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Sandra Gutiérrez

Founder/Ph.D., LCSW

EMDRIA Certified Clinician & Approved Consultant
NM Social Work Board Approved Supervisor
CST (Certified Sex Therapist)
Reiki Master & Teacher
Doctoral Candidate of Ed.D. in Learning & Leadership; Specialization in Health Care Administration, Aspen University, Denver, CO
Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology
Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, West Palm Beach, FL

DSW Completed Coursework from New York University, New York City, NY

Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Minor in Management from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
School Social Work Certification from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Dual Bachelor’s: Criminal Justice & Foreign Languages, Spanish Specialization from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

About Sandra

“I believe in empowering individuals and communities. I love the sacredness of the therapy room and believe in treating the root of the problem versus solely treating the symptoms. I also believe that not being okay IS an okay process to go through.”

Sandra is the founder and owner of Strength and Hope Therapy Center, LLC. She founded the practice as a way to bridge the wide service gap of qualitative mental health services that exists in our community. Sandra is well-aware that rural communities are often at a disadvantage in the type and quality of services they receive. Sandra wanted to shift this by allowing under-served communities to access the care they need and deserve regardless of their financial situation. Sandra is motivated to create a practice model that centers around the patient needs versus prioritizing any business model. Therefore, the essence of Strength and Hope Therapy Center, LLC is and will remain serving patients with the utmost quality; allowing for the preservation and promotion of dignity and respect of ALL individuals.

Sandra’s Clinical Profile

“I am an EMDR Consultant and I approach treatment from a holistic perspective. I am bilingual and fluid in both English and Spanish. I believe in treating the root of the presenting problem versus solely treating the symptoms. I enjoy supporting patients through their journey of breaking patterns that no longer serve them. My goal is to move patients from a life of survival to one of thriving; giving patients a chance to live a more fulfilling life."

EMDR is the primary treatment modality I use (yet my overall approach is eclectic (diverse)). I do so because it works!! EMDR is much more than the reprocessing and desensitization stages. However, EMDR is most known for these two processes. EMDR can clear irrational thought patterns, as well disturbing emotions, sensations, and disturbing images. It can be applied to a variety of issues or responses; including but not limited to trauma.

I aim to support you find a glimpse of hope and relief even when life seems chaotic. I want you to know you are not alone in your situation and that reaching out for support IS an okay thing to do; that NOT BEING OKAY IS OKAY. In my practice you will be treated as an individual deserving of respect and empathy regardless of the issue and/or symptoms presented.”

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