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Emily Gutierrez, LPC, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

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.

Stress, Anxiety
Parenting issues
Self esteem

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

Professional experience

18yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, ADHD, Attachment 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, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

WI LPC 5851



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.

The light that guided me home.

Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Emily is attentive, kind, and incredibly thoughtful. She really listens and what better trait is there possibly to have in a therapist. Strongly recommend, 10 out of 10.

Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

I have been working with Emily for about a month now and it is really helping me out! Great listener, nice and gives great advice! I highly recommend having her as your therapist

Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Emily is a caring and kind person that relates well to real life experiences. She's a good listener and communicator. She responds in a timely fashion to messages and remembers who I am and what we're talking about from message to message/visit to visit.

Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Working with Emily has helped me start to clear my own mind of issues I didnt even realize where there. Im always looking forward to our next appointment and am always happy too be able to speak more about the things I feel are important.

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Emily is an outstanding therapist. She always goes above and beyond in our chats to understand me better and help me understand myself better.

Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes