I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with seven years of experience in providing counseling services. I have worked in different settings to include residential, non-profit agencies, and I am presently dedicated to private practice. My focus consists of working with adults undergoing a variety of hardships that include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, abuse, trauma, relationship issues, family of origin issues, immigration matters, and more. I utilize a person-centered approach that allows me to build a trusting therapeutic relationship through actions of empathy, compassion, and commitment to each individual need. I also include rational emotive behavior therapy to challenge any irrational thoughts or behavior that may be causing limitations to achieve a healthier way of addressing and resolving undesired behavior and or cognition.
I am a Texan native and have worked with populations from diverse backgrounds. I take pride in providing culturally competent services where my focus is to deliver the best practice by treating each person as an individual. In addition, my goal is to focus on each individual's needs and work as a team in order to reach the desired outcome.
I am here to be of support during this important part of your journey of self-fulfillment.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #74310 (Expires: 2022-08-31)
Ms. Gutierrez is the consumate professional, friendly, and I feel confident and trustworthy of her. She listens makes life relevant with her advice. I thank her for the help and better person that I am due to her work. Thank you Ms. Gutierrez.
Melissa really listens to me when I have no one else to talk to. I don't know what I am lack of but it seems as she does. That's why I like talking to her, even when the messages come in a little late sometimes, they brighten me up every time.
Melissa has been caring and kind from the start. Whether I need advice or whether I just need to vent, she understands and supports me.
Thank you so much for helping me get a handle on my issues.