Maried Gutierrez, LMHC-QS, MCAP, SAP

Founder of Ancora Counseling and Lead Therapist.

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 Maried Gutierrez, LMHC, MCAP

Exceeding Expectations One Patient at a Time

Maried Gutierrez created Ancora Counseling and Services in 2019 as an individual business and it was renamed in 2022.

This was a result of a vision to build an agency strategically designed to specialize in a passion she has developed throughout her professional career; an agency enthusiastic about the opportunity to support, educate, and encourage individuals, adolescents, and couples.


Maried draws on her experience in varied community and clinical settings to understand no single approach will work for all, and she is dedicated to fostering a path toward wellness and an acceptance of oneself through healthy perceptions.

Prior to being a therapist Maried worked as a case manager with the homeless population, child protective investigator, and foster care worker.


As a mental health therapist, she worked in various community mental health settings working with adults, couples, children, and adolescents. 


In addition as a therapist, she obtained 5 years of experience working with substance abuse and addictions in settings such as detox facilities and residential treatment programs. For 2 years she worked as a discharge planner for a mental health psychiatry unit. 

All this work and experiences have created the opportunity to learn about the vital connection between physical, emotional, and mental health and deepened Maried's desire to foster an ability in her clients to see themselves as a whole, in a safe, supportive, environment. 

Graduation Caps

University of Puerto Rico, Carolina

Associate Degree in Adaptive PE

University of Puerto Rico, Carolina

Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Minor in Forensic Psychology.

Troy University

Masters Degree in Counseling & Psychology.