I am a Bilingual (English-Spanish) licensed therapist with a passion to provide person-centered, strengths based, trauma informed and culturally sensitive treatment.
I am strong believer in the idea that we have the solutions to our problems within and encourages clients to do introspection to find their own answers. I strive to create a safe, warm, compassionate environment for clients to heal, explore and learn.
I enjoy working with individuals from all ages and genders. However, as a working latina, mother of 3, I have a passion for working with women and minorities.
I graduated from University of New England with a masters in Clinical Social Work and I have over 5 years of experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. I been trained in person centered treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Treatment, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Treatment.
I have experience working with depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, suicide ideations, trauma, relationship issues, among others. I also have extensive training and work experience in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Anger management, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW21001
WI LCSW 9875-123
In the past, I have done a therapy session once to process some trauma, but never anything long term. My relationship with Gretshen over the last year has been life changing. She's helped me uncover things that I mentally swept under the rug that were actually posing issues in my life and provided me with tips and advice to actually address and resolve them. We have collectively discussed topics regarding parenting, relationship and weight loss where we've discussed some eye opening solutions that have kept me from breaking down when I thought there were no solutions that would work for me. I would 100% recommend Gretshen!
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Gretshen for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning coping with life changes
Un espacio de paz con Gretshen Acevedo. Es una gran terapista, siempre atenta y consciente.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Gretshen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues
I worked with Gretshen for about 4 months. In that time, she was responsive, respectful, and a wealth of knowledge. I appreciated her intentional way of asking questions, and always providing a resource or two for more personal growth.
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Gretshen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Gretshen is a different kind of therapist than others I have worked with. She truly is solution-oriented, and is not afraid to call me out for getting in my own way. She shows a great amount of compassion for the places where I'm hurt, but also expects me to do the work, look inside myself, face the hard questions, and keep moving forward. I am thankful that I feel comfortable sharing everything with her; I can tell her what I'm afraid of, when I don't like what she's saying, or even just that I'm completely lost and too stubborn to move in any direction. Gretshen has so much optimism and believes in me when I don't believe in myself or in life, and that kind of support has been key to helping expand my perspective. I'm grateful to have found Gretshen and I have seen--and felt--so much growth in my life in the months we have worked together. She's a very helpful mix of patient, kind, and truthful, and I'm so glad to have her in my corner!
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Gretshen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
Gretshen’s approach to therapy is great because I don’t feel like she’s forcing any ideology into my head. She listens to what I’m saying and helps me come to my own conclusions. Then she will let me know her educated opinion about it and she will answer questions I have about helping to improve in very useful ways. She’s a therapist I would highly recommend if you’re looking for someone who will listen and give you real tools to improve your current state of mind.
Written on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with Gretshen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd