Seth Gruenwald, LCSW
Seth Gruenwald is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois with nearly 20 years of experience working with individuals with a spectrum of life experiences and diverse personal struggles, including depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, and situational stressors. He utilizes person-centered, strengths-based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, and dialectical behavior therapy, attending to individuals’ goals, barriers, strengths, motivations, and resources.
Seth approaches each person with unconditional positive regard and encourages authenticity both in relationships with others and relationship with oneself. He welcomes opportunities to cultivate safe spaces for sharing, thinking, and healing.
Seth brings a gentle, respectful, and accepting demeanor to the therapeutic relationship, supporting emotional awareness, self-appreciation, humor, and celebration as cornerstones of a healthy and resilient foundation for personal growth. Prior to completing his Master of Social Work at University of Michigan, he found in his career as a full-time teaching musician many opportunities to employ creative storytelling as a path to healing.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IL LCSW 149020378
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Seth Gruenwald has always worked best with me and for me. He listens to my background & gives me the best advice for my mental health. He also has referred me great movies and books where I felt less alone in my situation & more confident to face my struggles and worries. Most importantly, he doesn’t give me cookie-cutter advice and is completely professional and honest with me.
Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Seth for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Seth was incredible I can't recommend him either got me exactly where i needed to be and provided the help and support i needed
Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Seth for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Seth is an amazing therapist. He´s warm, empathetic, perceptive, gentle, and wise. He is a comforting presence, and very easy to talk to. We´ve been working together for a few months now in weekly video sessions, which I have found super-helpful in gaining more understanding of myself and making constructive changes. Highly recommended!
Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Seth for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Seth is amazing
Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Seth for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Seth is a calm person who listens to me. He has over time surprised me with a lot of reflective questions that has help me reflect upon both my feelings and thoughts.
Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Seth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Seth has a lot of patience and takes the time to really understand what you may be going through.
At the same time he is a great listener and understands what it is you would like to work through and what your goals are.
He checks in regularly and is always there to make sure to give you words of reassurance.
Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Seth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management