Hi, my name is Stephanie Gutierrez. I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the state of Florida working at Renew Counseling and I believe through the therapeutic process you can find healing. I received my Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University and my Bachelors of Arts in Religious and Cultural Studies from the University of Central Florida.
Life can be dysfunctional and although many of us learn how to function in this dysfunction there are times where it may become too much to walk in alone. Your life seems filled with constant thoughts of “I should have: said that differently, told them how I felt, spoke up for myself”. You struggle with fears of judgment and expectations. Somedays it may seem like an impossible mission to get out of bed, shower, feed yourself or socialize with others. You struggle with persistent irrational thoughts that you are aware of but can’t seem to make them stop.
You want to feel heard and understood. You want to be able to communicate your thoughts and emotions without rehearsing everything you say before you say it. You want to feel well so you can take care of yourself. You want to be living instead of just existing. Together we can get you there.
I work with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders and multicultural issues. I use an integrative approach to therapy by combining experiential and expressive therapies. Our practice believes in providing excellent counseling at an affordable rate. I am committed to walking with you regardless of what your pain may look like.
Although counseling is a difficult process it is so rewarding! I like to say people are more investing in maintaining their level of dysfunction more than change but when we agree to start the counseling process we are commiting to saying yes to change. I enjoy walking along individuals, families and couples as they confront this change and agree to commit to a healthier lifestyle for themselves.
Stephanie is a true professional with wisdom beyond her years. Not only did I feel like I was in good hands, but I have results to confirm. I recommend Stephanie for your counsel and for your health.