Brian Gutierrez, M.S., M.A., BCBA, began his career in psychology in undergraduate school where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Intensive Psychology and Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Passionate about improving the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Brian attained his Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis, a methodology supported by 50 years of research based on principles of learning and motivation, Brian utilizes empirically validated interventions that promote functioning in socially significant areas for people with difficulty adjusting to their environment.
Motivated to further assist individuals deal with mental distress, Brian acquired his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Health Psychology. He has been formally trained to apply Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Psychodiagnostic assessments to treat issues such as Depression, Anxiety, OCD, and a host of other concerns.
Brian has had the opportunity to hone his skills at the Los Angeles LGBT Center where he conducted LGBTQ+ affirming therapy with individuals, couples, and groups through a cognitive-behavioral lens. In addition to his current work at CBT SoCal, Brian is also completing a clinical training position in neuropsychological testing at the Help/UCLA Pediatric Neuropsychology program.
Brian is a Registered Psychological Assistant, supervised by Dr. Martin Hsia and practices in our Glendale office. His pronouns are He/Him/His.