M. Gabriela Hurtado Alvarado, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist


Director of Clinical Services and Networking

Pronouns (she/hers/ella)

When we experience intense emotions that result from life stress, transitions, or past experiences, it can be difficult to feel hope. We might feel stuck as if we have always felt this way. You do not have to do this alone. I work together with my clients in re-connecting with their strengths and building a strong positive relationship with themselves.

The journey to healing is unique to everyone. Understanding the story of my clients and how they view the world around them is vital. I work with my clients to create a safe space to better understand themselves and build a life that is fulfilling.

As a bilingual/bicultural Latina psychologist, I am deeply committed to providing treatment and assessment to individuals with diverse identities. I am able to provide these services in English and Spanish.

I specialize in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, and suicidality, and have experience providing care at various levels, including residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings.

Email: ghurtado@pricklypeartherapy.com

Dr. Hurtado is not currently taking any new clients.