Hey, I'm StephanIE!

Stephanie Gutierrez, Senior Counselor Intern Supervisor: Cori Hill, LPC, LMFT


Bilingual - English and Spanish

  • Who I Am

    I'm a Puerto Rican, East Coast girl (born in Bronx, NY and raised in Philadelphia) but now live in El Paso with my husband and our blended family of six! I'm a military vet, and I love to travel and spend quality time with my family. I also enjoy staying active in and out of the gym and I rarely pass up the opportunity for some retail therapy!

  • What I Do

    I'm currently completing my degree, but don't let that scare you! As a newer counselor, I bring to sessions the latest research and methods as well as a fresh approach and eagerness to help. I'm especially passionate about working with women, women in the military, couples, and people navigating trauma or life transitions (divorce, moving, etc.). My supervisor calls me "the confidence coach" because I hype my clients into remembering just how awesome, capable, and resilient they are. By the way, I can do all of this in English or Spanish!

  • Why I Do It

    I know from my own experience how much counseling can help you navigate and cope with challenging seasons in your life. I'm excited to help others experience the support and healing I have.


Selecting the right therapist is important and we know it. Here's a bit about my vibe.


No matter how dark your season or situation feels, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Though the journey toward healing can seem daunting at times, it’s worth it, and YOU’RE worth it. Even when you don't see a path forward, I will help you find hope.


Effective therapy requires accountability. I don’t believe in sugar-coating anything, so I’ll never beat around the bush. But I also believe there are effective, empathetic ways to communicate. I’ll ask the tough questions, but I will always do so with compassion.


I believe in you. I truly want to help you navigate whatever you’re facing. My hope is to encourage and empower you with the confidence and new skills necessary to walk your path boldly and happily. This isn't just a career for me--it's a passion, and I'm excited to see you win.


Below are the services I offer at Chill Counseling. If you think I'd be a fit for something you don't see below, please reach out! If I can't do it, we may know someone who can!


Your investment is $85 for 50 minute sessions.
If you have BCBS, Aetna, or United Healthcare insurance, you may be eligible for a reduced rate as low as $30.
(This is available only for individual therapy and not for relationship therapy.)

We offer a limited number of reduced investment spots for clients with financial need.


I am qualified to counsel on a variety of challenges. Below are just a few areas I help clients with most.


Whether lifelong or a recent experience, this may look like worrying a lot, struggling with intrusive thoughts, and/or often feeling restless.


Our experiences often impact how we feel about ourselves. Whether we get the negative messaging from the world or our own thoughts, counseling can help us build confidence.

Life Transitions

Things change We are always moving from where we've been to where we are going. Those shifts often present unique challenges your therapist can help you navigate.

Stress Management

Stress is your physiological response to the demands of life. Too much stress create significant problems for your health. Counseling can help you reduce or better manage it.


Just a little bit more about my professional background


Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling,
Northwestern University
in progress


Counselor Intern, practicing under the supervision and license of Cori Hill, LPC (#79907), LMFT (#203401)

Trainings and Certifications

Transforming Trauma with Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Ready to get started? You can book your first appointment now or request a free 15-minute consultation if you're still unsure.