Gretchen Law

(LCSW)
Therapist Gretchen Law Photo

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Connecticut and have been in practice for 29 years. In addition to working as a private practice clinician I have worked in a variety of settings doing psychiatric clinical work including in-patient settings, emergency room psychiatric evaluations and substance abuse treatment. In 1992 I founded and directed a residential program for adults in New Haven, CT. I have worked with a wide range of individuals, some with serious, long term psychiatric illnesses and others who are seeking support for specific and time limited issues. Of course, everything in-between.

My style is supportive and eclectic. The client and therapist work as a team to clarify issues and to explore avenues toward an increased sense of personal strength and well being for the client. The work together involves a relationship that is fluid and safe. I work well with a wide variety of people and issues and am not afraid of the complexities that come with being human - whatever they may be. I am at home with people from multiple cultures, ethnicities, socio-economic and educational backgrounds - and with people of all ages. The work is really important to me. I have a good sense of humor and a relaxed, calming style.

I would very much look forward to meeting with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 29

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #003256 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

Written by E.D. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Gretchen is a great counselor and has helped me tremendously.

Written by J.I. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Gretchen has been pretty helpful in validating me and being a good listener. She’s also able to offer other perspectives for me to consider.

Written by M.I. on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I absolutely love her! She gets who I am and my background especially knowing I am from a different culture. She listens very well and is patient with me.

Written by J.A. on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Gretchen is very kind and understanding, she takes the time to fully understand how im feeling/processing things and tries to help in every way possible !

Written by E.R. on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Gretchen is a great listener. I find it very helpful to talk out my problems and feelings to her. I feel she is non biased and helps with trying to make your situations easier and gives you feedback based off of your personality traits. I enjoy having her as a counselor.

Written by H.E. on Apr 24, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 2 weeks

Very supportive and kind