Mara Gutierrez is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker located in Washington DC. Mara is passionate about helping individuals explore their emotional pain as a way of finding a greater, more meaningful connection with themselves. Many of her clients are INFJ personality types, empaths, and highly-sensitive people who feel deeply and often try to overthink their way out of those intense emotions. She brings a multicultural and inclusive approach to helping clients get in touch with their most authentic, confident, and compassionate Self.
In sessions, Mara guides her clients to explore different parts of themselves and understand the valuable role they have played in ensuring safety and protection. She encourages clients to find insight into their minds and supplements this insight with breathwork. The breathwork sessions help clients embody the inner awareness gained during more traditional IFS therapy sessions. By paying attention to discomfort and discovering the root causes of symptoms, Mara supports clients achieve a better emotional, physical, spiritual, and relationship health.
Mara earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida International University. She has additional certification in Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Breathwork Healing, and Jungian Sandtray Therapy. Her intentional, reflective approach to therapy leaves clients feeling more in-touch with their minds and bodies and empowers them to move past their emotional pain.
Highly Sensitive People - Exploring ways to navigate life as a highly sensitive person; feelings of overwhelm, loneliness, and inadequacy.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Mara Gutierrez is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 5 years
The Healing Exhale - Private Practice, Owner/Therapist, 2019 - Present
Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, Therapist, 2018 - 2021
IFS Institute, IFS Level 1 Practitioner , 2021
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), MDMA Therapy Training, 2021
Washington DC: LC50082582