Nikole Gutierrez, M.Ed., LPC, LCDC, NCC



I began my pathway to becoming a therapist by earning my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice in December 2010. I began my Masters of Education in Counseling and Guidance-Community Counseling track in Spring 2011, and earned my degree in Fall 2014. In January 2017, I received my licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and received my License Chemical Dependency Counselor certification in August 2017. Additionally, I obtained my National Certified Counselor certification in February 2019.

My approach to therapy is that as each individual is unique, counseling techniques and approaches used depend primarily on my clients presenting problem, needs, and goals. The counseling approaches I utilize include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and other evidence-based approaches.

I have experience working with a variety of presenting problems including anger, grief & loss, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, acculturation, adjustment, and abuse. I have experience working with various populations including at risk youth, youth with mental health disorders, undocumented minors, intellectually disabled, and formerly incarcerated individuals.