Alpine Academy Names Gabriella Campbell as New Clinical Director
Gabriella (Gabbi) Campbell, CMHC, has recently been named Clinical Director of Alpine Academy. Gabbi joined Alpine’s clinical team 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, PTSD, personality disorders, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorders, after 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.
Prior to beginning her life as a Mental Health Professional, Gabbi served proudly as a member of the United States Air Force Reserve for 15 years. She credits many of her leadership skills to her military experience.
One of Gabbi’s top priorities in her new role is to encourage and facilitate consistent professional development within the therapeutic team. She also recognizes the strain the past two years of the pandemic have created within the mental health industry. She is committed to helping improve morale and accountability within her team and throughout all of Alpine Academy.
Gabbi is a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. 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.
Gabbi operates from an attachment-based approach with her families 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 devotes her weekends to her family, which is blended and includes two teenagers of her own. She continues to look forward to assisting youth in tapping into their unique potential, and to discover a sense of their own powerful identities, paving the way for a brighter, safer future for themselves, their families, and society as a whole.
Gabbi became the Assistant Clinical Director in 2018, with Dustin Dowdle as the department Director. Dustin remains at Alpine Academy and is now serving as a therapist and Assistant Clinical Director. This change will allow him greater opportunity to focus on personally providing therapy to the students at the new Lakeview campus as he continues to support and supervise several clinicians.
About Alpine Academy
Alpine Academy Therapeutic Schools, state-licensed as residential treatment for adolescents, ages 12-18, includes two campuses – one for males and one for females. The 30+ acre, Utah campuses are just three miles apart and are only 30 minutes west of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Both campuses serve students struggling with severe emotional disturbances. Alpine is a fully accredited school with dual-endorsed teachers. Therapy, with master’s level clinicians, is built into the school day. Alpine is a nationally certified Teaching-Family Model treatment program. Students live in homes with married couples who provide a family-like setting and serve as professional house parents. Through a strength-based, trauma-informed, individualized approach, students are taught healthy behaviors in a setting that best replicates family, school, and community life. Contact: Jill McIntyre 801-815-4683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.