BS, East Stroudsburg University/ MA, Marywood University/ Psy.D. Marywood University
Dr. Boyd is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New Jersey and New York. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Marywood University, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). She completed her doctoral internship at Rutgers Health Services -Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatric Services (APA accredited). Gemma most recently worked at Rutgers University where over the past two years, she assisted in the development of a new higher-level of care program for late adolescents and young adults within a university setting; and expanded her experience working with moderate to high risk youth in individual, group and case management capacities.
Gemma has five years of post-doctoral experience and training in utilizing evidenced-based treatments with youth for anxiety, trauma, and depressive disorders. She is certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma/PTSD and is versed in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) approaches. Her approach to treatment is integrative, and she focuses on working with adolescents and young adults by providing an accepting, inclusive, and supportive space for every client by utilizing a culturally informed approach to treatment.
Gemma’s motivation stems from her own struggles with anxiety and depression as a child. This inspired her goal to become a psychologist to effectively treat individuals who struggle with similar challenges. Gemma is inspired by the courage, strength, vulnerability, and growth that her clients demonstrate daily. She finds it uplifting to see adolescents and young adults make fundamental changes through their willingness to participate in effective treatment modalities.