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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. She feels that every client has the ability to reach their maximum potential and thrive outside of a treatment setting. Gemma 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.More
Carrie graduated from Mercyhurst University with bachelor’s degrees in art therapy and psychology. She went on to receive her master’s degree at Vermont College of Norwich University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Art Therapist who has facilitated therapy with special emphasis on utilizing the creative arts for growth and healing. Carrie has worked over the last 25 years with multiple populations including dual diagnosed adults and adolescents, families and children. Carrie encourages the client to establish their own goals and addresses the treatment needs of those struggling with depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, trauma, anger, relational, personality, and family difficulties. Her approach is strength-based and supportive, reinforcing positive strategies to cope and solve problems while working towards sustaining recovery. Carrie utilizes evidenced-based practices including the Expressive arts, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment-based, Trauma Focused, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Relational. Carrie believes that healthy connections foster healing and places importance on positive communication, boundaries and support within the client’s family system.More