Coral Gutierrez, Individual, Couples & Family Therapy Graduate Intern

Coral is supervised by Daniel Brake, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Supervisor (LMFT-S)

Coral is a Daybreak University Graduate Intern earning her master’s degree in counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. She works with individuals, couples, and families, including teens and young adults. She is originally from Puerto Rico and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Coral’s mentor describes her as a naturally gifted therapist with a deeply intuitive side.  She has a lifelong passion for helping and healing.  Her first career was in business management, so she also works very well with executives and C-Suite professionals.

She currently has a few openings available.  She also has limited sliding scale opportunities for those facing financial challenges.  Text Coral directly for new client consultations.

Coral Gutierrez

Who She Can Help

Coral enjoys helping people rediscover themselves and helping clients work out their challenges in a safe space.  

Some of the areas Coral can help with are:

  • Accessing your intuition
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Bariatric transitions
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career counseling
  • Communication issues
  • Death, grief, and loss
  • Eating disorders
  • LGBTQIA individuals, couples, and families
  • Life goals / Goal setting
  • Life Transitions
  • Overcoming fear and struggles
  • Relationship /Family issues (separation/ divorce)
  • Self-esteem / Confidence Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Sports performance
  • Stress management
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Work stress and challenges

Her Approach

Coral’s approach comes from a Solution-focused brief therapy perspective.  Solution-focused therapy is a goal-directed collaborative approach which incorporates positive psychology principles and practices, and helps clients evolve by constructing new solutions rather than focusing on their problems

Though she is a structured therapist, she has experience with Narrative Therapy  which is a form of counseling that helps clients externalize their problems which allows distance from their issues.  With their new perspective, individuals feel more empowered to make changes in their thought patterns and behavior and “rewrite” their life story for a future that reflects who they are, what they are capable of, and what their purpose is, separate from their problems. Coral is also trained in Imago Relationship Therapy and Gottman Couples Counseling principles.

Coral’s Background

During the COVID lockdown, Coral decided to act on her lifelong interest in psychology and mental health and began her journey to become a Marriage and Family Therapist.

She is passionate about helping clients face their challenges and process the old experiences that may be getting in their way.  Therapy and healing have been a big part of her life and she enjoys sharing in her clients healing journeys and guiding them along their path.

This is Coral’s second career.  She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has a long-standing successful track record in business and logistics.  So, she adds another dimension of understanding when working with executives and C-Suite professionals in therapy.

To schedule a consult, text Coral at (512) 574-9144.

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