Emily Gutierrez

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Welcome! My name is Emily and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of 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.

SPECIALTIES
Stress, Anxiety
Parenting issues
Relationships
Self esteem
Depression

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


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LPC #5851 (Expires: 2023-02-28)

Other #EL06260 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by S.Y. on May 04, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!

Written by L.I. on May 02, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Emily is the best counselor I have ever interacted with! She offers helpful suggestions and comes up with all sorts of extras that apply to me. Her comments are meaningful and genuine. I've has more "ah ha!" moments in my first week of counseling with Emily than I have over decades of counseling with others. I had no idea online counseling could be so effective, and I think Emily is a big part of the reason why!

Written by A.N. on Apr 13, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting issues, and self esteem

Great counselor!

Written by A.N. on Apr 08, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by J.E. on Mar 19, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by R.H. on Mar 08, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.E. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by R.O. on Jan 29, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

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.

Written by C.A. on Jan 29, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Emily really helps me reflect upon my own thought processes and I feel like I've been making a lot of progress.

Written by M.O. on Jan 18, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Emily really took the time to read and truly try to understand my story. Thank you.

Written by A.L. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Emily for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.E. on Dec 14, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

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.

Written by K.E. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by A.M. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by B.L. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 5 months on issues concerning addictions

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.

Written by H.I. on Nov 16, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

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.

Written by E.L. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Emily is amazing, I’ve never felt so comfortable talking with someone in my life. She is very easy to open up to and makes connections that I never even realized were there! 10/10 would recommend

Written by S.H. on Nov 10, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by B.R. on Nov 09, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.A. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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.

Written by C.H. on Sep 06, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by N.O. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Really understanding, takes time to get to the issues and great suggestions

Written by A.N. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

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!

Written by R.A. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by S.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Emily makes me feel very comfortable. She is also very good at consistantly and quickly communcating with me.

Written by Z.. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by D.O. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

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.

Written by B.E. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem

Emily understands where my problems come from by only listening and asking questions when it took me years to figure it out myself. I do value the support and I feel it is easy to connect and get along with her.

Written by S.O. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.E. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 days on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem

Amazing provider.