Geri Lynn Utter, PsyD

Dr. Geri Lynn Utter, PsyD. is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with individuals diagnosed with both substance use disorders and severe mental illness. Throughout her career, she has conducted psychological evaluations for the Courts on incarcerated individuals in an effort to ensure they receive the appropriate mental health and drug and alcohol treatment during and post release from prison. Currently, Dr. Utter works on the Medical Affairs team at Orexo Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and manufacturing medication designed to help individuals with opioid dependence. Over the past year, Orexo has expanded its’ portfolio into the Digital Therapeutics space with digital technologies designed to support individuals with depression, problematic drinking and opioid use disorder. Dr. Utter is passionate about working with individuals and families who have been impacted by drug and alcohol addiction as both her mother and father have struggled with addiction throughout their lives.  In April of 2020, she released her first book, Mainlining Philly: Survival, Hope and Resisting Drug Addiction which came from her desire to share her story and instill hope. The book is based largely on experiences and challenges that she faced in life due to her parents’ struggles with drugs and alcohol abuse and also encompasses a short Addiction Handbook designed to offer psychoeducation about addiction and mental illness.  In an effort to overcome the stigma associated with addiction and other mental health issues, Dr. Utter continues to provide education and spread awareness. Website: www.drgerilynnutter.com.