Welcome! My name is Emily and I am a licensed professional counselor in the states of Maine and Wisconsin. I have over 18 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, residential, outpatient, in-home, and private practice.
I feel so committed to this kind of work; the ability to partner with others and help them see their strengths and abilities to empower them. I work to create a healing space where growth, understanding and change can occur.
I love the quote by Carl Jung "we are not what happened to us, we are who we choose to become". This is what I think therapy is all about; helping people understand this and see their future, one that is full of hope and the ability to overcome the challenges and struggles that life can bring. This is not just a philosophy or modality of a treatment. It is a way of being and seeing in the world, a way of seeing the potential and nobility in anything or anyone.
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT, Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #5851 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
LCPC #CC6347 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Emily Gutierrez. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
She just listens so well and her answers always blow me away with how accurate they are
So far I have loved having conversations with Emily and she has been so helpful to my anxiety and panic attacks!
Emily is great! Our sessions are short, but she’s extremely helpful when I have a busy week and I can’t make it to my in person therapist. She’s actually listens, responds, and always checks in on me.
Very easy to communicate with and takes time to understand without jumping to assumptions.
Don't really know her yet have only had 1 session so far but she seems like she's very educated in her field
Emily has been of immense help in managing my intrusive thoughts and anxiety. She makes sure to understand the full picture of things before she shares her views on what kinds of thinking styles/experiences I might be going through. It is also obvious that she tries to remember most of the things I've shared with her in past sessions which I really appreciate it.
Emily got me. She was intuitive and offered great thoughts regarding my circumstances. The information she shared with me was relevant and considerate and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking therapy for marriage or personal related matters.
I’ve worked with Emily before and noticed mayor improvements. I was very happy I got matched with her, she really understood my situation and issues and was a great help.
Emily has been outstanding and is a very compassionate and understanding Therapist and person, I am so glad to be paired with her because each time that I speak with her I get a better sense of which direction to follow in order to make better changes to my life.
Couple sessions in and am impressed. An upgrade from my therapist before I was on Betterhelp.
Emily has been a true Godsend! She’s shown more expertise and understanding of what would be helpful for me than any other therapist in my life! She is kind, compassionate, yet also helps me see the value in doing the hard work. Her insights and suggestions have been invaluable! I’ve grown so much in so many ways since connecting with Emily. She responds in a very timely manner, and I truly feel cared about and supported. She takes a genuine interest in my life and remembers the details I share. The Friday stories are a great addition, too—thought provoking and helpful.
So far my interactions with Emily have been very positive. She is very intuitive, able to pick up on things even when I feel like I might not be expressing myself well. She seems to have lots of experience in dealing with my concerns. She is very easy to understand and provides excellent feedback.
I have been working with Emily Gutierrez for a couple weeks now, and I really feel like she understands me already, and is doing really well trying to get to know me and understand the multiple things I’m dealing with. I feel like our progress is on the right track, and I always look forward to reading her responses. I feel connected even though we have only been communicating through messaging.
Emily is extremely attentive and very easy to open up to. I’ve been to a lot of therapists/counsellors and I’ve never had someone as easy to talk to as Emily
She’s great! Understanding and patient and talking with her boosts my confidence a bit.
Emily is really helpful and insightful and I have felt really heard during sessions with her.
Emily is very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. When we have our live chat sessions, I always feel a weird sense of peace and calm. It feels good to talk to her and I look forward to our chats every week!
So far working with Emily in just the short time we have had together shes really changing my life. Shes helping me understand things in a way i never thought possible..that maybe things can get better! I have faith that working with Emily is going to help get me back on the track i should be and living the quiet life i crave :)
I love Emily with all my heart, she has helped me gain in confidence in myself and learn different ways of tackling my crazy thoughts, she has empowered me so much over the past few months and I am forever grateful!!
I am so glad that I was paired with Emily, it was a perfect match for me. I can tell she dedicates time and effort into everything she writes for me, tailoring it to my needs, she has a bubbly, bright personality and my spirits are lifted after every conversation.
Emily is a wonderful counselor. She has helped me create boundaries to follow in my life to keep my mental health in a great place. I learn something from Emily each time she sends me a message!
I haven’t been working with Emily Gutierrez for too long but I’m really happy I switched counselors and got her. She’s been hitting all of my concerns spot on. I really appreciate her awareness and timely responses.
It hasn't been long that I've been working with Emily, but already she has made me feel understood. I am excited to continue working with her, I am very grateful we were matched! The weekly short stories/ thinking topics, shows me that she cares very much about the people she works with and wants to better peoples mindsets in any way she can. Truly a remarkable therapist.
