Dr. Haley Kutner, Ph.D.

Haley Kutner

Dr. Haley Kutner

is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy to individuals ranging in age from childhood through adulthood. A native of the northeast, Dr. Kutner was first introduced to Virginia while on internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School and stayed in state to complete a post doctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. After leaving the area to serve on faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine where she held her primary position as the medical psychologist for Duke Raleigh Hospital, Dr. Kutner is happy to return to Richmond and provide therapy services for the Richmond community here at The Westwood Group.

Dr. Kutner’s overall therapy goals are to help her clients identify and address the barriers and stressors that interfere with their ability to lead productive and fulfilling lives. She utilizes this overarching principle to address the various presenting needs of her clients from helping an individual cope with a primary medical illness to addressing stressors associated with life transitions, interpersonal conflicts, or primary anxiety or depression. Dr. Kutner draws from several therapy approaches including cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and interpersonal therapy as well as integrating mindfulness and relaxation based techniques into her practice in order to meet each individual’s needs.

Dr. Kutner’s areas of specialization and interest include helping individuals address the emotional and behavioral aspects of their medical condition, identifying and modifying lifestyle behaviors that serve as risk factors for disease progression, and providing pre-surgical psychological evaluations for individuals considering bariatric surgery. In addition to her specialization in health psychology, Dr. Kutner also has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and ADHD, utilizing both behavioral and cognitive strategies to improve executive functioning skills, social awareness, and interpersonal relationships.

  • Specialties:
  • Coping with primary medical conditions
  • Adjustment stress, anxiety, and depression across the lifespan
  • Social skills training and problem solving for autism spectrum disorders
  • Bariatric surgery evaluations and weight management
  • Relationship issues
  • Women's isues

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  • Ph.D. Ferkauf Graduate School of Clinical Psychology, Yeshiva University
  • B.A. Art History The College of New Jersey
  • Internship Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Member: American Psychological Association; Division 42, Independent Practice, American Psychological Association; Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists; Richmond Academy of Clinical Psychologists


  • Northside/West End Office
    5821 Staples Mill Road
    Richmond, VA 23228-5427 (map it)
  • Contact:
    Phone: (804) 264-0966, ext. 42
    Email: drhkutner@ thewestwoodgroup.org
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