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About Us

Gearty & Skiles

Gearty & Skiles Counseling is an addictions treatment facility licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Founded in the early 1980s as HSA Counseling, Inc., we have been treating patients across Lancaster County for nearly 40 years.

We offer counseling services in two locations, to best serve our patients. Our main office is located in Lancaster, PA and our satellite office is in Ephrata, PA. Both offices are convenient to public transportation and within walking distance to downtown areas.

Our Approach

Our treatment programs start with respect for every individual. Addiction is a diagnosable and treatable medical condition, not a problem to be solved. Our team-oriented atmosphere embraces this philosophy and focuses on providing individualized treatment programs in a friendly, inviting atmosphere that encourages trust and a commitment to long-term goals. We work together to provide the tools our patients need to achieve long-term sobriety.

Our Executive Team:

Justin C. Gearty Jr., Esquire
Shareholder, President of the Board, and General Counsel

Mr. Gearty joined the organization in July of 2016 after acquiring his shares in the organization. Mr. Gearty has a Juris Doctor degree from Widener University, a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and is an attorney licensed to practice law in all Pennsylvania Courts and in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - United States District Court.

Mr. Gearty began his work in addictions treatment in 2002, working in the field as a chemical dependency technician. He quickly moved his way up to counselor assistant and then counselor. Mr. Gearty was employed by an organization that owned drug and alcohol and mental health organizations throughout the country. He was promoted to the position of business analyst and traveled the country to work with all types of facilities on various types of issues.

In 2010, he opened Gearty Law Offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a general practice law firm, and continues to serve clients throughout the state.

Kelly Gearty, LSW, MSW
Secretary of the Board, Clinical Director

Mrs. Gearty joined the organization in 2014 as a counselor. She quickly moved to the position of clinical supervisor and was promoted again to the position of clinical director in the summer of 2016. She has a master's degree in social work and is a licensed social worker.

Mrs. Gearty has experience in virtually all levels of care in addictions treatment including residential treatment, half-way house, methadone treatment, and outpatient treatment. She now has over a decade of experience in the field.

Our entire team is dedicated to this field, our staff, our patients, and our community.