Assistant Clinical Director, Therapist
- EMDR Certified
- EAGALA Trained
- Neurofeedback Trained
- Advanced DBT Trained
- Sand Play Therapy Trained
Gabriella joined Alpine Academy in early 2014 after working in other residential settings with teens and young adults suffering from a range of mental health issues including: Attachment Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Conduct Disorders, PTSD, Psychotic Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, BiPolar Disorder, Substance Abuse, and Self-Harming behaviors. Gabriella also has experience working with preschool-aged children who suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as the chronically and persistently mentally ill adult population. She obtained both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Westminster College, a private liberal arts school in Salt Lake City.
Gabriella operates from an attachment-based approach with the families she works with to develop and/or strengthen secure attachments within each family, as well as nurture a strong and healthy sense of self within each individual. She has a great passion and skill for working with individuals who have experienced complex-trauma and repeated broken attachments as well as individuals from diverse backgrounds. She is EMDR-Certified through the EMDR Institute and has specialized training in CBT, DBT, Equine Therapy (EAGALA Model), Sand Play Therapy, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Neurofeedback. Gabriella is also a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals.