Gemima McMahon

MA, LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor of Total Life Counseling Center

Gemima McMahon

Gemima is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor of Total Life Counseling Center, specializing in counseling for women’s issues, couples, children and teenagers. She is trained in ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) for treating PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, abuse, phobias, and panic attacks.

Gemima’s Bio

Philosophy of Care

Gemima’s desire to become a mental health counselor derived from her own experiences of growing up in a divorced household, overcoming trauma and relationship issues and going on her own journey of healing and wellness. Her healing journey began as a teenager when she started to receive mental health counseling services. Counseling was a completely transformative and life changing experience for her. She saw how incredible and beneficial therapy was and aspired to become a mental health counselor herself.
Gemima was born in the United States but grew up in the huge metropolis of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is so grateful for the diverse cultural upbringing she had and because of this multicultural experience she speaks both English and Portuguese. She moved to Florida for college and continued to live there after getting licensed as a mental health counselor.

Gemima has a gift of making others feel comfortable and accepted around her. She immediately allows others to feel that they belong, are seen, heard, and understood. She has worked with a wide range of individuals from children, teenagers, young adults, and older adults. Her primary focus is working with women’s issues, couples, children and teenagers. She is well versed in attachment theories and loves applying her skills and knowledge to help others understand themselves and their relationship dynamics better. By using attachment theory, Gemima has been able to see her clients experience significant self-awareness, healing and change in behavior. She finds counseling to be a very rewarding career. Gemima is committed to providing the best evidence based, comprehensive and ethical treatments. She is passionate about helping her clients heal from trauma and dive into deep rooted issues to see true healing and transformation.

For people who desire a religious approach, Gemima values spirituality and incorporating faith in her practice. However, she loves working with a diverse group of clients and works with individuals from different cultural, religious or non-religious backgrounds. She abides to a holistic approach of aligning mind, body and spirit in the counseling and healing process.

Education and Professional Experience

Gemima McMahon, M.A, has a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College, 2017. She received her B.S, in Psychology from Southeastern University and graduated magna cum laude. Since completing her education, Gemima has been committed to participating in trainings and lectures to broaden her knowledge and skills. She is trained in ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy). ART is an amazing evidenced based trauma healing therapy developed specifically for treating PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, abuse, phobias, and panic attacks. Gemima has seen many of her clients improve dramatically by using ART.

Education and Professional Experience

  • LMHC State of Florida Department of Health
  • Level 1 Training Gottman Method Relationship Institute Couples Therapy
  • Trained in Sand Tray Therapy
  • Trained in ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy)
  • Psychology Today – Gemima is a licensed mental health counselor certified by Psychology today

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