Insightful Choices

The Therapy Services I Offer

I offer services to help you manage your emotions, your behavior, improve your relationships with others and using tools and strategies more effectively manage and resolve any personal issues causing you distress.  If you are interested and would like to learn more, feel free to get in touch with me today. 

Individual Therapy

In a caring, supportive, non-judgmental environment you can feel comfortable expressing yourself and sharing your concerns, thoughts, feelings, and goals—whatever they are---whatever is bothering you.


In therapy, you can focus on yourself. You can feel heard and understood. I will listen, lead you to find answers, provide you with tools and strategies, and help identify creative solutions to overcome your struggles and challenges.


Psychotherapy is a process where the therapist helps you gain insight, understand better the patterns in your life, clarify and overcome obstacles to your having what you want in your life and see and use your strengths to become more of your “authentic self”. You can see yourself in a new light with new insights, new ways of being, newfound hope and maybe a sense of freedom or control since now you have more tools and choices in your life. The goal is that you discover a stronger sense of well-being, an ability to connect more fully with others, and be more at peace with yourself in the present moment.Clients come to therapy when they are experiencing any of the following feelings:


  • Anxiety or fear 
  • Social Anxiety or Phobias
  • OCD
  • Excessive Worry or Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Low Self-Esteem & Confidence
  • Loneliness 
  • Anger 
  • Sensitivity to Criticism or Rejection
  • Shame
  • Sadness or Depression
  • Intimacy issues


And clients come because they need help: 

  • Navigating a Difficult Time
  • Changing Careers 
  • Handling Relationship Challenges
  • Dealing with a Divorce
  • Changing a Behavior or
  • Overall Dissatisfaction with Some Aspect of their Life


Based on your needs and presenting issues, I can use various evidence-based therapies which can include CBT, ACT, DBT, and others. Please contact me to discuss your needs. 

Testimonials

 

Nancy is wonderful and has had a big part in helping me get through a tough time in my life. She is nonjudgmental and very easy to talk to. She offers practical ideas to help solve problems, and if something doesn't work, then she comes up with a different solution. She understands the uniqueness of each individual and that a one size fits all approach will not work for everyone. Because of Nancy's assistance, I have significantly increased my confidence and my life has improved in a multitude of ways. She offers great career advice as well! I recommend her!
-Liz W


I came to see Nancy after experiencing a lot of anxiety and worry about my life and because I had been engaging in some negative behaviors.
Nancy worked with me to understand my anxiety and taught me how to put mindfulness and a form of meditation into practice which helped me with my anxiety. I was then able to understand why I was doing what I was doing and make changes in my behavior that made me feel better about myself. She has been one of my strongest advocates.
-John S.


I never went to therapy before and I was battling anxiety and depression for quite some time before I decided to try and get help. I did my research and came across Nancy. After reading her reviews I decided to give it a shot. I was so anxious and nervous going to talk to a stranger about things I’ve never shared with anyone else. She made me feel so relaxed and comfortable that I forgot I was talking to someone I just met. She has helped overcome my anxiety and depression and has also saved my relationship with my boyfriend to the point that we’re engaged now! Nancy is very calm and understanding and will help you with any issue you might have. I’m so thankful and blessed to have found her and she is continuing to help me be the best version of myself!
-Deb B. 

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Couples counseling can make a difference. You are in a marriage or a relationship and though you are having problems, you want it to work. You are concerned. Perhaps frustrated. You have tried to make it work on your own and recognize that you need some help to resolve the issues that you face as a couple. Whether you are newly married or married for 25 years, you could be having relationship problems… these problems could have been precipitated by an event or they could just be the same issues over and over that don’t seem to get resolved. Based on the guidance, strategies, and support you receive in counseling sessions, you can make changes that can result in an improved more fulfilling relationship.


Couples often complain that their partner doesn’t listen to them, doesn’t show consideration, or doesn’t show them they are loved. 

Couples often feel judged or disconnected from their partner. 

Sometimes they question why they are still together. Many couples either don’t talk to each other when they are upset or seem to argue all the time. They may feel trapped in a pattern that keeps repeating and they don’t know how to get it to stop.


Couples seek therapy for these reasons and others. All couples experience relationship challenges and conflict. And, all couples go through trying times. Yet there are times when a person, a couple, needs help because they just can’t find the solution on their own. And, their relationship no longer feels like a “safe” place for them to be with each other.


I provide a safe space where the two individuals in the relationship, both partners, feel understood and heard. And, by better understanding, the bonds between them, the triggers and patterns that exist in their relationship, how they communicate with each other, the truth about their potential “disconnect”, they can go on to potentially create a more fulfilling, intimate relationship.


Using several different approaches, including EFT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, I help couples see their repeating and negative patterns/cycles clearly; reconnect with each other at a deeper level; heal any wounds, and be able to express who they are with their partner in a strengthened and more connected relationship.


With this and other processes, I can help couples:

  • Identify their negative, reoccurring patterns
  • Change negative patterns relating to conflict 
  • Enhance the ability to communicate and really hear each other
  • Increase intimacy and feelings of connection
  • Strengthen trust
  • Address sexuality and sexual issues in their relationship
  • Handle parenting issues
  • Deal with whether they should stay in the relationship or go


Please call me at 914-260-4662 or contact me for a free consultation. 

Testimonials

Nancy has been magnificent in every way helping my wife and I become close again after 37 years of marriage. When I first came to her a year ago my marriage was essentially over and I was starting to consider where I would be living divorced from my wife. She brings amazing insightful real-life examples of approaches to take for communication that change thought processes. I love my wife very much and because of what Nancy implemented as part of the way we both now think of things, my marriage was saved. My wife and I are thankful we did.

-Steve H.


My experience working with Nancy was great. I needed a therapist to help me while having some marital problems. Nancy has great insight into identifying problems and helped to point out to my husband and me what direction to follow and helped us set up achievable goals to work towards. Nancy taught us how to finally listen and communicate with one another. She saw the anger I was suppressing and worked with my husband and me to resolve openly and calmly many interpersonal issues we finally talked about with her. Nancy is a good listener, responsive, very patient and has a warm heart, too. She understood that it was much easier for me to talk and open up than my husband and she was willing to give him the time he needed. Nancy always called back ASAP when I left a message for her which I appreciated.

-Diane S.


My Fiancé and I got engaged and knew that we wanted our marriage to be as successful as it can be. We searched for a premarital counselor and found Nancy Hutter. She is a spectacular counselor. We can be completely open and honest with her and she is always fair to both parties when discussing problems. She has become an integral part of our future marriage success. She has also helped us with the transition into parenthood of two wonderful children. She is always available when we need her and is always understanding and flexible with our busy lifestyle. I would recommend her to any couple or person needing someone to help guide them and provide professional advice and services.

-Starr B.


Most couples face issues where couples counseling can make a difference.

  • Do you fight too much and issues just never seem to never really get resolved?
  • Are you frustrated by what seems like behaviors that are not loving or too demanding?
  • Do you feel like you are drifting apart and just not connecting?
  • Do you feel misunderstood, not heard or do you wonder if he or she is listening?
  • Do you feel that he or she doesn’t love you?
  • Do you need to talk with someone to get an unbiased opinion?
  • Has it been too long since you were intimate?
  • You think your partner is cheating–or you know for sure…now what?
  • Are you fighting over the children and parenting issues?
  • Are you just plain wondering if your relationship or marriage is working?


Whatever the issues, in a safe and objective environment, couples can come to better understand each other, learn new strategies for communicating and even arguing, and allow themselves to be honest with each other. Couples can get back in touch with what is important to them and their partner and learn how to have a fulfilling relationship.