Dumayi Gutierrez, MA-MFT, is a couple and family therapy doctoral candidate from the University of Iowa, one of the top research universities in the nation. During her time in Iowa, Dumayi served as clinical coordinator for the LGBTQ Counseling Clinic, trained in multiple clinical settings and worked with a multitude of LGBTQ clients, couples and families. She has published and presented on sexual and gender minority stress, intersectionality of self and family systems, couple support systems and resiliencies of Latinx LGBTQ individuals. From her extensive work with social justice and marginalized communities, Dumayi was awarded the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship and the Family Process Institute New Writer’s Fellowship.
Dumayi uses a narrative, experiential, and feminist stance with her clients, utilizing techniques of advocacy and empowerment. A passionate Latinx intersectionalist, Dumayi combines her research and clinical skills to revolutionize cultural minority stress models and contributes to cultural competency education within the couple and family therapy field.