioner, 2018
Imago Relationships of North America, Certified Advanced Imago Therapist , 2016


New York: 032796




Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

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

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Hours by Appointment.

Complimentary Zoom Consultation Offered and Recommended


Aviva Chansky Guttmann is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$90 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Couples sessions are 90 minutes in length and $225 per session

Sliding scale rates are available for those who demonstrate financial need but there is a screening process

Intensives for couples can be crafted and rates are prorated by duration of the intensives

I also do educational workshops on communication skills and stress management among other topics