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About Me

Gretchen Raring is a dedicated licensed clinical social worker (LCSW),received her masters degree at Temple University. She has 20 years experience of specializing in treatment, outreach, and engagement with the mental health, addiction, homeless, incarcerated and/or veteran's population. Clinical managerial and program development experiences focusing on Jail diversion/Reentry/Prebooking and Veteran's Justice Involved program in Atlantic County, NJ. Key strengths are successful in outpatient therapy, community outreach, community collaboration leader, and history of successful program development.
As a therapist Gretchen believes in therapeutic relationships based on deep acceptance, warm regard and collaboration towards personal development. In her work with individuals and families and couples, she uses an electic approach depending what will be effective. This may include CBT, trauma recovery model and emotion focused therapy. Gretchen specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, PTSD. She recognizes and respects the courage it takes to make that first step and seek help, and it is a priviledge to her to accompany you on your journey.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #44SC05318800 (Expires: 2022-08-31)

LCSW #SW15156 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 4 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Gretchen is amazing!

Written by K.A. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

She is helping me build my confidence in a way I never thought I could do on my own. A pleasure to speak to.

Written by T.R. on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I would like to thank Gretchen for how caring she is during a hard time in my life.

Written by T.H. on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She is an excellent oasis in the middle of a storming sea

Written by I.G. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Awesome help. I recommend to everyone that are going through harsh times.

Written by R.O. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Gretchen for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and self esteem

Gretchen has been of great help, I felt the benefits of talking with her from our very first session. She is helping me put mechanisms in place that will alleviate my stress, boost my confidence and overall make me feel comfortable in my own skin. Thank you.