Gina Mertz, M.A., LMFT

Gina Mertz, M.A., LMFT

Program Director, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Rocklin; Assistant Professor, Psychology


  • M.A. 1999 University of San Francisco
  • B.A. 1996 University of California, San Diego


Gina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience providing counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families. She operates a small private practice in Roseville. Previous to her role at Jessup, she worked as a manager and clinical supervisor in community mental health settings where she specialized in treating diverse populations and providing counseling, consultation and training on trauma and abuse. Her professional mission is to be a conduit of help, hope and healing through collaborative, encouraging and Christ-centered therapy and academics. In her current role as MACP Program Director, Gina oversees faculty, course delivery, practicum placements and student advising.

In addition to her academic and clinical passions, Gina is a poet and writer of Christian children’s books. She is an active church member, proud dog mom and enjoys world adventures with her husband.