Marie G. Gumá

PsyD (ABD)
Marie G. Gumá

Marie G. Gumá was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her family moved to Miami, Florida when she was 3 years old. From a very early age Marie knew she wanted to study psychology and work in the helping profession. She attended Barry University where she majored in psychology. Marie obtained her Master of Science and Doctoral coursework in Clinical Psychology at Carlos Albizu University graduating Cum Laude and a member of the Honor Society (PSI CHI).

Marie is a well-known and experienced professional in the substance abuse community in South Florida. She began her career providing psychological therapy to the underprivileged youth in Miami-Dade County. After 8 years of practicing in the public sector, Marie opened a private practice office in Coral Gables. In 2010, she was exposed to the world of substance abuse and business development when she was asked to become the department head of a detox unit at Mercy Hospital in Miami, Florida. She has spent years building relationships nationally in the substance abuse field and has created a name for herself due to her professionalism, ethics, experience and passion. When Marie introduced substance abuse treatment to the First Responder industry, her second life-calling and passion awoke. She has been an advocate, educator and resource for many South Florida Fire and Police Departments for 7 years, including Key Biscayne Fire Rescue, Coral Gables Police Department, Miramar Fire Rescue, Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue, Davie Fire Rescue. In November of 2017, Marie attended the Clinician Awareness Program hosted by the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative in Coral Springs/Parkland. She is also a proud and active member of the Clinical Response Team for Coral Springs Parkland. She holds high standards for herself and the organizations she relates to. Her clinical background and first responder industry exposure has helped to develop her vision and enthusiasm for this industry.