Dr. Gemma Barriteau


About Me

I am a mental health counselor, licensed in the state of New York with 15 years of experience working with teens, adults and families in various settings, such as community mental health facilities, schools, drug and alcohol rehab, in foster care and at a gay/lesbian community center. Although originally from New York, I graduated from Duquesne University in PA with my masters degree in Community Counseling in 2005 and then with my doctorate degree in Counselor Education & Supervision in 2016. I have worked with clients in both PA and NY through various issues and concerns, which include non-suicidal ideation (cutting), low self-esteem, drug and alcohol dependency, anxiety, anger management, relationship issues, codependency and issues concerning sexual orientation.
I believe that it is a privilege when anyone allows me into their world and I treat that openness with the utmost respect, sensitivity and compassion. I understand that as we learn to work with each other, mistakes will be made. I too am open to whatever you will teach me. My approach is person-centered with cognitive-behavioral counseling theory and techniques that are enhanced by Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy, which is "a school of psychology and a philosophy based on the idea that we are strongly motivated to live purposefully and meaningfully, and that we find meaning in life as a result of responding authentically and meaningfully to life's challenges" (https://www.google.com- what-is-Logotherapy). The creation of your treatment plan will be a collaborative effort to help ensure that you will be successful.
Taking the steps to improve one's life requires courage and commitment. When you are ready, I am here to help you through the process.
I'm looking forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #006061 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Written by M.A. on Nov 30, 2018 after counseling with Gemma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and sleeping disorders

She's like talking to a really smart, caring long time friend. Warm and engaging.