Gemma graduated from Duquesne University with a Masters of Education in Counseling degree. She is a licensed professional counselor and certified alcohol and drug counselor with over eight years of experience working in the fields of drug and alcohol addiction and mental health. Gemma has worked with adults, adolescents, children and families in outpatient, residential and school settings, in addition to the medically-monitored treatment setting.
She has experience working with dually-diagnosed clients dealing with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, and other mental health diagnoses. She also has experience in crisis intervention. Her objective is to help clients identify and achieve their goals for recovery and daily living.
Gemma feels that every client has the ability to reach their maximum potential and thrive outside of a treatment setting. She believes in a person-centered approach to treatment and utilizes multiple modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy and Family Systems Theory.