A lovely and professional counselor who not only gives practical ways to improve mental health but genuinely listens and cares for your well-being. She comments on both your personal concerns and also those which she has encouraged you to think about in that particular week. I have nothing bad to say about my experience, I have seen a big change in my mental state and the ways I perceive situations around me.
Emily is great. There's always some anxiety when an email comes through but when I open it, it's like a weight lifted off my shoulder.
Emily has helped me understand how my thoughts work and what I can do to mentally prepare for my emotions. I have felt way less anxiety since messaging with her.
Emily really helps me reflect upon my own thought processes and I feel like I've been making a lot of progress.
Emily really took the time to read and truly try to understand my story. Thank you.
Frankly, I'm really impressed with the betterhelp service so far. I wasn't expecting it to be such a long term thing, but I feel no desire at all to leave online counselling just yet.
I really like Emily. She's friendly and attentive, and is a great help when it comes to dealing with a lot of different issues. I like how personable she is; it doesn't feel like I'm talking to someone who's trying to categorise my issues to a textbook, but someone with thoughts and feelings and an intent to help me make some changes.
The response times are always quick, and I like how she remembers specific details of things you've said in the past, it helps with trying to understand the current problems and how they connect, and therefore how you can go about fixing them.
I am completely comfortable to share, and don't feel like I have to edit anything; she's completely non-judgemental, and extremely empathetic.
I think that that is sometimes a quality lost in people in the profession, sometimes the professional psychology can get in the way of understanding the human experiences behind these problems, but Emily just feels like another person to talk to. She's clearly very educated in an abundance of issues; which is helpful when so many different things can make up a problem, but manages to help in a very human way. I don't feel like another textbook case, and I feel genuinely supported.
Online counselling has been a huge help, and I would completely recommend Emily Gutierrez.
Emily is very understanding. She listens and answers (in time) with expertise. I learned a lot from her and I trust her. I was also surprised that by only messaging you could get so much help.
Emily is wonderful, she listens and responds with stories and response which are really helping me at the moment in my life. I enjoy seeing what she will post next and know I can be very honest. I do not feel judged, I just feel listened to and supported.
I've been talking with Emily for a short time, but I feel like I'm learning so much about myself already. I never feel like I need to keep anything from her or that she isn't listening to me and my concerns.
Emily is an amazingly warm and kind counsellor! She keeps track of the details of things that I share, even over many sessions. I always feel like I am being listened to. She is non-judgemental and has shared a variety of different techniques and strategies to help me reach my goals.
Emily Gutierrez is clearly a very skilled professional. I trust her and I haven't even met her. She makes me feel heard and checks me kindly using the worksheets that she prescribes at just the right time in the conversation. Emily is kind without pandering and consistent in her communication and checking her understanding. I wish I had discovered Emily before now.
Emily has been amazing to me. She pays attention to all my concerns. I feel like I can talk to her about anything without any judgment. Her way of explaining things is very effective.
I'm really happy with my experience with Emily Gutierrez so far. I feel heard and respected but not coddled. She provides things I can work on that help clarify and organize thoughts and feelings I have. I feel like I am accomplishing something everytime we message. I don't ever feel like I am getting a canned response, or being patronized. It's been a positive and rewarding experience so far.
It starts slow but she listens to me and give me lots of activities and has developped tools to analyse them and was spot on in helping me know myself better.
Emily helped me deal with a mild case of PTSD following a traumatic start to the year. She was a great help in guiding towards regaining control over my life, and enabling me to get back to the old me.
Thank you Emily! I wish you all the best for the future.
Really understanding, takes time to get to the issues and great suggestions
Emily is amazing. In the few sessions we have had she has hit every nail on the head. She gives me great feedback and challenges me! I am happy with our connection so far!
Emily makes me feel heard and validated, which is very important to me. I really enjoy our conversations both live and just throughout the week. The thoughts she provokes in our talks are insightful and help me better understand what I feel and why I feel it. I'm very appreciative of her help.
Emily makes me feel very comfortable. She is also very good at consistantly and quickly communcating with me.
I've really enjoyed this experience with better help and Emily has been very patient with me on figuring me out and finding the best solutions for me. Ive never went to therapy and I can really sense how much this has really helped me.
Emily is thoughtful and listens carefully to your concerns and goals. She gives a new perspective and helps you to see all sides of a situation.
Only had one live session but Emily takes time to message you when she can and feel as though she looks at you as individual and speaks the truth.
Can’t wait to continue speaking to her over next few weeks.