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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Bipolar disorder
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 , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , HIV / AIDS , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #003256 (Expires: 2022-08-31)
Gretchen is a great counselor and has helped me tremendously.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
Very supportive and kind