• Bobbi Kyle Gutierrez, AMFT 118315

    Addiction, Anxiety, Couples
    Supervised by Andrea “Ann” Arnold, LMFT 41895

    Using substances has become the only way to find RELIEF from the unbearable stresses in your life. Over time though, that relief has disappeared and now you continue using to feel normal. It seems like a never ending ride you can’t exit. You feel worried, fearful, & alone. You can’t bear asking for help… “What will they say? Will they judge me? Will I lose my job? “Will my partner leave me if they find out?”

    I am here to tell you, you are not alone in this! Freedom from substances is possible through effective counseling aimed at discovering the underlying reasons for use, fostering meaningful connections, unearthing your purpose in life, & becoming unstuck from harmful patterns. ​I provide addiction counseling for individuals & couples. Recovery is possible.

    Couples recovery counseling may include learning about what addiction is, helping each other understand how to respond to relapse, how to support one another on their recovery journey, how to discuss triggers and develop coping tools, and most importantly regain trust.

    Certifications and Trainings

    I have a special interest in working with adults, couples, & families who have been impacted by substance use and dual diagnosis. For the last 5 years, I have worked as a substance use counselor & a mental health therapist providing individual and group therapy to adults suffering from substance use disorders & other mental health challenges. ​Additionally, I have worked with couples & family members whose loved one has struggled with a substance use disorder.​

    • Substance Use & Dual diagnosis
    • Relationships
    • Trauma
    • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
    • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
    • Level 1 Gottman Training
    What do you like about being a therapist?

    What a tough question to answer without being cheesy, but if I had to pick my favorite thing I would say it’s the relationship built between therapist and client. The relationship built between therapist and client is none like any other relationship we have in our lives. It’s truly unique.

    What is the best advice you have been given?

    “It’s okay to have mediocre days.”