Phyllis Guthua, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Guthua is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. She has worked in hospital and school settings, and enjoys taking part in individuals’ stories as they overcome obstacles and become equipped with tools that could help them better enjoy life.

Dr. Guthua conducts evaluations for children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing difficulties associated with learning, behavior and emotions. She also provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and young adults presenting with neurodevelopmental, emotional, and behavioral concerns. In therapy, Dr. Guthua functions from a strengths-based perspective and integrates Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into her interventions. Dr. Guthua consistently aims to establish a collaborative, empathic, and compassionate therapeutic relationship with her clients.

Dr. Guthua earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University, where she gained valuable experience working with children and adolescents in hospitals, schools, and community centers. She completed two part-time predoctoral internships at Main Street Community Mental Health Center in Reisterstown, MD, and at the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families in New Castle, DE; and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Sheppard Pratt. After completion of her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Guthua has worked as a psychologist at nonpublic schools in Maryland, where she has provided therapy and conducted assessments for children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional and developmental needs.