My name is Priscilla María Gutiérrez and I am a Keynote Speaker, Certified Trauma-Informed Life Coach, and trauma survivor who empowers others to become cycle breakers. I am also a certified speaker for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University (cum laude) and a Juris Doctor degree from UC Irvine School of Law.
My life purpose is to help others heal from trauma, overcome limiting beliefs, and create their ideal lives. As a sober, bisexual Latina woman with diagnosed mental illness, I show up authentically to exemplify that recovery and healing are very possible.
• Work as a Thrive Coach for the Reframe App supporting people reducing or quitting drinking.
• Coach students in the DC Futures Program, a scholarship program offered through the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
• Host monthly support group for LGBTQ+ Latinx people for OutCare Health.
• Co-host Tuesday meetings for the Sober Black Girls Club that serve queer BIPOC femmes in recovery.
• Co-faciliated a domestic violence support group as a trained advocate at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility.
• Curated mental health and domestic violence awareness content for a family law firm as a creative and community outreach manager.
• Raised mental health awareness on behalf of NAMI at local schools and community centers as a certified speaker.
• Supported trauma survivors as a law student through the Veterans and Domestic Violence Clinics.
• Wrote op-ed essays for popular online platforms, such as Yahoo!, Blavity, and Nalgona Positivity Pride about mental health and the effects of trauma.
• Provided leadership and secured almost $400,000 in funds through grantwriting for a national mental health organization that serves Black communities.
• Extensive volunteer experience primarily supporting underserved Black and Brown youth and families through academic support and mentorship.