Gabrielle Scott

Gabrielle received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and religious studies at the University of Arizona and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health counseling at Northern Arizona University with a focus on addiction and mental health. Throughout her master’s program, Gabrielle completed her internship hours abroad in Jamaica and at Mirasol Recovery Center in Arizona.  She worked with medical professionals in Three Hills, Jamaica providing health screenings to adults and children and teaching psychoeducational classes on symptoms and treatment methods for anxiety and depression. Gabrielle has also worked with women in recovery from eating disorders and as a primary therapist for individuals in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. She is passionate about social advocacy for people of color and has served on the Diversity Inclusion Committee at Sierra Tucson where she focused on integrating treatment methods that improve healthcare minorities.  Gabrielle’s research interests include: mental healthcare for minorities, cultural disparities and its influence on substance abuse, addiction, and cross-cultural factors between ethnic minority groups, international social work, and how the intersections of race, class, and gender contribute to addictive behaviors.