Daniel Gutierrez

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Office: 3070
Phone: (757) 221-1824
Email: [[dgutierrez]]
Areas of Expertise: Addictions Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Theories and Techniques, Spirituality, Meditation, Client Outcome Research, Latino Mental Health Concerns and Health Disparities


Daniel Gutierrez is an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education program at William & Mary, the coordinator of the addictions emphasis for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, and the faculty director of the New Leaf Clinic.

Prior to W&M, he served as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in the department of counseling for three years. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina, Florida, and Virginia with experience working in outpatient addiction settings, community counseling clinics, behavioral hospitals and private practice. His clinical interests include working with underserved and vulnerable populations struggling with addiction and other mental health concerns.

In terms of research, Dr. Gutierrez focuses on two principal areas: the application and development of strength-based counseling theories and techniques, and the influence of spirituality and spiritual practices on mental health, wellness, and psychological transformation. An underlying contextual theme of his research is developing participatory action research approaches for improving the mental health of vulnerable populations through community partnerships and community-based programming.

Dr. Gutierrez has presented his work at national, international, regional, and state conferences, and has published in a variety of peer-reviewed national journals. He now serves on the editorial review boards for the Journal of Counseling and Development, Counselor Education and Supervision, Counseling and Values, the Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling, Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, and the Journal of Family Psychology. His is also a member of the executive board of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association.


Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Central Florida, 2014 
M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, University of Central Florida, 2009 
B.A. in Psychology, University of Central Florida, 2005

Selected Publications

Gutierrez, D., Fox, J., Jones, K., & Fallon, E. (2018). The treatment planning of experienced counselors: A qualitative examination. Journal of Counseling and Development. 96, 86-95. DOI: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2014.00000.x

Gutierrez, D., Mullen, P. R. , & Fox J. D. (2017). Exploring emotional intelligence among master's level counseling trainees. Counselor Education and Supervision. 56, 19-32. doi: 10.1002/ceas.12057.

Gutierrez, D., Carlson, R., Daire, A. P., & Young, M. E. (2017). Evaluating treatment
outcomes using the integrative model for brief couples counseling. The Family Journal, 25, 5-12. doi:10.1177/1066480716678619.

Gutierrez, D., Conley, A. H., & Young, M.E. (2016). The effect of jyoti meditation on
student counselors' stress and emotional intelligence: A randomized controlled trial.
Counselor Education and Supervision. 55, 109-121.

Gutierrez, D., Barden, S.M., Gonzalez, J., & Ali, S. (2016). Perspectiva masculina: An exploration of intimate partners of Latina breast cancer survivors. The Family Journal. 24, 222-229. doi: 10.1177/1066480716648690

Gutierrez, D., & Mullen, P.R. (2016). Emotional intelligence and the counselor:
Examining the contribution of trait emotional intelligence to counselor burnout. Journal
of Mental Health Counseling. 38, 187-200.

Gutierrez, D., Fox, J. D., & Wood, A. W. (2015). Center, light, and sound: The psychological
benefits of three distinct meditation practices. Counseling and Values, 60, 234-247. doi:

Download full CV.