Sandra Gutierrez, LCSW


Sandra Gutierrez, LCSW, has a dual Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Spanish from New Mexico State University. She also hold a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and a School Social Work Certification from the State of Michigan. Sandra is bilingual in English and Spanish and has provided services in both language. She is EMDR certified through EMDRIA and is able to treat various disorders such as trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, among other disorders through EMDR.


Sandra has been in practice for 7 years and has served various age groups ranging from 4 years old to the elderly. Sandra takes a strengths' based approach, client-centered approach to treatment and enjoys incorporating an attachment-based treatment modality when necessary. Sandra has served children in school-based settings, teens, young adults, and parents mandated to drug court, individually or group modality.


Sandra has also served as a reflective Supervision to home visitor or promotoras working with pregnant mothers and/or children ages 0-3; aiding home-visitors helping mothers develop a strong mother-child bond. Aside from this, Sandra has provided Clinical Supervision for Masters Level Social Work Students and has also taught clinical focused courses at the local universities under the Social Work Department.

Pearl Trujillo MacDonald, MA, LPCC


Pearl Trujillo MasDonald, MA, LPCC, Has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology from New Mexico State university. She has been a professional clinical mental health counselor for the past 24 years. She has had much experience as a Bilingual (English/Spanish) and Multi-Cultural Counselor. She has worked with children in outpatient programs as well as in home-based services for children with developmental disabilities and provided support for their parents and families. She has been a supervisor for both a children's mental health program and a case management program that provided services for adults. She has also provided services to adults with a variety of issues including mood disorders, grief and loss, severe disabling mental illness, codependency, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, crisis intervention, suicidal ideation and military veteran's issues.


Pearl has conducted groups using the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) Program. Other Groups that she has facilitated include working with teenage girls and monolingual Spanish speaking females. Pearl facilitates adult groups using strategies for living to address the issues of problem solving and coping with changes in life. Additionally she uses behavioral techniques to help parents manage children and teenagers with acting out behaviors. Pearl has been a resident of Las Cruces since 1983 and is aware of the mental health issues for a culturally diverse population.


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120 Wyatt Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88005


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