Associate Clinical Social Worker, 100222
Hello, my name is Noe Gutierrez and I have actively worked in the Coachella Valley for over 30 years in the helping professions with experience working for Eisenhower Medical Center as a Medical Social Worker and Riverside University Health System Behavioral Health as a Behavioral Health Specialist III/Prevention Specialist. I have extensive knowledge providing intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to multiple populations including veterans, children, adolescents, college-age individuals, adults, and mature adults across numerous modalities including the hospital, inpatient psychiatric, adult detention center, and outpatient settings. In many instances I was responsible for meeting the more complex psychiatric, social, medical, and financial needs of individuals and their families. I strongly believe that permanent positive change comes from modifying our core beliefs for the better. Our core beliefs function as a lens through which we see every life experience and they can determine automatic thoughts about the most fundamental ideas about ourselves, others, and the world.
CBT has been demonstrated to be effective in a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and substance use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Its purpose is to help change thinking patterns in individuals, consequently changing their behavioral patterns. There is some consideration of a person’s past experiences and history, but the focus is primarily to address forging ahead in time to develop more effective ways of coping with life’s stressors.
I am also an Ordained Minister who is capable of integrating traditional talk therapy methodologies with faith-based belief practices by incorporating theological concepts. I use this approach to focus on the navigation of spiritual concerns and everyday life struggles encountered by individuals, couples and families.
I received my Master of Social Work degree from California State University San Bernardino, I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II through the California Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals.
I look forward to continuing providing high quality behavioral health services to individuals of all ages and their families in the Coachella Valley, High Desert and, through our telehealth option, all residents of California.
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II-CA
Noe Gutierrez is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II through the California Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals and his previous experience includes 28 years of experience working for the Riverside University Health System Behavioral Health as a Behavioral Health Specialist III/Prevention Specialist. He has experience facilitating intensive cognitive behavioral treatment to individuals in an outpatient setting through individual, family and group counseling.
He has provided screening and services to participants through the Individualized Prevention Services Program and has previously completed assessments and evaluations for the Superior Court of California, provided crisis intervention and psychosocial support, and worked in conjunction with a multi-agency collaborative that includes probation, parole, Department of Public Social Services and contracted agencies.
His extensive experience has been gained through providing services to veterans, adolescents, college-age individuals, adults and older adults with substance abuse disorders and/or a mental illness in settings including: county correctional facility, narcotic treatment program, outpatient, in-patient psychiatric facilities, and transitional living.
In many of these instances he has been asked to perform the more difficult counseling and evaluation of clients.
His knowledge of the criminal justice system is comprehensive and his positive interpersonal skills have played an integral role in working with numerous treatment, criminal justice, and legal professionals.
Credential Number Aii059930618