Elizabeth Johnson-Gutierrez, “Beth”, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She joined Mindful Behavioral Health (MBH) in 2015. Her primary responsibilities at MBH are to provide individual and family therapy for clients receiving treatment from various psychiatrists in the office. She also assists Dr. Gretchen Garcia in seeing patients initially to complete their initial psychiatric assessment.
Elizabeth has the unique ability to connect with patients using her down to earth, collaborative, and empathetic approach to help clients feel hopeful again. Using clinically recognized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she helps teach her clients to modify their thoughts and behaviors and use mindfulness to bring about positive changes and to help tackle life’s most difficult challenges successfully. Her professional areas of interest are the treatment of mental health issues, particularly mood and anxiety disorders, in women and the young adult population. She and Dr. Garcia, have worked to establish a practice dedicated to providing individualized, state-of-the-art mental health care in a warm and professional atmosphere.
Prior to joining Mindful Behavioral Health (MBH), Elizabeth served as the family therapist as well as a group and individual therapist at Family Behavioral Center in Delray Beach, FL. Family Behavioral Health was a Partial Hospitalization Program/Intensive Outpatient Program that specialized primarily in mental health issues but also provided treatment for substance abuse and eating disorders. In 2013, Dr. Gretchen Garcia became the Medical Director for Family Behavioral Health and their professional relationship began. In 2015, when Dr. Garcia decided to focus her efforts on working at her outpatient group practice, MBH, Elizabeth decided to join her and the MBH team.
Elizabeth graduated with honors and earned her Master’s of Education degree in Counselor Education with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa and earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the state of Florida. She is a member of the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association.
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