What excites Gemma is the ability to put all of her years of professional experience working in psychiatric facilities, nonprofit counseling centers, foster care, teaching undergrad at the university level, and running her own private practice into the Nestled.
Her goal in crafting the program is to provide structure and consistency to patients so that they may themselves focus on the internal work needed to be done to set them up for prolonged sobriety post-treatment. She herself walks the walk and talks the talk. She practices a healthy lifestyle that includes mindfulness in what she puts in her body, yoga 3-4x week, journaling, spending time in nature, nurturing her relationships, and always aspiring to better herself. Her aim is to model first by example. The program includes facets that address all 8 dimensions of wellness including: physical, emotional, mental, social, environmental, spiritual, occupational, and financial.
“I knew from a very young age that I was a meant to be of service - a healer. I’ve come to embrace this role in so many aspects and practice what I preach in terms of wellness as a part of recovery. I am certified as a yoga instructor as well as licensed as a therapist because I want to be able to treat the mind, body, and spirit. I am so honored to be a part of The Nestled family and it is my full intent to continue to heal and be a light for those in need.”