Hi, my name is Jocelyn Gutowski and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field and eight years providing psychotherapy. I have experience in different settings such as community mental health, school systems, and advocacy centers working with- children, adolescents, and adults. I am an EMDR certified clinician and specialize in treating clients who have experienced complex trauma.
I have a client centered approach to therapy, and I focus on collaborating with clients to find the best treatment. I use a strength-based trauma informed approach and feel that an important indicator of success in therapy is the client/ therapist relationship. I am friendly, open, patient, and understanding. I focus on making sure you feel heard, validated, and respected. I will meet you where you are in your journey and help you take gentle, meaningful steps forward. My Favorite part about the work I do is to see people make positive changes right before my eyes!
I hold a Master's Degree in Social Work and a Certificate in Military Social Work from University in Missouri, and two Bachelor's Degrees from the University of Hawaii; one in psychology and the other in sociology.
When I’m not working, I enjoy travel, outdoor activities, yoga, and spending time with my family. I’m married to a retired disabled veteran and have 4 children ages ranging between 9-21.
It takes courage to seek help and take steps to change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Domestic Violence, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
MO LCSW 2018001003