Sarah Maria Gutierrez, MSW, LCSW
Session: Emotional Wellness and the Caregiver: Honoring the Internal Experience
Presenters explore the potential for social workers to create innovative approaches to address the dynamic mental health needs of caregivers, helping them to gain a stronger sense of autonomy over their lives, develop new capacities to regulate intense emotional responses, and explore new possibilities for meaningful social connection and engagement.
Sarah M. Gutierrez, MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist from Rush University Medical Center in the Health & Aging Department. She is dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of Chicago’s most under-served communities through the provision of individual and group psychotherapy services, systems advocacy, community trainings, and intensive case management in both community mental health and hospital settings. Some areas of her clinical focus include caregiver issues, chronic medical illness, and issues that impact LGBTQIA communities.