Ms. April Gutierrez, LCSW

Preferred Name: April

Online Therapy

About Me

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker w/ over 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I am currently providing telehealth services from my home office which includes both telephonic and video sessions on a HIPPA compliant platform as well as in person sessions at my office in Santee, CA. My practice specialties include treating depression, anxiety, panic disorders and tough life transitions as well post-traumatic stress disorders. My therapy style is eclectic as I use modalities such as EMDR, CBT, Trauma Focused CBT, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, as well as relaxation/breath work/ guided imagery/mindfulness. My goal is to assist you in learning how to cope with what life throws your way, and to support children and adults heal from trauma and cope w/ major life transitions that trigger depression and anxiety. On your initial session I like to take the opportunity to get to know you, your symptoms and concerns, as well as your goals for therapy, or we can partner to identify your goals together. I provide a warm and accepting space for you to express yourself.

Education & Experience

I received my master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University in 2012 and I have worked with children, adults, and families in Community Mental Health Setting in both Riverside County and San Diego County.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

In process w/ Blue Cross, Aetna, ComPsych, Magellan, TRICARE