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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
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 , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #44SC05318800 (Expires: 2022-08-31)
LCSW #SW15156 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Gretchen is amazing!
She is helping me build my confidence in a way I never thought I could do on my own. A pleasure to speak to.
I would like to thank Gretchen for how caring she is during a hard time in my life.
She is an excellent oasis in the middle of a storming sea
Awesome help. I recommend to everyone that are going through harsh times.
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.