New Leaf Clinic Directors

Daniel GutierrezFaculty Director: Daniel Gutierrez, Ph.D., LPC, LMHC (FL), NCC

Daniel Gutierrez is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Department at William & Mary. He has extensive experience in the fields of addictions and mental health counseling, with an emphasis on developing services for underserved and vulnerable populations. He serves as the coordinator of the Addictions Counseling emphasis for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and as the faculty director of the New Leaf Clinic.

Dr. GressardFounding Faculty Director: Charles F. Gressard, Ph.D., LPC, LSATP, LMFT

Charles F. Gressard is the Chancellor Professor in the Counseling Department at William & Mary. He has over 40 years of experience in the field of addictions counseling and counselor education. In 1993, Dr. Gressard came to William & Mary where he developed the Addictions Counseling emphasis for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's program and directed the William & Mary Addictions Clinic for seven years.

Clay MartinDoctoral Student Co-Director: Clay Martin, M.S., NCC, LAPC

Clay is a second year doctoral student in the Counselor Education program. After receiving a BA in Drama from the University of Georgia in 2001, Clay enjoyed an eight year career as an actor and playwright in his native city of Atlanta. Clay received his Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Soon afterwards, he went to work as an in-home family therapist in Fort Lauderdale. Clay also has extensive experience in the field of substance abuse, and has worked as a counselor in the Young Adults Program at Talbott Recovery in Atlanta. Clay’s research interests include postmodern apporaches to counseling, strengths-based counseling, and creative approaches to counseling. He has also presented at several annual conventions of the American Counseling Association.

Victor TuazonDoctoral Student Co-Director: Victor E. Tuazon, M.A., LPC, NCC

Victor is a doctoral candidate (Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision) at William & Mary and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. He received his B.S. in Psychology (minor in family studies) from James Madison University and his M.A. in Counseling from Regent University. His clinical and research interests include international counseling, trauma, addictions, and grief/loss. Victor's clinical experiences include addictions counseling, international trauma counseling, family counseling, couples counseling, intensive in-home counseling and therapeutic day treatment with at-risk youth and their families, non-profit outpatient counseling, mandated group counseling with domestic violence perpetrators and shoplifters, mandated and voluntary anger management group counseling for youth and adults, re-entry programs for the incarcerated, and working as a school counselor intern at an elementary and middle school.


Brittany SesekClinical Services & Research Coordinator: Brittany Sesek

Brittany Sesek is a second year Master's student in the Clinical Mental Health & Addictions Counseling program. She is a Hampton native who earned her B.S. in Psychology at Old Dominion University. Her counseling interests include treating those with substance abuse issues. She is excited to be a part of William and Mary and pursue this opportunity with other like minded individuals.