Experience Personal Growth and Interpersonal Healing with Immersive Nature Retreats

Dr. Gemma Andaya’s nature-immersed healing retreats serve as sanctuaries for individuals seeking holistic recovery from mental health challenges and substance abuse, while also focusing on interpersonal wellness and the exploration of spirituality. Participants engage in a blend of therapeutic practices and nature immersion to foster personal growth and deep connections.

Open to individuals committed to mental health recovery, substance abuse recovery, wellness, self-development, and exploring spirituality in a natural and supportive environment. All backgrounds and levels of experience are welcome. RSVP today.  


  • Integrate mental health and substance abuse recovery through therapeutic exercises in natural settings.
  • Cultivate interpersonal wellness through communal activities, sharing circles, and group discussions.
  • Engage with elder wisdom to gain insights for personal transformation and recovery.
  • Foster a gained sense of meaning and connection through spiritual exploration in nature.
  • Develop tools for self-compassion, forgiveness, and trust in the recovery journey.

Itinerary Example:

  • Morning sessions focused on mental health recovery and substance abuse support.
  • Group activities fostering interpersonal connections and wellness.
  • Workshops and discussions on integrating spirituality into daily life.
  • Reflection time in nature for personal contemplation and growth.
  • Evening ceremonies and rituals for spiritual connection and healing.

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Unlock Your Potential with Our Services


Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counseling

POJ Wellness offers comprehensive therapy and counseling services to residents of Nevada, both online and in person. Our dedicated team provides a wide range of mental health and substance abuse assessments, diagnoses, evidence-based treatment interventions, and referrals, ensuring that individuals receive the support they need to navigate their healing journey.


Psychedelic Integration Therapy

Entheogenic Integration Therapy is a process that helps individuals integrate their experiences with entheogenic plants, fungi, and substances into their daily lives. Psychedelic experiences can catalyze immensely transformative experiences, but the real work begins only after the trip subsides.


Free Live Education Webinars

To further support personal growth and self-development, we provide a diverse selection of online courses and workshops. These resources are designed to empower individuals on their path to self-discovery, offering valuable insights, practical tools, and transformative practices.


Self-Paced Online Courses

Coming soon (2024)! We will be offering affordable and donation-based courses accessible to all on a variety of topics related to mental health, substance abuse recovery, and integration from altered states of consciousness. This will be a great addition to your treatment plan, but should not replace counseling.

Our Vision & Mission


To create a world where individuals embrace self-awareness, empower their potential, and foster authentic connections, leading to holistic well-being and collective transformation. Together, we create a harmonious and enlightened existence.


Our mission is to empower individuals on their journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and interpersonal wellness. Through our insightful articles, transformative courses, engaging individual, group, and family sessions, and immersive workshops, we provide the tools, knowledge, and practices to increase self-awareness, develop self-mastery, and navigate meaningful relationships. We are dedicated to fostering a community that celebrates authenticity, conscious living, and social responsibility. By integrating these principles into everyday lives, we aim to create a positive ripple effect that extends beyond individuals, contributing to the betterment of society and the world.

Social Responsibility Commitment

POJ Wellness contributes to social responsibility by actively supporting charitable causes, allocating resources to marginalized communities and environmental protection, and dedicating a portion of profits to a scholarship fund. They believe these efforts contribute to positive societal change by nurturing self-awareness, fostering authentic connections, and empowering individuals.

Creating safe, trauma-informed & diverse spaces for self-exploration & healing.

Meet The Founder

Dr. Gemma Andaya

A renowned Clinical Program Consultant, Educator, and Clinician, Dr. Gemma Andaya brings an unmatched fusion of charisma, expertise, and passion to the realm of mental health and addiction recovery. Through her distinguished tenure, she has emerged as a vanguard in promoting trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, integrative, and holistic therapeutic modalities.

Career Highlights:

Psychotherapist & Consultant, Private Practice (2017-Present): Beyond offering mental health and addiction recovery counseling, Dr. Andaya has been an instrumental figure in facilitating wellness workshops and retreats. A valued contributor to organizational development, she provides CLE/CEUs centered on wellness while mentoring state interns with unmatched dedication.

Clinical Director, The Nestled Recovery Center (2019-2023): Under her visionary leadership, Dr. Andaya spearheaded the development and implementation of a top-tier quality program that garnered commendable online reviews and fortified the center’s reputation as a preferred treatment provider. From hiring to training and from education to supervision, she managed all facets of treatment staff and contractors. Her exceptional leadership was further highlighted through successful audits from SAPTA & Joint Commission.

Undergrad Educator, GBC & UNLV (2013-2018): As a passionate educator, she crafted and instated robust curriculum structures for the Department of Educational and Clinical Studies. Some of her noted courses include Multicultural Competency, Introduction to Human Services, Counseling Skills in Human Services, Drugs and Behavior, and Stress Management and Prevention.

Educational Milestones:

PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision, University of the Cumberlands, 2023.

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, UNLV, 2015.

BS in Psychology, UNLV, 2011.

With Dr. Gemma Andaya and the team she mentors, you encounter a synergy of experience, passion, and dedication that embodies the future of holistic therapeutic methodologies.