New Leaf Clinic Directors

Daniel Gutierrez
Faculty 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. Gressard 
Founding 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.

Doctoral Student Co-Director: Alex Hilert, M.Ed.

Alex Hilert is a third year doctoral student (Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision). Alex earned his Master’s degree in counseling at George Mason University in Fall 2014. While in the master’s program, he interned at a crisis stabilization program for adolescents with mental health and co-occurring substance abuse disorders and at a men’s residential substance abuse treatment center. After graduating, he worked for six months as a home-based counselor working with children and adolescents. Alex is excited to offer counseling services in the New Leaf clinic. He seeks to provide an atmosphere of trust, mutual respect, and support to clients in order to assist them in their paths of growth and healing. 


Doctoral Student Co-Director: Nathaniel Mason, M.Ed.

Nathaniel Mason is a second-year doctoral student in the Counselor Education & Supervision program. Nathaniel earned his Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health and Addictions Counseling from William & Mary in 2018. This is his 4th year being involved with New Leaf and he is so excited to be a student director and give back to new interns beginning their journeys as counselors! Nathaniel has interned at outpatient treatment centers and provided therapy for clients that struggle with substance-use and other co-morbid disorders. He is currently a resident at a local private practice, working with a variety of clients from all backgrounds and clinical needs. His research interests include finding evidence-based approaches for LGBTQ+ individuals in recovery, community participation in the form of social supports, and how spirituality and meaning-making enhances clients' lives.

Clinical Services & Research Coordinator: Allison Dukes

Allison is a second-year Master's student in the Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling program at William & Mary. She graduated in 2018 from the Pennsylvania State University with her B.S. in Psychology; there, she did research with Dr. Castonguay's lab regarding the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH), a Practice-Research-Network encompassing over 500 colleges across the country. She completed her practicum experience at New Leaf, where she worked with Six Sessions clients and co-facilitated a substance use group for female inmates. Allison is interested in learning more about trauma-informed care, families struggling with addiction, and working with LGBTQ+ populations.